Thank you, it has not been easy but it has been worth every bit of painful emotion to now be free of mormonism and religious ways of thinking. I still have a ways to go before my life is healthy and enjoyable but I'm working on it one day at a time. Thanks again for adding me as a friend. :)
I'm a Soto Zen Buddhist, specific sect different from the others in that it is an order of Japanese Buddhism which doesn't believe in reincarnation or anything spiritual, I'm not a vegetarian, which means we concentrate more on concentration meditation counting your breath, which you can do before you go to bed instead of counting sheep. I can teach you! this much about it. Reincarnation happens every second because every second is new and you have been granted the same body and a chance to live life again. I donno enough about it to defend it but I think you're talking about Tibetan and Indian Buddhism, religions merge with the ones before them like many pagan rituals are in Christianity. Or they take a local flavor. I consider myself an Atheist, in that if there IS a god I don't wanna follow the rules, I wanna rebel, I'll read your links as soon as I can.
2nd, imperialism which lead to strong entities that controlled almost all ppl lives, directly and indirectly, now our societies are living by american standards without realising, some good and some shit and we just imitate.
I just entered "suzanne olson-hyde" in my address bar in Google Chrome. Up came a search page with you on it with your "Think Atheist" profile prominent. Your last name by itself also worked (not that I mind using Suzanne - it's my baby sister's name :D) though it didn't come up with you first. Maybe it's Internet Explorer? I've never had a problem with using hyphens with web site names or other uses. I'd have to see what was going on first-hand to find a fix.
Odd. I'm a computer guy myself - 30+ years (see? Hyphen!). Windows used to be picky about some file names, but that's about it. Web site names can have hyphens too. Are you trying to create a domain name or site for yourself? By the way my mom's name is properly Carry-Robertson, and my ex-wife's is maiden name was properly Velez-Montoya (from Venezuela originally). I can relate.