Haha yeah don't I know it. The college I attend is actually right across the street from one of those mega-churches. It's really frustrating having these guys in my philosophy classes who seem to think that "faith" is somehow an argument for everything.
It's actually a term young Japanese children (mostly little girls) use to refer to their older brother. I just read a really freaky manga called "Ibitsu". It's based on a Japanese urban ledgend about a girl dressed in Lolita clothing that is usually hanging around trash. If you pass her she'll ask you one question: "Do you have a younger sister?". And any way you answer it will lead to your twisted end. The legend's called "The Strange Lolita". I have pictures of the manga on my page. (sorry. My computer isn't replying in the inbox ^^;)
I think that all a (Reasonable) person really needs to help guide them towards Atheism is a Bible. 100% seriousness. That is the only thing that made me start questioning anything.
Comedy? That sounds like a pretty cool job to have. Good luck with the touring and Comedy Central thing.
Like I said, we were never a super religious family, so religion wasn’t an important thing in my life. And like you, I never really took any of that stuff seriously. But when I got older, I guess I started questioning the whole religion idea. I think I was fourteen when I started getting interested in different beliefs and whatnot. I thought it was funny how we (Mormons) looked at other religions like they were completely insane, yet somehow had the nerve to be so confident in ours. I also started reading bits of the Bible, realizing how messed up a good majority of it was. When I turned fifteen I think I was pretty much positive that I was an Atheist.
But to be completely honest with you, I’m so indecisive and confused right now. I don’t know if I should call myself an Atheist or not. Hopefully I will figure this out some day, haha.
Thanks for the info, I will definitely check it out. My husband and I aren't very outgoing by nature, but we have a 14 month old who is going to start forcing us to socialize more. We definitely want to find other atheists so she can grow up around other kids like her, and needless to say we are pretty outnumbered around these parts.
I've worked as a vet tech and 'lead kennel tech' (I was basically in charge of everyone who took care of the boarding animals). I like animals, and I enjoy the work even when it's tiring... something about coming home at the end of the day and knowing you've really worked. Plus, when I was doing it, I was getting 55+ hours a week. So I was paid well, and my insomnia was tempered by exhaustion. lol.
I wouldn't do it forever though.
And I actually like improv to an extent. It varies by comedian with me, true... improv usually results in mindless crude humor by the time it's over with but that depends on the comedian as well, and that isn't my taste. But well done improv can be impressive, despite the fact you've know the prepared ahead.
I lean towards cultural, political, and just intellectual comedy in general. Who are some comedians you particularly like? or that inspire you perhaps?