Greetings, justin.l! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since July. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
The county, eh? Well, I work at the DoD Center in the old Fort Ord Hospital Building. The meetup was fun. I like how you stuck to your guns about not needing any system to tell you what is right and wrong. I agree. It turns out I won't be able to make the beach cleanup. I'll be flying back from Denver. But I checked out Manresa, and it *is* pretty clean. Well, if you want to get together for lunch sometime, let me know. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I have an interesting video of a debate at a synangogue between Dennis Prager (representing Judaism), Dinesh D'Souza (representing Christianity) and Christopher Hitchens. That might be of interest to the group as well.
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