Yeah, I have the same basic 'faith' that reason will outlast dogma and fantasy. I guess in this case I'm feeling a moral responsibility for allowing my son to be brainwashed this way and I know he'll be affected by it for the rest of his life. Still, I also know, from a counsellor perspective, that it could serve him well, when he moves to the right ;) side of the debate, that he knows the view of the indoctrinated.
Nothing is really lost, unless you cease to see it's value eh? :D
Thanks for apologising to Ida. You are in Focus On The Family land. What kind of feedback do you get about your tattoo, or are most of them unaware what it signifies? It can't be easy living there. I lived in Denver for 9 years.
im Jeric and i am founder of Leaders in Free Thought, an atheist/skeptic group at CSU in in Fort Collins. we are hosting Eugenie Scott in January and i wanted to invited you and anyone else you know who wants to come. (its free).
she works for National Center for Science Education and defends evolution. i put up an event page here on nexus so you can check it out. just look up "Eugenie Scott: Not Over After Dover" and you'll find it. i've also coordinated with some evolution profs here to do a discussion after and then there will be some food. i hope you can come and spread the word.
For a minute I thought you were my son, who is stationed at Fort Carson. Then I remembered he's Brian. (How can a parent forget that? Five kids who answer to each other's names no matter who's called. Just ask any parent. It happens to all of us.)
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