Lovin’ the locals…

Posted: April 20, 2012 in Uncategorized
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I just spent the majority of Thursday evening chatting with Durango atheists, where I am a proud member of the Durango Skeptics and Atheists Meetup (also durangofreethinkers.wordpress.com)

Durango, Colorado is a small town in the southwestern extreme of the state. Relatively small potatoes. It is a town surrounded by long and strong histories of Christian homesteading, tribal culture, and college induced hippie love.

Yet…we amassed teachers, moms, engineers, computer scientists, archaeologists, biologists, mathematicians, students, and plain-old-Joes in a small bar to discuss the finer points of rational thought….AGAIN! This small sample size unscientifically tells me that there is a significant population of heathens around.

One point I took away, was that folks are hesitant to “label” themselves as atheist. I remind them…’atheist’ is no different than ‘atypical’. Non-typical. Non-theist. Same same. No belief or faith involved.

Being non-theist simply means that you are not a theist. It does not mean that you have a ‘faith’ in no-faith. Don’t fall for this. The fundies have already written this into their playbook amendment to the Bible, and cannot seem to bring up anything else when they attempt to discredit atheists. (Eric Hovind, and Sye Ten Bruggencate are the gods for the followers of this) Pathetic as they may be.

Regardless….I have partaken in the barley soda family a few times this evening. I must leave now, before creating potential inebriation typing regret.

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