Greetings, Laura! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus for a long time. <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. We'd be glad to hear your story about living with your fundamentalist parents as an adult.
Thanksgiving, like winter solstice(aka christmas) is fun minus the superstition and claims of miracles(virgin birth,angels,astrologers .... need I go on ?)our religious history is something we should cherish as a part of our heritage ,We should keep the good stuff like getting together with family, good food ,socializing etc and throw away all the nonsensical stuff.So we can still enjoy Christmas and Thanksgiving without the irrational and more so I would say because I finally had sex on christmas last year ,this was hard for me even after becoming a rationalist because I always had this picture of Jesus up there going "just don't fuck on my birthday will ya"? .And I suspect there are many fellow primates of mine that have the same issue ,to them I would like to say make this Christmas extra special :)
I just read that you had to sit through a Ken Ham lecture. I chose to witness his wackiness this summer. I took a vacation to the east coast and stopped by the ole Creation Museum for a few giggles. I have plenty of pictures on my profile from the day. Ham is a special kind of special!
It's funny, I just found your blog through the atheists meetup group and then clicked on your atheist nexus link and thought "I'm going to add her to my friends". Then, I noticed I had a friend request. I clicked over there and well, you beat me to it! lol :)
Welcome to Atheist Nexus.
You've had a hard time, but it looks like it is all coming right now.
Atheism should completely relax you. None of that dogma and incredible doctrines. Join good groups and contribute.
Terry Meaden (of the group "Origins"). .