Hello, I am new to the site. Live in Seattle, but originally from the UK. Already noticed that the discussions here, despite differences in opinion, don't degenerate into name calling and proof by…Continue
Being an atheist is a little like emigrating to a new country, and being a lesbian. You might think they have little in common, but since I have experience with both, allow me to explain. When my wife and I had children, we noticed…"
"Admit that the overwhelming balance of probability is that god doesn't exist. Sell off the assets to establish trusts to help medical, scientific and social programs such as vaccinations, contraception and access to healthcare. Open up the…"
"Heather, you perfectly summed up the points I was going to make. In short, when Christians seek to impose their beliefes on others by using the law to enforce them, or to discriminate against other groups, or to use "religious liberty" as…"
""As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion" - Treaty of Tripoli 1796, signed by John Adams and unanimously ratified by the Senate.
Everyone "knowing something" does…"
"Absolutely. Throwing liquids at people in this sort of context is scary, because you don't know what it is. Some of the acid attacks in places like Pakistan are absolutely horrendous, and it was water this time, but what next?"
Physics, how wonderful. I always loved physics at school and then when I did my Radiography degree I learnt to appreciate it more. I cannot understand much of it of course but I still love reading the subject where the writer has been able to dumb it down a bit to my level. I follow the CERN website and RSS feeds about the exploration of matter, personally I find it more exciting than any effort to return to the Moon or go to Mars, the real frontier is down there amongst the quarks and leptons. We try and make it interesting for our children so when they start the subject in school they will start with an appreciation of it.
Four children is not so bad, really it is all in the organisation. For a while we did consider one more but with my eye sight going we have settled for consolidation of what we have. I have a good support system of family, a wonderful housekeeper and two very good guide dogs to help ease the load.
You live in the US now, where are you from originally and what made you move to the US ?