Reject the Stupid

 

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Recently, I was in a conversation with a few friends. One person made a few, in my opinion, outrageous statements that I disagreed with and promptly said so. Another friend there,actually, in front of every one there told me that I had to respect the views of others. Really? No where in the timeline of my life does anyone automatically receive respect. I believe in showing respect to others but in circumstances, there are times when a persons opinion needs challenging. One problem, if  not the problem I see nowadays are people afraid to stand up for what the think is right, to become sheep, to aquise to the loudest voice.  Sorry, but I won;t do that.

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It’s Not Bigotry, It’s a Personal Choice

 

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I saw something recently on Twitter that has me thinking about a previous post about transgenderism. What bothered me about this tweet was what was said: 98% of straight men will not date trans women because of hate..   Sorry, what? Whenever I see a statement like this, I often wonder the genesis of it. Of course, I’ve found no data to back this up – like a poll of straight men. There may be one, but does it indicate hate as being the reason? There may be that level of prejudice, then again, there might be another reason why straight men refuse to date a transgender woman.

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Be a Reader, Not a Follower

 

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I read quite a bit. I read books, have two magazine subscriptions (Popular Mechanics and Archeology) and read a lot of online content. I like reading. I enjoy fiction, history, science, even politics; Whatever I can put my hands on. It’s the way I was raised. My parents, neither of them college graduates, read constantly, even when the TV was on! As a child, of course I saw my parents doing that, and so I did it as well. My best memory as a child was not the day I received my drivers license, but when my Mother took me to the library to get a Library Card, in my name. I think I was six.

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Has Interest in Atheism Declined?

 

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I’ve received a few emails (okay, very few) from readers asking me why I don’t seem to be doing much if any writing concerning atheism. The reason is simple: there’s really not much to write about. I mean, I can replay the same old tropes, in their current form based on what I happen to read about, but there’s really nothing, iin my mind, noteworthy of any commentary. Times have changed where, just a few years ago, there was plenty to write about, or produce a podcast. Today, people, most, seem to have moved on to their lives, as they should.

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I Tried Veggie Burgers. My Short Take.

 

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I keep seeing these advertisements on television for meatless burgers. ?They seem to be gaining ground among the public, or maybe they’re just trying to place a stake in the ground. Either way, it seems that people are at least trying these. Heck, even Burger King is promoting a meatless Whopper. I wonder how those are selling?  I was asked if we could try one of the major brands so I added it to the grocery list. The price wasn’t bad: $3.89 for four burgers and I thought that was pretty decent, until I got home.

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