Thank you for the welcome. Read above about your tornado problems. I am still a new enough de-convert to still have the words....will pray for you....pop into my mind! Ha! So, Brent...I will not pray for you....so there!!!! May all scientific measures to determine the path of the tornado and all common sense measures for safety be employed successfully!
Hey Brent! I notice on your wall that you like to listen to American Heathen. Have you also listened to Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor's show? They're the copresidents of Freedom From Religion Foundation (ffrf.org). Dan Barker used to be an evangelical minister until he had a "conversion" of sorts to atheism, and has written a number of books about atheism and his experiences. Their show, too, is called "Freethought Radio"--check it out!
Noam Chomsky has an explanation: "Systemic risk in the financial system can be remedied by the taxpayer, but no one will come to the rescue if the environment is destroyed. That it must be destroyed is close to an institutional imperative. Business leaders who are conducting propaganda campaigns to convince the population that anthropogenic global warming is a liberal hoax understand full well how grave is the threat, but they must maximize short-term profit and market share. If they don't, someone else will."