New to the site...
I was directed to this site after looking up and watching the "Rational response squad vs Kirk Cameron/ Ray Comfort debate" (old news I know). It's comforting and refreshing to know that there exists a huge community of atheists that is (one hopes) constantly growing. Doing my best to spread the good (non)word here in my little corner of Canada. The biggest concern at the moment is the growing creationist lobby movement. We don't seem to have as large a problem as the U.S. - for example our politicians rarely talk about religion and as a matter of fact I have no idea what religion our prime minister practices (though I am sure it is some type of christianity...he is definately not an atheist). However there are heavily funded Intelligent Design (i.e. magic man creationism) lobby groups in every province now...very worrisome.
I knew I was in trouble at nine years old when in "advanced bible studies" class in Sunday school (during a genesis "lecture" ) I was punished and sat in the corner after innocently asking "but what about the dinosaurs miss?".
Thanks Rational Responders for giving us a place to share our views, seek advice, discuss issues.
Favorite websites - besides this one of course - http://darwin-killed-god.blogspot.com/ the Richard Dawkins site and http://www.nobeliefs.com/index.htm The Darwin Killed God site is extremely entertaining and one of the few blogs I read besides Pharyngula.
"Atheist" book which most influenced me: god is Not Great (Love Hitchens and also share his taste in scotch).
Cheers and hello.
Time and I against any other two. - Beltazar Gracian
Beware the fury of a patient man. - John Dryden
It requires ages to destroy a popular opinion. - Voltaire
There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world: and that is an idea whose time has come. - V. Hugo
When in doubt, squat and run hills. - Jim Wendler