"My children have been raised as atheists. The questions were usually more along the lines of "Why does (name) believe in (god, zombies, etc.)?" And, yes, the zombie was Jesus. It was the only cultural touchpoint she had…"
"I like "Oh your god! (said with a smirk) No. Thank you, but no." The last part you need to be kind but quite firm.
Sometimes, one will still have to state that one is an atheist, but this normally does the trick for…"
"Hey godfree! I'm telling everyone I can about the freethinkers convention in Fargo Sept 24-25. It's gonna be a blast and I would hate for anyone to miss out because they didn't know! Check it out at www.project42convention.org. I know…"
"I disagree that we need to be on the "good" side of the Wal-mart decision. Personally, I do not have a problem with children hearing profanities. The rule in our house is that it is fine to use profanity, so long as it is done…"
It seems that we are making progress against creationism. Maybe what we need to do is to extend free public education through at least 4 years of college to try to drag the US (kicking and sceaming in tongues) into the 21st century. creationism pollSee More
"I would also suggest books about gods and heroes (especially those from the parents' cultural backgrounds) as it will help to give a perspective that there are other gods and heroes that we no longer celebrate, but that ones ancestors…"
"The Koch brothers. What a fun family.
Let's remember those poor uninformed people who were so upset with the thought that the government programs they depend on to survive being taken over by the government. That was…"
"So maybe the confusion that I see is not because of multisyllabic words, but because they lack the knowledge of what they are supporting. I can see it that way too.
I just cannot think of a constructive way to engage that person. …"
"I agree. I have usually just told them that I don't feel comfortable forcing people to be proselytized to before feeding them or giving them shelter. I generally just get a confused look back from the bell ringers. Do you feel…"
"We will just have to call them "Getting to Know You in the Biblical Sense" parties. Everyone could come as their favorite evangelical, Rev. Cedric Miller, Bishop Eddie Long, Ted Haggard, et al. Oh, and the Pope could supply the condoms.…"
Hey godfree! I'm telling everyone I can about the freethinkers convention in Fargo Sept 24-25. It's gonna be a blast and I would hate for anyone to miss out because they didn't know! Check it out at www.project42convention.org. I know other Sioux Falls atheists will be there too.
PS: FANTASTIC pic! You were great on the Venture Bros.