You Might be a Domestic Terrorist if…

you’re a parent. And you attend meetings of your local school board. At least that’a what the National School Boards Association would like people to believe – especially the Federal Government. You see, going to a school board meeting and disagreeing with policies they intend to implement is not allowed. As a parent, concerned about your children’s education, you have no say in what or how education is delivered.

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Two Months?

I don’t know about anyone else, but I am actually, some days, flooded with information on COVID-19. There seems to be an almost infinite number of articles and essays written by various experts and just plain observers. I’ve come to the point where I do not know what to believe with some of what I see. Of course, I always try to discern an agenda whenever I can but even when there doesn’t seem to be one, I wonder why the information isn’t more broadly reported.

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Those Darn Atheists Are At it Again

I don;t know if that I’m just used to being denigrated, being an atheist, that the volume on atheism has retreated, or that I just don’t care (and never have) about anyone’s opinion about my beliefs/disbelief. I’ve never hidden being an atheist. I don’t go around evangelizing atheism, but if the topic of spiritual belief comes up amongst friends and I’m asked, I have no problem letting everyone know that I’m a non-believer. So what? There was a time, yes even during my lifetime, when it was not so much acceptable to be a Mormon and in my parents lifetime, Catholicism was looked upon very skeptically (JFK had to actually say, in 1960 that if elected, the Catholicism would not guide his policies.) and I’m certain of you ;ppl around just a bit, you’ll find people who are prejudiced toward other religions or denominations. Consider Islam, as an example.

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The Rise or Decline of Atheism

I was speaking with another atheist recently and she made a statement that, well, confounded me. Atheism is on the rise, is what the statement was but she never offered any evidence of that statement and , to my chagrin, I never asked her for that proof. It’s the same kind of proof we’d ask anybody, as skeptics (If you are indeed a skeptic. Not all atheists are.) to prove their statements, declarations about whatever religion it is that happens to be making riodiculous claims at the moment. And yet, as I have discovered, people do believe that atheism isgrowing in the United States, where there is little proof of this occurring.

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