Hiya I'm new from the U.K.
Hiya – Would like to introduce myself. I’m a nutritionist (specialising in weight loss) and an atheist (read your intro on this) but ‘til now have preferred to come at it from a psychological/Buddhist angle. But whaddya expect? I’ve only ever used the Bible for a drinks tray…. okay, I’ve read it twice but NOW would like to explore the scientific side of the subject (have read NONE of the books you recommend) so am very much a beginner. Would like to contribute here, in the meantime, if something interesting comes up and oh yeah…I’m from the U.K. so sometimes there’ll be language differences.
And, talking of which, cultural differences too, a couple of years ago I was banned from the famous US Heartless Bitch forum for questioning the sanity/commonsense of an Orthodox Jewish lady (yeah, she was nice) who was swimming, daily, in full clothes, topped with a scheitel. Pretty soon I found, in their eyes, I was a fucking ‘white supremacist’ plus the obligatory troll label and me thinking the State and religion were separate in the U.S. Constitution? Strange this, ‘cos in Britain we don’t have your kinda ‘proper’ one (the Constitution that is) BUT on the other hand us Brits are a hellavulot more relaxed than you guys about religion. Trust me on this.
Since then I’ve contributed to an Amazon community, alongside my hubby but we’ve both been ‘outed’ as trolls when we just didn’t agree with the other camp, that’s all.
I’m wondering how long it’ll be before someone ‘calls me’ on here but hey... I’m just soooo used to it!
Real change will come when it is brought about, not by your ego, but by reality.
Tony de Mello