Perhaps it's just a figure of speech, but each of the Cuomo brothers have said "God willing" when referring to ending the coronavirus. However, like most people, I'm betting they really believe their…Continue
Hillary Clinton ended the Democrat debate last night with "May the force be with you". I though that was great! No "God bless America (or you)". She did mention "god" once, when she said "God-given…Continue
The "You ain't no Muslim" remark made by a bystander in the London subway stabbings has been a major internet sensation. Substitute "Christian" for Muslim, and we atheists would be saying it ALL the…Continue
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Happily retired science teacher. Enjoy being outdoors, gardening, golfing, exploring. Do service work with Wilderness Volunteers and Sierra Club. Enjoy being indoors to read, play piano, cook and eat! Life is good being an atheist.
As a kid from Indiana, I always heard it said, don't go to Gary or South Chicago--dangerous black man territory. So while I had never had any contact with a black person, and my parents weren't biased that I was aware of (well, maybe my father was), I knew to fear and avoid them.
One summer Sunday day back in 1957 when I was 14, my friend's father took us by train to Chicago to see the White Sox play. We mistakenly got off at the wrong station and discovered we were in "black Chicago"…Continue
I attended my first German Baptist wedding yesterday, and it was quite the experience.
German Baptists in my north-central part of Indiana are a mix of old and new ways of living. They drive vehicles and have cell phones, but don't own televisions, for example. The women put their hair up in bonnets and wear long dresses. The men all have beards and wear black.
Lorene, the bride, has worked on my farm for 6 years (along with several other GB girls). So she invited me to her…Continue
My dog, Dot, tags along when I go on long walks on county roads. She often gets distracted in her curiosity. The other day, she fell behind and never caught up. Since I went around the 4 mile block, I didn't see her on my return. I waited all day for her to come trotting home.
About 6 hours later, a young lady knocked on my door and asked if I'd lost a dog. There Dot was in the back seat of her small car. Relief! The lady asked her neighbors (in a small town of about 100 people over a…Continue