I've been enjoying the lively conversation back and forth. My question is this: how does one go about posting on a new topic, as opposed to hitting reply? Also, same question for the blog. All I know how to do is reply to a posting that is already there.
Second, and at the risk of stirring up a potful of trouble, a chef friend of mine sent me this link today that may be of interest, even though it is not directly about religion:
This is not the only thing I am interested in, by a long shot. It's truly a coincidence that the chef gave me this link today, so soon after I'd commented here on why I prefer vegetarian food. Also, I suspect that a lot of our current practices toward animals, and common beliefs about what is acceptable to do to them, may stem from religion, i.e. dominion over animals.
PS To Richard, I am
also very much interested in learning all that I can, and find neuroscience intriguing. Maybe one day I'll learn a little bit about it. It is humbling to know how little I know, how little we all know, but at least we are taking our heads out of the sand and looking around, right? I love that in science we are encouraged to seek the truth and change our minds based on new, better, more thorough evidence. richard <[address removed]>
LOL! Yes I was told this also growing up in the fundie world, this myth was used a lot!
Maude, I have a intense desire/love for general knowledge that is now beginning to come out more and more because I am now allowed to think for my self, I am very interested in the social sciences philosophy, psychology and the natural sciences like
neuroscience and others.
Every night at work I listen to podcasts from science magazines and lectures on many topics, I love the podcasts from Berkeley and so many other institutions on these subjects, its so nice to be able to follow along with people that are in real classes and see how a school is run and how people learn at the highest levels even though I have no education none what so ever just a G.E.D.
I stopped anything in school in elementary LOL! Somewhere around 3 grade I stopped, which made me a very gullible person seeing that I had no critical thinking skills, so I learned it the hard way, which I think now shows my personality as one stubborn man LOL!
Glad to meet you!