I applaud your decision to participate in the Carnival of Homeschooling. I've noticed more and more that people are finding ways to share differing views and opinions in a way that promotes understanding and furthers discussion. You do that very well. Definitely something that is needed in today's world which seems all too filled with rancor and blame.
After spending the last few weeks with mormon relatives, I remember all too well why I moved to California. This all-pervasive religiosity is so suffocating to me, I'm pretty much immobilized. No comment or action is without religious overtones. Happily, I return to California on Monday.
That was fun. I was off by a minimum of 4 years, some by 10.
I think scoundrels and con men flourish in religious settings. After all, if the marks have already been scammed to believe the unbelievable, the next con is effortless. I was always amazed at how the mormons in Utah fell prey to the schemes perpetuated by the "good brethern." The pitfalls of cognitive dissonance.
Indeed, not a surprise. One reason I joined AU and am working on plan to reincarnate Jefferson. The walls of separation are seriously breached.
When things get tough, I personally clap for Tinkerbell. Makes me feel much better even if nothing else changes.
How great to have the new furry housemates. I bet Apollo and Gemini are loving their new home.
"Shrink Your Tweets" actually brought to mind a service that would psychoanalyze your tweets. Does such a thing exist yet? Could be fun. As for squeezing more into twitter -- defeats the purpose.
I'm not sure, but I think there may be something linking fireworks, Christian extremism, anti-intellectualism, and pronounced social conservatism along with pseudopatriotism.