Amy L. Cook
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Are Atheists strangely attached to nativity scenes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amy L. Cook Dec 8, 2011. 6 Replies

It seems absured, I know, but I noticed this article on my facebook feed this morning and I found it to be interesting.…Continue

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Amy L. Cook commented on ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp's photo

censorship wtf

"Wait... how do I get paid to troll? LOL  "
Oct 21, 2013
Amy L. Cook commented on Natalie's video

Judge orders baby's name be changed from 'Messiah'

"That's too bad. They could have called him "Mess" for short!"
Oct 21, 2013
Amy L. Cook replied to Unseen's discussion 'Do we really need privacy anymore?'
"I think an individual's level of personal privacy is their own responsibility. If you are putting yourself out there all the time without regard for who can see it, then it is your personal choice to forfeit your privacy. True, when you are out…"
Apr 5, 2013
Amy L. Cook commented on futilethewinds's blog post 'Why Haven't I Been Beat Up Yet?'
"I think it's a good thing that you haven't been beaten up! I don't know you, so I don't know how you carry yourself, but chances are your lack of physical violence is a result of your gender. I hate to say it, but most males are…"
Apr 5, 2013
Amy L. Cook commented on Nerdy Keith's blog post 'Shroud of Turin! The Real Thing or a Real Fake?'
"I saw a documentary about the first round of testing done on the shroud. They carbon dated a corner of the shroud, and also did a fiber analysis. They concluded that not only was it from the 13th century (via carbon dating), but that the cloth it is…"
Apr 5, 2013
Amy L. Cook replied to Nerdy Keith's discussion 'Top Ten Reasons to why Religion is a Negative Force on the world'
"In no particular order: 1) Religion was clearly invented to keep certain people down while others prosper. 2) Religion divides people and causes war. 3) Religion fosters hate, bigotry, misogyny, and all kinds of other things that end in…"
Apr 5, 2013
Amy L. Cook replied to Barry Adamson's discussion 'Can You Enjoy Something Without Understanding It?'
"When I enjoy something, I am usually driven to understand it better, but my initial enjoyment doesn't require an understanding. The first time I used a computer (I won't mention what year THAT was ;) I did not understand it at all but…"
Apr 5, 2013
Amy L. Cook replied to Walter Maki's discussion 'Please Help My Daughter'
"@Strega: that is it exactly. I saw this on the Cult of Dusty page, where he explained it in more detail. :)"
Apr 5, 2013
Amy L. Cook replied to Taryn It Up!'s discussion 'Spirituality'
"To me, spirituality implies some sort of belief in a human soul that exists separate from the body, that can then pass into an afterlife after death. Lacking any religion, there is no need for spirituality in my life. That being said,…"
Mar 3, 2013
Amy L. Cook and Jimmy Russell are now friends
Mar 3, 2013
Amy L. Cook commented on futilethewinds's blog post 'The Homosexuality Debate'
"Make pro-gay propaganda and shove it in everyone's face until they believe it!"
Mar 3, 2013
Amy L. Cook replied to David Henson's discussion 'Irreligious Bible Student'
"Greetings and Welcome! This may have already been asked, as I am at work and don't have time to read all of the posts on this thread. If it has, I am sorry, you can just cite the answer you already gave.... But I am just curious: If you were an…"
Dec 28, 2012
Amy L. Cook replied to Marc's discussion 'Counter Protest Signs for the Westboro Baptist Church'
"How about: <-- They hate evolution because it skipped their family.  "
Dec 28, 2012
Amy L. Cook replied to Justin's discussion 'Post-religion and looking for support and meaning'
"Welcome to TA! Welcome to Logic and Reason! Make no mistake, you are awesome and so is the transformation that your life has taken. It makes me proud to be human whenever I learn about someone like you; someone who has seen through the facade of…"
Dec 11, 2012
Amy L. Cook and _Robert_ are now friends
Dec 9, 2012
Strega commented on Amy L. Cook's blog post 'Cherry-Picking is driving my crazy!'
"Come with lower expectations, unless you are a limbo dancer - in which case, come with higher ones :) When I first joined here, a couple of people jumped down my throat pretty much straight away, over nothing much at all. Once people get to…"
Dec 8, 2012

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Live in N. Michigan
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Why are you here?
Looking for a place to discus Athiesm with other, like-minded individuals. I am also interested in the social and economical problems that I think religious leaders, their beliefs, and the religions themselves cause in this world.
Why you left your religion.
Wicca/Paganism (Not llisted above)
I left because I realized that I was only into WIcca becase of the image (of myself) it created to be a part of the Wiccan culture. While I found the folklore fascinating, I did not actually believe any of it to be historically true or accurate in any way.
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WTF? Hyper-criticism on the rise?

Posted on June 7, 2012 at 3:00pm 18 Comments

Jeeesh! There are so many hyper-critical people everywhere you go these days, most especially on the internet. I can't post anything, no matter how benign, without someone finding a reason to pick it apart; and they don't bother to try and be polite about it, that's for sure. It kind of makes me not want to post anything at all.  It's sad, because here on TA, I thought that I had found a place to discuss things with other people in a rational matter, but all I usually get is more of the same…


Christian Nation? What?

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 4:51pm 2 Comments

Before I even get into this, I would like to say that I am an Atheist and I do not beleive that a man named Jesus Christ even existed, let alone that we should be following the teachings of a man who lived over 2000 years before us.

Every two days or so I see a meme or post come across my newsfeed about how this country is a Christian nation founded on Christian beliefs. This is usually in reference to how the gay community is ruining our nation or has some hidden agenda to turn all…


Cherry-Picking is driving my crazy!

Posted on December 5, 2011 at 12:05pm 3 Comments

I am mot going to point any fingers, mention any names, or point to any specific threads/blogs (because I'm cool like that - lol), but I am beginning to have a problem here on TA.

Usually I don't have a problem finding good, intellegent, rational, conversation on TA. If I post an opinion/question, make a comment/pose a question on other peoples' posts, I can usually count on a two-way chat where we can comment and ask questions of one another in order to better undersrtand where the…


Tales from a Public Library

Posted on September 3, 2011 at 2:00pm 14 Comments

I work at a public library. To say that the library attracts all kinds of patronage is an understatement. We attract everyone from the frugal upper-middle class (sometimes even the very wealthy, depending on what's going on during any given working day), to the homeless. Of course, this also includes everything from mildly religious people to an alarming number of people who see the Bible as the unfailing, perfect word of God. How do I know this, you ask? Simply by observing the books they…


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At 4:42pm on August 5, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

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At 10:23am on August 1, 2011, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the ThinkAtheist community Amy!

At 2:08am on August 1, 2011, EricT said…

Hey, I'm from Norther Michigan as well. Lewiston to be exact. I live in Saginaw now though. My friend had a wedding in Charlevoix, very beautiful area....especially compared to Saginaw!


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