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At 5:57am on August 12, 2008, Clair said…
I agree with some (a lot) of what Marty Stone describes in his life, except the dismal backwater part because I live in a beautiful mountain area. I can escape the preachings and jabberings about the dusty old book. I can avoid them, and be glad that I only teach my own children critical thinking skills without being responsible for other people's children. How awful for the child encouraged to memorize bible verses. Maybe teach the phone book A-Z, that would be a tiny bit more helpful, unless someday she finds herself on "Jeopardy!" and there is a whole category of Old Testament Who's Who.
At 1:37am on August 12, 2008, Doug Harrington said…
We are 14.5 deg. South of the Equator.
I beleive we are around 2,800 miles from Australia.

Have a look at my blogs, and photos.

Gotta go.
Nice yacking at ya.
At 12:57am on August 12, 2008, LaRae Meadows said…
Hi Doc
At 7:47pm on August 11, 2008, Marty Stone said…
Howdy Doc!
Nice to hear from you!

Well, fortunately, I'm in the outskirts of Acworth and not in the 'downtown' area. Geographically speaking, i'm about 25 miles due north of downtown Atlanta, Georgia (USA). Downtown Acworth is really quite a dismal backwater.

Unfortunately, most of the 'deep South' where I reside is anything but ungodly. Well, in a way, all the 'godliness' is very ungodly - but that's another story altogether....

In fact, I consider myself the 'Village Atheist' - in contrast to the 'Villiage Idiots' - which in this case is actually most everyone else.

I know. It seems a bit extreme. But I'm not joking. For example, my wife is a 5th Grade teacher (kids are about 11 - 12 years old). The school year started today in fact and she has a new crop of minds to try and teach critical thinking skills. One of her students transferred over from a religious school. The child's most noteworthy skill: Memorizing Bible Verses. Her previous religious school teacher noted that this skill will carry her far. Isn't that special?

But we soldier along. Doing our level best to help ensure that the future of this once great nation of ours is not left to the willfully ignorant and feeble minded fundies that seem to be so plentiful in this modern age.

Rationall yours,
At 5:03pm on August 10, 2008, Cati said…
hi dr. peter, thanks for adding me!
At 2:02pm on August 10, 2008, Doug Harrington said…
Hey There Dr. Peter; Thanks for inviting me as a friend.
It is my pleasure.
At 12:01pm on August 10, 2008, Clair said…
Hello, and welcome! Clair
At 11:55am on August 10, 2008, Noel Henderson said…
Thanks for the invite. I have been going through the archives for the Skeptic's Tank podcast recently, and I am very happy to hear about the goings on down under. I fully intend to make a visit to Australia in the next year, and meeting like-minded poeple there is a top priority, after I take care of business.

At 10:04am on August 10, 2008, Marty Stone said…
G'day Doc! It's always a good day when you make a new friend - especially one that isn't a superstitious, mind numbing, looney!

I hope someday to make it to Australia - where (so I hear) the people are warm and the beer is cold. And, if I do have that opportunity, I'll let you know in advance so that you can either leave town or tell me how to come and pay you a proper visit!

Rationally yours,
At 5:26am on August 10, 2008, Richard Blumberg said…
one of my first experiences with the larger nexus was in 1995. I'd gotten the latest version of Anarchy, a great FTP client, had installed it, and was working through the docs. I ran one of the Applescript examples, which didn't work, so I emailer peter Lewis, the software's author, telling him what I'd done and asking for advice. This was at about 9:00pm in Cincinnati, OH. I then started to work on something else, figuring I'd hear from Peter, if at all, in a couple of days. 10 minutes later, Eudora beeped, I opened my mail, and there was a message from Peter Lewis. He'd been unablevyo find the error in his code, so he'd passes my inquiry on to his friend Quinn, the Applescript expert; Quinn had found the problem, and Peter was sending me the corrected example code.

I was in Cincinnati, Peter was in Melbourne, and Quinn was in Perth. My sense of awe and wonderful potential of this marvelous technology that men hath wrought has stayed with me.

G'day, mate, and thanks for adding me as a friend.

With regard,

At 3:16am on August 10, 2008, Laura Lou said…
Thanks for adding me as a friend =) The atheist fraternity spans across the ocean!
At 12:26am on August 10, 2008, Jerald Vanderraad said…
Hey! Good to have you as my godless buddy.
At 12:24am on August 10, 2008, John Evo said…
Thanks for inviting me to join you! Are you familiar with Sean the Blogonaut? He's the only other Aussie atheist I exchange thoughts with (on our blogs - but he is also on the Nexus).
At 7:49am on August 9, 2008, Leah said…
no prob!
At 5:45am on August 9, 2008, Subjects Of Interest said…
Hey there Dr Peter, thanks for befriending me. Hope you come look us up on our blog. We are looking for contributors if you are interested. All the best.
At 4:16am on August 9, 2008, Chrys Stevenson said…
We prefer to think of it as 'hellishly gorgeous'!
At 3:39am on August 9, 2008, Chrys Stevenson said…
Oh! By the way, I'm in the Sunshine Coast hinterland (Blackall Range/Montville area).
At 3:39am on August 9, 2008, Chrys Stevenson said…
Hi Peter! Welcome to Atheist Nexus! Wow! You're quick off the mark - thanks for joining our Aussie, Kiwi, South Pacific Atheists Group! I'm sure you'll enjoy the site! Kris
At 2:48am on August 9, 2008, RETEP said…
I know there is a god; as someone really important made it up



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