Well, hello everyone. I just found this site approx. 20 minutes ago, and ironically, I found it through a post a former boyfriend (and former mutual "uber Christian") put on Facebook.To give you some…Continue
"I am not sure here but it sounds like you might be claiming that if I go outside tonigh, look up, and see the naked-eye stars, most of those are in fact galaxies. Not true. (If you didn't mean to say that, then I apologize, yet if I…"
"That Mantis Shrimp was awesome. Welcome to TA, Lita. Asking questions of your nieces will lead them to discover things for themselves.
Show them some pictures from the Hubble telescope, showing that most of the stars they see in the sky are not…"
""how did that come about, Lita, was he warning people not to come here?"
No, actually, he just shared a link from the article "WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE" about the dreaded Mantis shrimp. However, I noticed the originating…"
"Welcome, Lita. I'm from the greater Cincinnati area, so I can relate to being surrounded by Christians/Christian culture.
As far as talking to young people, I'm not sure if my younger relatives know about my atheism. I don't…"
"Thanks to all for the welcoming replies, it's so weird (and refreshing) to be able to openly speak about Atheism. Christianity has been so engrained and beaten into me that I haven't quite arrived at the stage where I can openly mock…"
It sounds like your nieces already have a lot of trust and respect for you. Explaining to them the importance of being able to think critically and openly about things will help them as much as anything. You sound like a fine role model for…"
I'm in a similar position with my niece and nephew, but I'm "out" to my family as an atheist so there is a significant difference in our situations: my brother doesn't let his kids spend much time alone with me…"