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At 7:57pm on August 28, 2008, shaman sun said…
At 11:44pm on August 4, 2008, Melanie said…
Hey, I'm in Marietta. Going to school for Technical Communication (saw you were an editor). :-)
Just thought I'd say hi.
At 11:40pm on August 1, 2008, Just Trying said…
Hey Kaye! thanks for adding me to your list, how are you doing?
take care,
At 4:36pm on July 30, 2008, Richard Spring said…
Thanks for the welcome. As you can see, I've been diverted from making a response for a while.
I have no history of reading or participating in blogs, so this is a little like Alice's entry into wonderland, or at least it was fun to write that.
Where to start...well, one thing I personally notice is that I'm a lot better at accepting religious people than they are at accepting me. Perhaps I have an unfair advantage, in that I've been exposed to them all my life, so I'm used to them. In most cases I could explain their point of view without first hearing it from them. On the other hand, most of them would be completely at a loss to explain my point of view. I usually find they're singularly incurious as to the premises and line of thought that lead me to be an atheist. Fear of contamination, I suspect, accounts for the lack of interest. I am caught between conflicting impulses: On the one hand, I think freethinkers need to have a strong public presence in order to bring about a better understanding and to promote freedom of thought. On the other hand, I have a distaste for making people uncomfortable and/or having unproductive exchanges with people who are unprepared to make any positive use of what I might say to them.
There, I went on and on...that's a hazard for me with this topic.
At 6:18am on July 30, 2008, Gravepisser said…
Thank you :)
I laughed a bit after reading in your profile, "There is no greater social suicide in this part of the USA than admitting to Atheism. I'm willing to take the risk."
In fact, things aren't so extreme here in Portugal, but the christianism still have more power than it was supposed, and that fact pisses me of more than any other social "illness" in this country.
Hugs and kisses from Portugal
At 12:15am on July 21, 2008, Ken McKnight said…
Apparently there's another Ken McKnight who lives here in Phoenix. I've gotten calls from the IRS, the FBI, and various collection agents looking for him.
At 9:45pm on July 20, 2008, Ken McKnight said…
I traveled through Tennessee many years ago, but I've never lived there. You know some McKnights from TN?
At 5:55pm on July 20, 2008, Hemant said…
Hi Kaye! Thanks a lot for reading the blog. Hope you enjoy the book :)
At 5:54pm on July 20, 2008, Infidel_girl said…
Thank you for the welcome =D
At 11:23am on July 18, 2008, Jasen said…
Fair enough. I've gotten the get-thee-behind-me- hollow-gollum-infused-with-the-breath-of-life-yet-seats-no-soul reaction.

This reminds me of a sketchier misadventure when I went with a Catholic friend to attend a charismatic evangelical church in eastern Washington state. The congregation could be generously described as armed band geeks enamoured with Adonai's fervor. They certainly waved around guns, tooted on horns, and talked in tongues to emphasize how serious they were. Ugh. As it turns out, the field trip also supplied a less-than-principled moment.

"Love Jesus? You bet!"
At 6:40am on July 18, 2008, Jasen said…
'Glad to be acquainted in kind.

I dunno know about the social suicide you mentioned; to the contrary, the old African American ladies with whom I work pray for me every day "'cuz walkin' without god gotta be so lonely." They've even tried to arrange dates with their church-going daughters and granddaughters... which is a kinda skeezy way to try to bring me into the fold, if I think too much on it. Eh, the sentiment's sweet. Ok, it's mostly skeezy.
At 11:09am on July 17, 2008, DaVinci said…
Ditto to what Jason just said.
At 10:45am on July 17, 2008, Jasen said…
Howdy, I just joined from PZ Myers site. 'Just looking for other atheists in Atlanta.
At 10:22am on July 17, 2008, Craig Olson said…
Way to go having the guts to come out! I like Dawkins' quote about atheism: "We are all atheists about most of the gods people have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further."
At 10:22pm on July 16, 2008, Spider Pig said…
It's Harry Plopper. Get it right.

Harry Porker sounds like a fat porno star. :S
At 3:45pm on July 16, 2008, Ken McKnight said…
Hi, Kaye. Thanks for the welcome. I've never been on any kind of social networking site before, so it took me a little while to get my bearings. I also grew up in the Bible Belt (Indiana). I've been an atheist a long time, but the internet has completely eliminated the isolation I've felt all these years. Isn't it wonderful to be able to interact with our tribe?
At 1:24pm on July 16, 2008, Amanda said…
I'm nice because I want to be, not because the Bible tells me to be.

p.s. I'll check out that site for sure. I also found a movie that was made last year about Albert Fish (titled the same). I just downloaded it so we'll see if it's any good.
At 1:22pm on July 16, 2008, Amanda said…
Oh I completely understand. That morality argument bugs me so much! Do people even think before they say things like that? "You're telling me if you didn't have religion that you would just go around hurting people, lying, etc." I see kindness in the wild between social groups, what is to keep US from being the same. Being an upstanding citizen is beneficial for survival, otherwise you might get cast out of the group and left to fend for yourself. I also wonder what they think happened to me when I became an atheist then? Did all MY morals go out the window? Umm no. I think morality and compassion that comes from you rather than teachings can often times be more genuine.
At 5:02am on July 16, 2008, Peter Adegoke said…
Kaye, Let us get talking one of these days mail me: profibadan@gmail.com
At 1:31am on July 16, 2008, Amanda said…
I forgot to ask you about your favorite serial killer movie or just who you think is the most fascinating of the real serial killers? Morbid I know. lol



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