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on setting up a truly noble and worthwhile web-site. I wish you every
success in helping innocent people release themselves from the unnecessary
torment religious superstition imposes on them.
I want to applaud you for learning to think for yourselves, and thank
you for creating you website so that others can at least have the opportunity
to learn what you have. I have never been forced to go to church or temple
or mosque or anything like that. I've gone to the baptism of my friend's
son out of respect for his beliefs (actually I think it was more his wife's
than hin own), but that's about it. In fact I and my girlfriend at the
time were asked to be godparents, but were turned down by the church representative
when she found out we were agnostic.
I guess you could say I've had the good fortune to be allowed to think
for myself since birth. It would stand to reason being born to a lapsed
catholic and having a stepfather who is a lapsed jew.
I just started reading your site but I can tell right away that I'm going
to enjoy it quite a bit. I jumped the church ship many years ago and have
just been keeping my eyes, ears, and mind open to everything since. Since
I was not that devout a Christian to begin with the break was not very
difficult for me but I could see where it could be very difficult for
others. I think it's great you guys setup a website as a support group
for others to consider their options.
I have a small group of fellow agnostics that I chat with to keep me
sane and one of them came up with the greatest quote that keeps me going.
I'll paraphrase but essentially he said he tries to lead a good life with
'good' being defined by himself in his wisdom and common sense. If in
the end he dies and is not allowed into heaven, is it a place he would
want to go anyway? No need to respond, I know you guys are busy. I just
wanted to say kudos, keep up the good work, and thanks for giving me something
interesting to read and ponder on a Monday morning.
you, thank you, thank you. It's great to see a website that asks one to
question their beliefs, yet does not condemn one for believing in god
(lower case intentional). I am finding the articles informative, enlightening,
and enjoyable. Please contact me if you decide to send new articles via
e-mail, as I would like to be added to your mailing list. In the meantime,
I will continue checking for new material. Again, thank you!!!
YOU!!! Many people need a support system when they begin to realize that
their religion is nonsense. In many communities (mine included), it is
financially and physically dangerous to admit that one is an atheist,
or even to discuss absurdities or inconsistencies in prevailing religious
opinions. Keep up the good work.... you are desperately needed.
for having the courage to do a site like this! Wonderful!
someone who was born and bred in the deep south....thank you. I'm afraid
to speak my mind or dare to ask questions in this small town. I've often
wondered how anyone that can grasp how tiny we are in this big universe
still insist that we have it all figured out.....I think we're kinda arrogant
to think we do!
I think that it must be too much for us to comprehend how we figure in
the scheme of things...and we fear death so much that we have to invent
something to make sense of it all.
Anyway, thank you again being brave enough to question their "author-e-ti"
as Cartman would say....
linked to this site via item on Yahoo. I commend you for your courage.
I hung around the fringes of the fundamentalist world for awhile; they
were unfailingly friendly to me, but I found them sort of scary. Also,
their theology was sort of half-baked despite their superior ability to
quote scripture for proof-text purposes. Anyway, it is good to see this
site on the net.
site guys. good job here!(no pun intended:) I'll start forwarding your
address to the thankfully few friends of mine who feel occasionally inspired
to send me sappy, cutesy stories, then relate it in no specific way to
god and the like...if i have to read their crap they should have to read
my personal quote, "if kindness comes from another because they are threatened
with hell, it's no more kindness than me being sweet to my parents so
i'll be in their will"
Emery & Russ
I found your site from my weekly Yahoo Pick of the Week that gets sent
to me every Monday. I also found there.
But what you guys are saying rings bells in my head that I am blowen
away. I would truly like to chat longer to you to tell you my experiences
but it would take an hour or so and right now I have to leave the office
to go home. (I have been sitting here since lunch-time reading your views!)
Please reply, so that I know I have found you.
work with your site! I refered one of my friends to you. He's already
got a list of problems he wants to discuss with his priest :-)
Dear Emery and Russ,
Today is just the first day I'd ever known of your page, but I'm so impressed,
that I felt the need to thank you. A friend of mine found the page and
sent it to me earlier today, 8-31-00, and I've been reading it on and
off all day long. I've already sent the link to a few of my friends, who
have all also been impressed. I think it's a wonderful thing that you're
doing. I just wish there was a way to help get a bigger audience for it.
I mean, besides net junkies ;-) Hehe. This is information that many many
many people need to read. Anyway, since it is rather late, I will end
this letter here, but once again ::
And keep up the good work!! =-)