Joann Brady
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Joann Brady replied to Unseen's discussion 'Class action suit against parents who don't vaccinate their kids'
"Ummm.......I thought I read that every single one of the people who got measles was in fact vaccinated........."
Apr 25
Joann Brady replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion 'Many Americans Want the Under (Submissive) Place in Over/Under" (Dominant/Submissive) Relationships.'
"No. But sometimes I scribble in God We Trust off my money"
Apr 25
Joann Brady replied to Chris Bouziotas's discussion 'Is forgiving and turning the cheek the right thing to do.'
"oopps.......anyway, eventually the whole thing unravelled. Now I am an atheist."
Mar 23
Joann Brady replied to Chris Bouziotas's discussion 'Is forgiving and turning the cheek the right thing to do.'
"Ah, forgiveness......a tricky thing indeed. I thought I would become enlightened and a great sage if I could figure out how to forgive the monster who raped my three year old...I would share my journey with the world. Instead I found that the…"
Mar 23
Joann Brady replied to Elon Johnson's discussion 'Books, Society, Politics, and Research'
"Hmmm. I imagine a google search for Gov Perry's links to Dominionism would provide fodder for easily ten pages"
Mar 2
Joann Brady replied to MikeLong's discussion 'The Right to Discriminate'
"But if it is a bakery shop open to the public, don't they have to serve the public? Back in the civil rights days the government was able to force restaurants ( and presumably bakeries) to serve people of color. And not make them sit in a…"
Mar 2
Joann Brady replied to Chrono-Synclastic Infundibulum's discussion 'Demon Possession'
"Well, of course it would be interesting to know what is really going on. But obviously we currently have no logical explanation. Needless to say, that does not mean we get to say " therefore Demons". Just as we don't get to look at…"
Feb 7
Joann Brady and Bo Fowler are now friends
Jun 20, 2013
Joann Brady replied to Matt Thomas's discussion 'BE OFFENDED!!'
""respect" for each others religion is a get-out-of-jail-free card that the religious use among themselves. If they claim to respect each other's beliefs, they do not have to defend them in any way. As atheists we need to call them out…"
Nov 14, 2012
Joann Brady replied to Ghost The Smoker's discussion 'When do you think people will finally start to understand atheism?'
"Oh yeah.............that whole "true Christian" thing. Trouble is, there is no consensus on just what that is! In fact, your so called holy book has spawned no less that 38 THOUSAND different flavors of christians many (if not…"
Oct 21, 2012
Joann Brady replied to Chuck Smith's discussion 'Help me Help my kid!'
"Well, I am not in high school any more, so I don't know if it would work for her, but when people ask me why I don't believe, I simply say......because there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever for the existence of any…"
Oct 2, 2012
Joann Brady replied to Eric James's discussion '3 problems'
"Well, I must chime in with the others here and suggest that you gain a better understanding of the evolutionary process, as your questions belie your misunderstanding"
Sep 15, 2012
Joann Brady replied to Sunil khullar's discussion 'Rational Thinking an artists handicap' in the group Atheist Artists
"Well, the works of MC Escher come immediately to mind.  I would hazard a guess that he had a thinking process that involved a lot of engineering, math and rationality.........just add your creativity to your thinking process and see what you…"
Sep 15, 2012
Joann Brady commented on Anna Silva's blog post 'So who or what created the universe?'
"I guess I have a problem with the whole idea of "something from nothing" Who says there was nothing? Who even knows what "nothing" is? Aren't scientists currently working on an idea that involves waves…"
Sep 4, 2012
Joann Brady commented on David Conrad's blog post 'Bible Review: Exodus 8-13 (An Appreciation of Unleavened Bread)'
"more like a cracker actually "
Aug 9, 2012
Joann Brady replied to Unseen's discussion 'What do you dislike about Mitt Romney?'
"for me, its all about the magic underwear.  I just have a real problem with the president of the worlds greatest super power, wearing and believing in magic underwear."
Jul 15, 2012

