Thank you for your words of encouragement. South Park is one of my daughter's favorites and says to tell you that she remembers that episode. I'll never forget the time when she and two of her friends performed a rendition of "Uncle FuÁker" before me complete with choreography. I enjoyed it thoroughly and told them that could make a lot of money doing that on Robson Street for passersby. She is twelve and still says she believes in God--perhaps I should make her go to church every Sunday for a while.
At 01:42 AM 2/19/02 +0000, you wrote:
Your site is a wonderful public service.
I've been an athiest for about 8 years now, and as I reach full adulthood I can not agree more with what Newton mentiod about early indoctrination and how important it is to a self-sustaining religion. The only reason that I ever believed in Christian concepts is because of having only one choice shoved down my throat since birth. Going through five years of Jeuit high school just sealed my anger, because by that time I new it was all BS.
Good news, some sort of revolution is happening. The more I watch TV shows, the more I see atheism seeping into mainstream. Ever watch South Park? So many times do I see all religions made fun of. One notable episode in which everyone dies, they stand before god, (who in some cases looks like the Master Control Program in the hit movie Tron ~ a hysterically funny interpretation). God anounces only a select few who were in the right religion will get into heaven. Then everyone asks which religion was the right one. God says "Mormons, the correct answer was mormon" at which point everyone does an "ahhhh" of understanding before being briskly sent to hell.
One more note - an interesting link
It is a worthy read, this site outlines the work of a scientist name Dr. Prescott who studied the origins of violence.
"The results of these scientific studies do not support the many traditional religious and cultural values throughout the world, which deny the importance of "Mothering" and of youth affectional sexual relationships for peaceful and loving behaviors. "
thought it would be of interest
Keep up the great work!