"You are not the only one. I was able to keep a job for twenty seven years but that was because
most of the time I was by myself.
I was socioally ostracized and never given the chance to move up.
I worked for a public school district and the pay…"
It's a language barrier and social barrier that's rough enough to work through without the added ick of religious platitudes. Whether you have it, know someone who does, or are just interested in knowing more, all are welcome!
"It"s been my experience that true forgiveness takes time more than anything.
You can't change the past so you concentrate on what's going on now. People come
and go in life and if they reject you don't worry,there's plenty…"
"Personally I am as polite to religious people as they are to me.
I know several who know who and what ( atheist and gay) I am and treat me with utmost respect and
I treat them the same way.
I can't say that about the majority of them…"
"Myself and the brother of a dead friend were lamenting his loss at work when the lead man
announced "Well.that's what happens when you don't follow god's law,he should have been killed
anyway." we asked him if he'd…"
"Having to make that conversion must be hard,but being the person that never attended church
can be hard when you a child.
You are ostrasized by most of your peers as a kid and you don't have the slightest idea why.
Good luck to you when you…"
"Not really Tom,the christians try to spin it like that but the truth is that many,but not all,
of the men who wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were
atheists, and the concept was to create a separation between church and…"
"Know what you mean Jez ,you just have to stand up to these bible punks sometimes.
I had a local bunch try to run me out of town once and i still live at the same address!
Don't let these jesus creeps run over you!!!!!"
"Wow,just got thru reading this thread.
I too have been in a similar position, many years ago,I was,and still am a practicing karateka and
I was harassed simply for that by the local churches in my town.
Martial arts wasn't as common back…"
"Having been abused by Fundies I sometimes feel "the end justifies the means" is appropriate,
after all,that's the same excuse they used with me.
How would taking that attitude help us to do better than them though?
If your forced…"
"I commend you for standing up for your daughter Keia,I just want you to know you are not alone,there are atheist groups all over Texas you can go to for help and advice.
Start with the texas heathens group right here at the nexus.
If you want to…"
"I can't help but be a little offended by that Wiley,there are a lot of proud atheists here in Texas
who fight the good fight.I guess we all could just move somewhere else and take the easy way out
but native Texans aren't known for…"
You put it well: "walk all over people" and it is they who are in the wrong intellectually.
Welcome to Atheist Nexus with its thousands of good friends. .
Do join good groups like the busy discussion group ORIGINS (Origins: Universe, Life, Humans, Religion..... ).
I have been running a long discussion there about being "Proud to be Atheist" as we all should be, seeing that we hold the intellectual high ground over the religionists.