So my boyfriend left me. I know! I'm a catch, but apparently I'm not what he wants. Okay, that's fine. I'm kind of a mess lately. I find bathing and eating tedious and work is a major escape for me. If I'm busy being nice to old ladies, I don't think about how I'm all alone and he doesn't love me. Talking about it is like picking at a scab and it bleeds and I know that one day...one day I'll peel back the scab and there will be a little pink layer that doesn't bleed and maybe I'll be marked…Continue
There isn't much of a point to this... I am having a hard day today. I've been under a lot of physical stress from my job as I've been working nights and for whatever reason my hormones kick on whenever I'm stressed and I start bleeding. This is also week three without smoking and I'm going to visit my mom later today who is dying of cancer... it's funny, when I typed that I just typed "my mom" instead of my parents. My poor dad.
I need to do something with dad. I am…Continue
Added by Tak G. on June 17, 2010 at 5:14pm — No Comments
I'm not usually for theist bashing but I can't help but secretly think that those who believe in god are stupid.
Christian friend (CF): How do you know god isn't real?
Me: A lack of supporting evidence.
CF: I have supporting evidence!
Me: Do tell?
It is all I can do when someone provides such a crap argument not to ... I don't know .... Shake them really hard? I don't want to hurt or brainwash anyone but…Continue
I had an interesting discussion at work with the new girl. She said something about the house being creepy and I said that it is even creepier in the dark. She said, "no way! I bet it's haunted" and I told her that a lot of people think so. She asked if I thought the house was haunted.
When I told her no, she asked why the house would not be haunted (I work at an old folks home and it is a big house with lots of rooms and many people have died there - woooOOOOOoooo)…Continue
I talked to my boyfriend Scott's mother this morning. She had seen me on facebook and called later on when I told her we'd be home, but Scott was not up yet so I chatted with her for a while.
Scott's parents are deeply christian but they are a type of christian I find mostly tolerable. While their deity and church activities are a focal point in their lives, they don't actively push their beliefs on other people. When his mom or dad talks about god or church or praying…Continue
There are stereotypes about you no matter what your demographic.
I'm a female, white, middle class, college student, healthcare worker in her mid twenties. I'm also a nearly life long sufferer of depression, an ex smoking daughter of a lung cancer patient and a girlfriend to a smoker. I'm an atheist who borders on anti-theist at times as well as a bit…Continue
Added by Tak G. on May 29, 2010 at 12:44am — No Comments
Now, some people might think my depiction of the prophet Mohammed is disrespectful, to which I say, "suck it". I don't care what muslims think, nor am I afraid of them - that's the message of this image. Why is he being crucified? I thought it appropriate. To me, it represents the persecution complex. Draw your own conclusions. It's really just a doodle.
I don't care if you are offended by a doodle and I don't care if you think I'm…
I recently opened the proverbial door to an apologist I'd met via email. He seemed reasonable so when he said he thought he had some solid reasons for belief I agreed to listen but after seeing a general outline of his lines of evidence for the existence of god, I broke it off. It was all the same apologetics you've ever read and I was like *yawn* I told him that I'd heard it all before, read the counter arguments and done some thinking before we'd ever met and found what he considered…Continue
Added by Tak G. on May 19, 2010 at 7:19am — No Comments
When I posted on my other diary about the movie The Fourth Kind an atheist friend of mine was like, "Oh I'm never going to Nome, alienz will get me!"
I responded with an incredulous "how much pot do you smoke?" and a list of reasons I don't think it's a factual story any more than DIsney's Pocahantas was a factual story. He got pissed and started calling me a brainwashed idiot. All of a sudden I am dumb and "can't think" because I don't believe it was real. Then he said he was…Continue
I'm sorry if this is all rather vague.
Today I am Lain. I am Gulliver. I am a weary traveller in a strange world. I don't understand much and I am tired of hearing the noise of all these voices giving conflicting explanations. Today I don't care about understanding it. I'm tired of trying to defend why I don't believe in magic. In a nutshell it is this: Magic is science we don't understand…Continue
Added by Tak G. on May 8, 2010 at 4:16pm — No Comments
Added by Tak G. on April 1, 2010 at 7:39pm — No Comments
This is an issue I may or may not have visited in the past here but I'm not inclined to look at old posts. I just don't have anywhere else to put these thoughts.
As an atheist who works as a nurse I am in a unique position with clients. You would be shocked at how often prayer, god and religious rituals come up. People tend to mention god more often when they're in the hospital that's for sure. I don't mind - whatever helps you cope, right?
I run into a problem…Continue
Added by Tak G. on July 23, 2009 at 3:20pm — No Comments