I particularly enjoy corresponding with folk who have a real education, since I've none beyond high school.
I might have gone into physics (like my best friend from the US Navy did after he was disabled and the Veterans Administration set him up with college, and even sent him to CERN last summer on the government dime for an internship), but the VA declared me unemployable and took my college benefits.
So now I am married to a woman (BethKz here) with two college degrees (computer science and business administration). She has one for each of us.
Thanks for the welcome! Do you think Atheists need a written set of ethics and values to live by? I'm basically a realist how can one be anything else living on Social Security? Yet, I also lean toward idealism.
I was raised Catholic, at 18 I saw the terrible flaws, lies and superstitions, yet some of the good values are still with me. I read "The Age of Reason", this book alone is convincing if anyone questions. I read all the time any subject that catches my interest. I'm interested in any Science, Evolution, Earth etc. I will not insult anyone's religion, I feel anyone who still needs to be told how to live and how to think hasn't evolved to the point of letting go and thinking for oneself. I feel if Atheists set examples this might help some people see the truth and embrace freethinking.
Love to hear from you.
I'm half way done my MMS at the moment. The book will be short, so might it garner some of your attention, perhaps for a chapter or two? I estimate being finished it ahead of schedule. I know another Oxford-educated prof who's willing to take a gander... but I'd appreciate as much involvement from as many people as possible. RSVP!