That documentary There's No Tomorrow was pretty interesting. I'm not sure if I think there's really much to do about the problem though that wouldn't already be a good idea. Basically, while we rely on our current energy supply don't we always have to be prepared for how we would bounce back from a sudden loss of supply?
It's just hard to be prepared to succeed in that environment and to succeed optimally in this one. I'd rather just keep an eye on energy prices and adjust along the way.
Certain words you use point to a south Macedonian accent :)) You use Macedonian words in an interesting way; it is very common to people born outside of Macedonia. Can you read Cyrillic alphabet? Here, I'll give a bilingual answer:
Macedonian: Не, немам деца. Супер што се интересираш за Македонија, таму настанаа многу промени (добри и лоши, иако, за жал, повеќе лоши отколку добри) особено во последниве 10 години.
Колку време си член на AtheistNexus?
English: No, I don't have any kids. It's great that you are interested about Macedonia, it underwent a lot of changes (both good and bad, although more bad than good) especially in the past 10 years.
Za zal, vo Makedonija religijata stana mnogu rasirena. Lugjeto nekako unazadija, ne sakaat promena, ne sakaat progres. Crkvata stana mnogu vlijatelna, a i segasnata vlada go poddrzuva toa. Na ateistite se gleda so golem prezir, neodobruvanje, duri i neprijatelsko raspolozenie.
Thanks for showing me what you've done so far. You're right, it does look cleaner and more efficient. I love the slide shows, but I have a couple of comments:
Because there are so many titles under the "Non-series Books" category, if someone misses a picture the first time, it might take a long time to cycle around to it again. I'm not used to working with slide shows, but one solution that occurred to me would be to have a pair of pictures side by side, each with half the number of slides in it, so the total display cycles in half the time. Or does that look too confusing?
In the "Agents of ISIS" slide show, if the book title is too long, only half the title pops up as a tool tip. Can that be corrected?
In the "Parsina Saga" slide show, the tool tips are either always on or always off. I think I prefer having them show up only when the cursor is over the picture.
At least those are my initial impressions. I'm very encouraged. Thank you for your work to date.
Far be it from me to prevent someone from honing their skills, and free is about all I can afford at the moment (although I might know a way to wangle some ebooks). Sure, you have my permission to tinker with the site and see what you can come up with.
Some of those Goldin Rules came from my book Assault on the Gods. One reader wrote me and said the belief system I described in there made more sense than any other he'd come across, and that I should teach religion. I wrote back that, since I had a sense of ethics, I could probably make more money writing science fiction.
I know all-too-well what you mean about the interrupted projects. Right now I have several books in the started-and-stalled stage...and new ideas keep coming, piling up behind the old ones and causing a massive traffic jam. I hope I can get it unclogged soon...
Challenging is a wonderful way to bring our spirit and passion. Accusing is a way of creating labels and does not promote discourse. Accepting, it does not mean agreeing. Freedom of thought takes us into many places and helps us achieve a conclusion. Being an atheist I do not have the complications brought to others by religion or by believing in one almighty, or many. That doesn't mean the human thought process doesn't bring you over certain roads that sometimes may intersect with different views that later on will be rejected. Uniting our thought pattern in a positive direction can build valuable information to assist us in freeing ourselves with certain parts of the government that tend to look on us as aliens. Your thoughts would be welcome. Your anger be useless.
Cane- Thanks for visiting our website, as we are in the process of revamping it. I understand your stance on religion, and on God... and in the general form, I agree with you. The difference, is that our website invites everyone to be a part of United Under One... we don't care if you're atheist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim.... because we being up topics to EDUCATE people that even if they identify themselves as Christians now, when they realize what the "label" is doing to their lives, we hope to being them to our site, away from God and religion. The difference between me and you it seems is that you have a much more aggressive approach to discussing God, or the existence of him. I'm more on the education side. I KNOW that the way we think is correct, so instead of HATING the religious people, I simply feel bad for them and try to help them understand that ITS A JOKE to think that going to church every Sunday takes your sins away, or confession heals you... etc. I just wanted to clear up some misconceptions you were feeling.
Your introductory blog is excellent.
Welcome Cane Kostovski, to this friendly meeting place with freethinkers like you who recognise that religion is a great fraud aimed at controlling vulnerable superstitious people, including especially defenceless children; and
how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and even longer.