Raising Kids Without Religion
July 13 2007
believe our children should have religion crammed down their throats, but should be free to make up their own minds about it when they get older. But some
of our relatives say we ought to give them religious instruction now. Are they right?
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Look at the above image. Does it scream sex? No, it is romantic, but not particularly sexy. If you have a TV and watch it, then you probably
recognize this image from the Cialis commercials. You know the ones, where a happy couple ends their romantic evening by taking baths outdoors in
separate tubs. Sometimes they even hold hands! How risqué. My problem is that it isn’t very sexy. In fact, if you
didn’t know what they were selling, you probably wouldn’t guess it was a sexual aid just from an image of two people sitting in separate
side-by-side bathtubs. To me, it looks like an ad for a romantic vacation destination.
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Allowing Others to Help
Humanist Thought of the Week: 7/24/07
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I know you aren’t supposed to hate people, but
someone hurt me very badly a couple of years back, and there just isn’t any way I can stop hating him for what he did. Maybe if he asked for my
forgiveness I could do it, but he hasn’t (and probably never will). What would you say to someone like me?
Continue reading “Getting Over Hate”
With just two days left till I
get my copy of “The Deathly Hollows” and despite the pre-release of the book on the web, I am hereby pledging that at this time I have not read
the book. What follows are my thoughts and predictions of what might happen in the final book. Again, I have no idea if my predictions are
right, I have just obviously been thinking about it a lot and yes, I saw Phoenix last Thursday.
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Friends don’t let friends join cults
Sumogirl’s Humanist Thought of the Week: 7/17/07
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I occasionally get comments from newbies to my website asking why I call myself Sumogirl. Do I weigh some
amazing amount? Am I huge? Into something kinky? What is it? The simple answer is that I like sumo wrestling, the sport. To set the
record straight – here is what I look like. I am 5 ft 9 inches and won’t reveal my weight, but as one of my online fans pointed out, I am
“way too cute to be a Sumo.” Clearly I am not morbidly obese.
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I am upset about what is happening in Iraq and our apparently open-ended commitment there. But I worry that
with all the talk of withdrawal, there isn’t actually a good plan to withdrawal. Further, this administration is amazingly incompetent.
Do we really want them managing a withdrawal? As much as I want the troops out, I am not sure I want Bush et al organizing it for us.
Continue reading “An Exit Strategy”
You have to be an open minded-humanist to
appreciate this story. I took my son to a community-organized playgroup today. The program is called Musical Motion, which is a program for birth to 5
years put on by the Family Partnership Center. He had a great time, and we
will definitely go again – it is free after all. It was just that my worst fears as a non-religious parent were realized today.
Continue reading “A Funny Story”
Humanist Thought of the Week:
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