"wow. I have no advice to give Belle and I feel bad that I don't.
From knowing people who've had experiences like yours I know how they leave deep impressions that are tough to deal with and get over. Through volunteer work that…"
"Belle since you started this topic I've really give it some thought and decided I REALLY like living in a world where everything I experience doesn't have to an explanation and I don't feel obligated to try to understand it…"
"hahahahha! My mom wasn't that nice when she expressed the same thought when I was 21 and goading her to admit I was a great kid.
"the first twelve years were wonderful but then you spent the next six years erasing them from my…"
"Gullibility is a prerequisite the faith games played by christianity and islam. It took less than a decade for the "prospertity gospel" of Creflo Dollar to make its way onto television and be adopted by Peter Popoff and other…"
"I'm like you, Ed. The idea of an "atheist culture" doesn't exist within atheism as far as I know. I had to research it. There's http://www.atheistculture.com/ if you care to visit it. No members, no…"
"It's the bizarre coincidences that come from nowhere that give me an overdose of awe. Like last summer stopping for gas 1500 miles from my home and at the pump across from me my neighbor pulled up. Neither of us new what to say."
"Well then to approach it differently...
There's no way you can change other people to meet your expectations.
The only person you can change is yourself.
I am curious about the city you're in. It would be interesting to find out…"
"I hate to have to be the one to point out the 500 gallon enema bag full of ice cold reality hanging on the wall but......
When I start thinking everyone else is the problem I step back for some introspection to see if the problem is possibly me and…"
"Belle with no idea of where you're living or if you recently moved there or if it's your life long home I'm reluctant to give any advice.
As far as assimilating into life in other cities and cultures I've never had a problem and…"
"From the looks of things the Xian right is going to try to show us exactly what you're talking about Cato. They've mobilized in Houston Texas to force a city-wide referendum on a city ordinance against discrimination towards LGBTs…"
"What was his lifelong experience with his sexual orientation?For some people, it really is quite true that they were deeply fucked over for being queer to the point of persistent physical and emotional abuse at home, at school and/ or in their…"