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10 years ago @ Boston Atheists - On why we couldn't hav... · 0 replies · +2 points

Unfortunately, it seems that no matter HOW amenable and ingratiating we make ourselves, we will NEVER be trusted in the eyes of people of faith. As far as they're concerned we don't deserve a "place at the table," because since we don't have faith, we have nothing to offer and nothing to say. They don't respect our opinions and never will, and it's foolish to think that by changing our tone we'll somehow win them over. It's not going to happen.

10 years ago @ The New Civil Rights M... - History's 'The Bible' ... · 0 replies · +3 points

And now we know why Satan so closely resembled President Obama. Right wing Christofascists doing the casting.

12 years ago @ Wonkette - Orange County Nazis Th... · 0 replies · +1 points

Reuters: "... Santa Ana, an affluent city..." Clearly they've never been to Santa Ana.

13 years ago @ Angie the Anti-Theist - Daddy's Girls in Visio... · 0 replies · +3 points

This is just sooooo freakin' creepy to me. Gross and probably emotionally damaging...

13 years ago @ Angie the Anti-Theist - Safe, Legal & Common · 0 replies · +1 points

Good post over here at Effect Measure: "Thinking About Abortion"

"I don't know if empathy is a learned skill or a matter of natural temperament or both. But I don't see much empathy in the anti-abortion movement. Bart Stupak, for example. He represented a very conservative district but took a tough stand against guns and a lot of NRA heat for it. The reason was personal, however. His son committed suicide with a handgun, so he knew without having to conjure it up in his mind the devastation firearms can bring. But he never was in the shoes of a scared and young woman who has to run a gauntlet of vicious taunts at an abortion clinic, so apparently he wasn't able to imagine it. "

13 years ago @ Angie the Anti-Theist - Safe, Legal & Common · 0 replies · +7 points

I wish there were more abortions, too... most especially on these shows that teens watch, where teens get pregnant. But NO, the few times there HAVE been shows where a teen girl character decides to abort (Degrassi, for example), it's kept from broadcast in the US.

All we ever see are teens who get knocked up and either keep their babies or give them up for adoption. Where's the THIRD and more SANE choice for any knocked-up teen?

13 years ago @ RagingRev - A New Atheists Approac... · 0 replies · +1 points

To that end, I've been posting links to various other deities associated with Spring. My beef is not with individual persons' beliefs, but with institutionalized religion and the taboos restraining criticism of faith systems.

American holidays are excuses to gather with friends and family, eat, and make children smile. Some people just can't seem to do it without making it about God... more power to 'em. The point is to celebrate being ALIVE!

13 years ago @ Angie the Anti-Theist - Jesus Hates Me, This I... · 0 replies · +1 points

You'll get through it :) One moment, one WORD at a time. Hang in there, Lady, & give 'em hell. Don't take NO for an answer!

13 years ago @ Angie the Anti-Theist - Choices · 0 replies · +1 points

I know you've got reservations, and I'd be the first to say ask lots of questions and demand details. But we've got the technology... trust me; I & the Princess are only still here because we do. :)

Oh yes, vasectomy is FAR less invasive (lucky bastards, with all their junk on the outside and easily accessible). And tubal ligation is laporascopic now, so I think the anesthesia & waking up takes longer than the surgery :) Just a couple snips to the tubes, and they don't take your ovaries... they continue to produce hormones enough to stay a regular girl for a LONG time (dammit, I'm 47 and tired of making the rag companies rich... c'mon menopause LOL).

The people at Planned Parenthood are the best. I'm sure they're taking good care of you.

And yep, I'm with you. Even if I lost my daughter, I'd still never have another child (assuming I was fertile & unspayed). She was the only one I wanted, and I get to have her until one of us is gone. That's as it's meant to be, and I enjoy every moment!

Sending ya big hugs.

P.S. My high school friend was following your tweets (@JoinARIN) & posted something on her FB wall. She and some others wanted you to know that they're praying for you (in the sincere way) and hope you're faring ok through this.

13 years ago @ Attempts at Rational B... - Such a dramatic moment · 0 replies · +2 points

"This wasn't exactly what I had in mind when I put 'water sports' in that Craigslist ad, Jesus!"