Thanks for connecting. Was recently on Alternet arguing creationism inthe comment thread and got the distinct feeling that the individual I was trouncing was copying and pasting out of some sort of Creationist Handbook. Turns out I was right and discovered the the anti-creationism handbook online:
So glad I found this site. I'm looking forward to reading and eventually commenting. I'm currently coming to terms with the discouraging realization that for the "true believers" I live among here in the bible belt, their religious orientation is so closely associated in their own minds with family and love and tradition that they are incapable of any emotional or intellectual DISTANCE from that pleasant, familiar orientation. They are unable, truly unable, to see their magical thinking for the nonsense it is. These are certainly not "bad" people. It's just that all the lovely, traditional, churchy, warm fuzzy beliefs that are so dear to them are of course ONLY logical to them because such illogical thinking is ingrained in their psyches and tied up for them from early childhood with traditions and sense of family and goodness and so on. Sending them to a site like godisimaginary.com would be pointless. SO... it is delightful, for my own sanity and self-affirmation, to read vents and discussions among folks who are free from the cultural bias that defines small town fundamentalist Christianity.
I'm reading your book (in between fits of hysterical laughter!). Thanks for writing what I've been thinking these past two years (I'm a recent escapee from Roman Catholicism). Religion in general (and the RCC, specifically) has a lot to answer for, and I'm just gettin' started...so, let's take a look at this "virgin birth" myth, for openers...we'll get to the buggering of young boys in a minute...
Glad to accept for friend request OZ. It was your book "Does god Get Diarrhea" that introduced me to you, and your writings. Then a quick Google search of you introduced me to Nexus. To have you now as a friend is like coming around full circle of sorts. Thank for your brutally honest views on reality. You have brought more ways in which to defend myself against the brainwashed society's beliefs than most, and that my friend is priceless! I love the comparison of using the same ways of teaching Mathematics as religion. That to me, is a simple and yet brilliant kick in the junk to all religion! Thank you again for all your logical insight! It is a shame that these books need to be written, but you have made them hilariously fun, and entertaining reads!