Hello there Think Atheist Friend. I guess you found me after I commented on your blog post. My story goes something like this. Dated a few catholic girls and they all told me I was going to hell for not believing in Jesus so one day I had a crisis, convulsing, in tears , fell to my knees and asked Jesus into my heart and to provide me a sign of some sort, a touch, a sparkle, to speak to me. Obviously nothing happened and from that day forth I knew it was all b.s. Your story is so much better though...
isn't there just? it's a great community. i enjoy how perfect an example it is that there's no dogma or doctrine inherent in atheism; there's such a diverse body of opinions here. the only thing everyone has in common is their skepticism of religion. plus, there's some very intelligent people here. please remember to let me know without hesitation should you have any questions about anything.
puppy's good! she's so freakin smart! i had been giving her a little treat when she was good on the leash so when i taught her to ring a bell when she needs to go out she put together this string of inferences that culminated in her realization that she could ring the bell, go out, come back, and get a treat. so she tried to trick me by ringing the bell, going out just to look at me, and then come back in and wait for her treat. she did this six times in a row! i would sit down to read and she'd ring the bell again! LOL.
just wanted to drop in and say that i was glad to see you posting here some. :) i know that between real life and AOS there's not much time so i was happy to see you posting, wanted to tell you so. hope you had a great weekend!
You ARE a nerd, Nelson, but that's partly why I love you! I like the name Emma in general. Some of my possible girl names for my kids are Emma and Sarah. After that, there are so many good ones. I still have to find a boy name that I actively like, rather than am just fine with though.
Lyndsay I just poked around a bit too. I read a few discussions and was happy to see there's a nice balance of smart-ass nerd humour and intelligent contributions that I can learn from.