Profile Information

Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
Michigan resident. Mother of 4, grandmother of 2
Age
53-58
Why are you here?
I would like to meet and communicate with other athiests. I feel it is time athiests caame out of the closet and united. I believe we need to challenge believers at every opportunity and point out the absurdities of their beliefs.
The religion you left
Catholic
Why you left your religion.
I had many life experiences which caused me to doubt. I researched the bible heavily and found it to be complete hogwash. Christianity does not even make sense from a philosophical standpoint. Needless to say it does not stand up to historical scrutiny

Joann Brady's Blog

Judeao Christian Values

Posted on June 20, 2011 at 9:48pm 0 Comments

I recently had an argument with my sister who is a fundie, about our country being/not being founded on "Judeao Christian values".  I would like to discuss it further, but she already called me a bigot for not entertaining this fantasy, so I thought maybe some of you could help me out.

   What exactly ARE Judeao Christian values anyway? Does that term mean the same thing to everybody, or is it like their god, and everybody has a different idea about it? On what do they base the…

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Respect? Really?

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 10:29am 9 Comments

I have been an atheist or about a year now, and have described myself as a born again evangelical atheist, by which I mean that I am one of those in your face atheists. I do not generally bring up the subject, but when people say unfounded often stupid things about gods, I typically jump down their throats. Often, the only card or at least the final card that they play is to demand that I…

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How I became a Born again Evangelical Athiest

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 11:42am 8 Comments

Let me begin by explaining what I mean by born again evangelical atheist. By born again, I refer to a definite point in time that ended all discussion of the existence of a god for me. It was an “aha” moment, much like born again Christians describe in their conversion process. For me it was a moment when I finally said “That’s it! I am done with god”. By evangelical I mean that I feel it is my moral obligation to relieve the world of its current god based delusions. I believe that the future… Continue

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At 11:52pm on April 8, 2010, Christopher McGuire said…
Wow, I just finished your story, and I'm amazed. It seems us atheists from the north have the worst luck in the world... I don't have a full story as you do, just a brief overview in the comments on "Whose life sucks and why? Give me your perspective!" Also, just for clarification, I'm from Michigan, but right now I'm stuck in Arkansas for a little while. Glad to make your acquaintance, and I hope your problems work themselves out well. ~Maggie
At 4:56pm on April 6, 2010, QM said…
Thats Ok :-) Thanks for accepting the request.
At 10:14pm on November 28, 2009, Robert E. O'Dell said…
Thanks for reply Joann: Well, you are a very good writer, and you could do it if the situation was ever right. I hope that things are better with your family; but if not, its more their loss. Buy the way, that's my constant little buddy, BeBe, in my picture. Glad to mke a friend, I'm new here. Rob
At 2:08am on November 28, 2009, Robert E. O'Dell said…
Thanks for your story on the "My Story" thread. It's quite different from mine (ardent skeptic before teenage) but very interesting! (I agree that it would make a great book!) There is more than one pathway to enlightenment. And hey, we're all swimming upstream to get there! Rob
At 5:24pm on June 23, 2009, CJoe said…
I wanted to send you a PM, but I can't until we're friends :). Your blog was extremely moving and struck a personal chord with me. It's amazing how similar our stories are. Thanks for posting that. If you PM me your address, you can have a free Learn to Think Atheist bracelet if you want it!

:)
At 12:00pm on June 23, 2009, Dave G said…
When you click on the 'Blogs' option in the menu bar, the page has a 'Featured Blogs' section, which lists blogs that are considered to be of special interest.
At 11:49am on June 23, 2009, Dave G said…
*grin* You can indeed.
At 11:19am on June 23, 2009, Dave G said…
Sure thing. First, use cut-and-paste to copy your post into notepad or the like on your system, so you'll have it handy. Next, mouse over the 'Blogs' entry on the menu bar at the top of the T|A page, and choose 'Write a Blog' from the dropdown list. This'll take you to the Add a Blog page. Type in a title, like 'My Conversion Story' or whatever you like, then cut-and-paste your post into the Entry section. Finally, click on Publish Post, and you're done.
At 9:08am on June 23, 2009, Dave G said…
Your story was fine, Joann. I would like it if you could cut and paste it into a blog post, as I would like to feature it, and comments (as opposed to blogs) cannot be featured.
At 11:43pm on June 22, 2009, Dave G said…
Welcome to the site, Joann.
 
 
 

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