"I have a deep fear of birds. When I was a child, a wren got in our house. (I lived in an old, very run down house with holes you could drive a truck through, so this was a common occurrence.) My job was to hold the screen door open…"
"I work for the local school system, where the superintendent sends us lovely prayers in our e-mails. If I didn't need this job so badly, I would scream it at the top of my lungs. "You people are deluded! Grow up!!""
"I live in the Bible Belt, so I don't usually discuss my lack of religious beliefs. My children were teenagers before I admitted to them that I am an atheist. (They are both atheists as well, and are dating atheists.) When…"
""A scenario arises in which an individual is attempting to harm children, and I can only suppress this individual violently."
I will whack the hell outta somebody. Don't mess with the babies in front of me."
I live deep, deep within the Bible Belt. Only my immediate family knows my religious beliefs because of the extreme prejudice in our area. My children (22 & 16) didn't know that I was an atheist until they were each 13 years old. My daughter figured it out on her own, and my son looked thoughtful and said, "That explains a lot, Mom." So don't tell my mom and sister, and especially don't tell my whacked out Independent Fundamental (emphasis on the MENTAL) Southern Baptist in-laws. (I also skip the "under God" in the pledge.
Why are you here?
I like the sanity.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
Just because I don't understand it, that doesn't make it magic.
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