"I love it. I almost wish they still came by so I could try it out. (They stopped coming here after three times of explaining why I think most of the major problems in the world are caused by belief in religions.)"
"This method of expulsion of unwanted xians will take some NERVE. If you see them coming to your door, make a detour through the kitchen getting the BIGGEST KNIFE you can find; put on a slight, mysterious smile, with fixed eyes, and answer the…"
That is where the money is coming from. We have our own local chapter. I'll keep you posted. And, for those of you who missed it, we have had atheists marching in our xmas parade. …"
"Good point about editing, and that actually came up this morning. The boys are college age roommates and one of them said fuck and then apologized for it. I smiled and said, "What the fuck are you apologizing for?" It was…"
"Greetings to everyone! I wanted to report that I just met two new darling young (and atheist) clients through an atheist referral. Absolutely refreshing. Doesn't happen every day, but I do rejoice when it does."
"Yup, I read all of the stuff elsewhere in this discussion. I just didn't want to jump in, earlier. Too many landmines.
I'm pretty much completely on your side, in this one.
Hell, for my own sexuality, the biological is more…"
"I put aside gender as I've put aside religion, there is no difference. Religion is a psychological delusion. Reproductive organs are biological organs. Gender dysphoria is mental health issue which with a high correlation to narcissism. You may…"
Hi dr kellie, really nice to read your comment. There are so many social changes taking place right now, and things seem chaotic. Are you familiar with Chaos Theory? According to James Gleick, Chaos: The Making of a New Science, during a period of cultural change, i.e. race relations, feminism, LGBT, class warfare, anger and frustration boil over and people think everything is going to pieces. A lot of cognitive dissonance occurs, and changing attitudes create the "heat" necessary to bring about desired change. I don't know if he is accurate in his assessment, I just know everything is piling up and topped off by wars and climate change and there is a highly likely chance a despotic ruler will be chosen by the population.
I believe if we stay calm, and confident in our value system, and live our lives according to our principles, it is possible to influence people to make necessary changes. We cannot continue to fear and hate homosexuals, any more than we need fear race, women, or diversity.
I perceive this period of chaos as leading to a higher plane of human existence ... at least I firmly hope so. You and I are horrified by many responses because they are worthy of being horrified about. Stupidity, ignorance, prejudice, traditions, all keep people locked in and they fight to maintain and perpetuate the status quo. You and I can not remain silent in the face of such behaviors, and we will pay a price. The good news is, we are up to the challenge.
Hi, thanks. I work for a pecan ranch down here, plus a bit of landscaping for the bosses home. Lol, I too have been to the dairy queen here - the ultimate place for a treat. I am quite familiar with College Station too, nice to know there are a few sane people here in Texas. It's good to meet you.
Oh, ew. That voice! Why do all those girls/women sound like baby ducks quacking? I'm usually in here at the computer with my back to the TV while my sister watches Jay Leno, and I can't tell which female is his guest unless I turn around and look at the screen. They all sound the same. Like the Kardashian sisters. Ick. Even some of the younger talking heads on the local news sound like that now. Srsly.
I know. I have to keep reminding myself that she's an Aspie, and that it's too late to help her, IF she would accept help. (She's also a Jehovah's Witless, and they don't believe in psychology/psychiatry/neuro-science of any kind.)
My only excuse for ranting online is that after 67 years, her behavior does get on my last nerve. I fantasize about moving out and leaving no forwarding address.
I comfort myself with the fact that I still have our mother's other Pyrex stuff...baking dishes, etc. And my own small collection of Corning Ware. I love the Grab-Its for the microwave!
My cousin's daughter is lesbian and with a wonderful partner. Together they had three children by artificial insemination. They are the most super children one could hope for; obviously their home life is healthy. My aunt, a devout Roman Catholic, hated the thought and said some pretty awful stuff.
In a sudden, sever condition my cousin died on the operating table. We were all devastated. No longer able to live alone her lesbian granddaughter and family had their home raised up and build a home under it for my aunt. Can you imagine the emotional turmoil she experienced!? Here these two young women with three young children actually raised the roof for her. The story ends well, even as we all miss my beloved cousin.