Thank you for the warm welcome, Ruth, and thanks for the tips on the groups and member searching. I'll definitely check them out. I look forward to getting to know you and the rest of the people here. :-)
Thanks for the welcome comment Ruth. I'm still exploring, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of this place soon. I feel like I belong here already - coming from a similarly formatted but vastly more shallow thinking site. I can only stomach so much chat room style commentary so I'm branching out in a search for intelligence. Critical thinkers (ie atheists) are a natural place to gravitate towards.
I love your infective meme idea. I've been a selfish gene supporter since it first came out many years ago. I remember a recent point of inquiry podcast on the subject. I don 't get caught up in the scriptures since I don't have time for any fiction.