Thank you for your comment. I must perhaps give a further explanation as to why I am fascinated by the bible. Christianity is perhaps one of the most influential movements in the world. The bible appears to have been made up by man and yet is held to be the final perfect word of God by Christians. Christians live there lives and are often more than willing to die for the sake of its writings. I believe that understanding the psychological and sociological aspects of what compels people to so ardently believe in the bible can give us a greater understanding of how humans think and are motivated. The bible is among the most influential books in the world. As a former Christian who was among their number I am often amazed and saddened that I was also captivated by it. So I continue to study it to better understand what there is about it that misleads people to believe in the unbelievable. Hopefully with better understanding I can help others recognise its flaws and help them to get on with their lives without all the often harmful baggage that comes with Christianity. I am much happier without all the fear of coding wrong and not understanding why I didn't "hear" God as most of my fellow Christians claimed. So yea I do find the bible more fascinating than ever. I would appreciate your further thoughts and comments on the subject. Thank you
thank you for your welcome and comment. Shall, check out "goddess in the garden".
I joined your discussion, in that I live in a very remote part of New Mexico; where I dare not mention the word "atheist" for fear of retribution (this, in a "fee from religion country???). Am so frustrated by the litter left at my front gate have been making inquiries as to how to stop it. Have tried so much...even calling the churches, kindly, to no avail.
Beyond this, you can google it, Belen, New Mexico, was in the Albuquerque, newspaper a few months ago, in regards to religious statutes on public property (i.e. court house, police department, schools and post office) one literally falls over them in accessing the buildings. A FFRF group gathered in protest, apparently, to no avail. In fact a subsequent article ran in the newspaper a couple of weeks later applauding the locals for "winning" against these brutes.. Needless to say statuary stumble persists to this day.
Feel quite alone and ganged upon by my neighbors. Have you advice for my situation?
Hi, and thanks! It is a pretty great place to live as far as location goes. The mountains are gorgeous and allow for a lot of outdoor activities. Bozeman is big enough that there's always stuff to do, but not so big that you feel cramped. It is a pretty conservative and Christian town, so it can be hard to be an atheist here sometimes. You can tell people think differently of you when they find out.
I once had a local minister come after me for teaching evolution. He published a op/ed piece in the local paper claiming "evolutionist" were responsible for the Nazi holocaust, condoned child molestation, murder, had no morals, were communists, would have no problem having sex with apes, all literally said and printed. A student asked my opinion of the piece in class and I responded that his comments were not worth responding to, especially in class time. Of course the student reported to this so called minister who then mounted a months long email bombardment against the evil evolution professor. Living down here in south Georgia has pretty much convinced me that the average american, these days, has a mind set and knowledge base not far removed from that of the middle ages. No wonder we are backsliding as a nation.
Of course. Anything i can do with helping out on spreading both reason and logic im all for. Also, if those that are interested. Tomorrow at the Lincoln memorial there will be the largest gathering of non believers ever assembled. Beginning around 10am. Looks to be awesome.
Hello thank you for the welcome.. I would invite him but he is very introverted so therefore he isn't a big forum/discussion group person. Besides, he knows I am very passionate about things and he would rather just sit back and watch lol. Thank you again!
Hi Randall, I don't see the point of just signing up and then saying nothing. I have recently left two sites where there was frequent interaction with believers, but I got tired of the same repetitive nonsensical arguments. I am semi-retired so I have time on my hands.
I will check out these other leads. Thanks for the info.
thanks for the greeting (from Frankfort IN to Frankfurt, Germany!).
I am pleased to make your acquaintance. I shall look forward to getting to know you and your opinions better, and I will also be pleased to acquaint myself with some people from the Netherlands. I used to have a number of good friends there, though it is 14 years since I left.