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1 year, 1 month ago on The Internal Battle on Both Sides of the Religious Fence
@NatalieMcBroom Wow.... and I don't mean that in a good way. This kind of fervor is exactly how new religions start.
@shawmutt I agree... I do not care for militant atheists, as I believe we can get our points across without being jerks about it. However, I do agree it's good to break down people's walls and judgmental ideas about atheists. I live in the bible belt and there are just folks who are going to demonize you no matter how nice you are. Keep on keeping on.
Not necessarily. I'm a lover of people, but I am hurt by the harshness in this world.You cannot tell me that there are people out there that absolutely do not like certain folks, or even want them dead (see suicide bombers). Do we create those in our heads? No.There are people who are not all that nice in this world. I've been hurt by them and I'd bet you have too. They aren't some figment of our imaginations.
I have to contradict you saying we all worship something. I do not worship anything at all... nothing. Not myself, not my family, no animals, plants, universes.... no god. Nothing. I am also "outside" of religion. I do not participate in it, I do not convene or work with religion in any way. Yes, there are people outside of religion.My world is without worship of anything. It just simply is.I also think we'd all be happier if more people were loving instead of combative about everything. Yes, stand up to hate and war. But don't beat down the person trying to spread kindness and love around. We need less of that and more of this. I did not read his post as saying never stand up for anything and just lay there while people trample over you, nor did I find him acting morally superior. I just started reading this blog of his and he seems like a pretty decent person. Sometimes our own blinders color how we perceive things, perhaps that is what has happened here.
If he's newly open he may calm down with time... this happens to a lot of people, even newly religious. They just can't seem to control themselves. I'm an atheist myself and really don't care if anyone believes the same way I do, it's a very personal thing. Hopefully he'll mellow out with time. :)
@SingleMomOf3 @SNIPER1911 People scoff at parenting books but during my bedrest I read a LOT. I am thankful for those books because I learned a lot. I had a very dysfunctional home growing up, including being spanked with a belt and yelled at/mentally abused. In many ways they taught me what NOT to do.I just know hitting is not the solution and I know that my kids are turning out to be confident and well behaved because I took the time to educate myself, and cared enough to do so. I really wish parents would do the same for their kiddos.
1 year, 1 month ago on Funniest Video I’ve Seen in a Long Time.
@Single Dad Laughing The dad was great.... I wish more parents were able to handle situations like this calmly and rationally. Without hitting them, screaming, coddling, or freaking out.WAY TO GO DAD.
@SNIPER1911 Funny... I've managed to raise two really awesome kids (twins no less) without smacking, swatting, beating, using a belt or a flyswatter on them. If you put your mind to it and really try working with your kids there's no need to hit them. Kids WILL have tantrums when they are little... you teach them how to act. You hit them? Guess what, you are teaching them to hit. Show them how to do things, CALMLY, and they will get the idea and be much easier to deal with. Hitting them teaches no lessons in life. Punishment without educating is nothing. Education is a great thing, really. I think parenting classes should be mandatory for anyone that's having a kid. We'd have a better society.
I love you, and I am positive you are an amazing dad. As a woman who went through all these abuses I can tell you it still hurts me to this day, at age 36. I don't have a relationship with my parents to speak of.But I'll be damned if either of my kids EVER feel small, insignificant, or in anyway less than the person next to them. If they want or need something they will get it and I'll be sure of that.
1 year, 1 month ago on You just broke your child. Congratulations.