I'm more active, you love it, I'm glad.

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It didn't go unnoticed that I am more active over the last few weeks.  I'm glad to have the time again, and I'm glad you told me you were happy to see me more active.  My better computer was out of commission for a little while... like 9 months. I was on a laptop with a wireless connection and very busy since March.  The better computer has been fixed and the main room I conduct business in, has been revised over the summer.  I was almost finished the room but then I fixed the computer and well... it'll probably be the spring before I work on the room again.  Now that I'm moving fast online again I can cover a lot more territory.  I'm right back in the swing of things.  My real job is somewhat seasonal and it'll be slow until March.  I'll get less hours.  Those hours will be spent here.

I'm extremely comfortable in the workspace I have now.  I think I was having a hard time getting comfortable in the RRS workspace by myself, I had to overhaul my workspace.  I was at an 8 foot by 8 foot desk with 3 computers by myself.  I kept the setup for a while thinking that I would bring new hosts into the fray and continue the show as it was, or that me and the other hosts would want to have a reunion.  I've moved on from that idea. During the summer I converted the room, stripped the wallpaper, sold the fish tank, brought the tv in, brought the couch in, cut the desk in half, ran new wiring, and new lighting.  I share the space with my son at my side, he uses the computer all the time.  We have a couch in front of the desk, and a big screen tv that can be seen from the whole room.   It's very easy to work the type of excessively ridiculous hours I like to work in this setup.  

I think my trials made me want to distance myself from people, at least in terms of activism.  I was let down by the people I cared for the most.  So it took some time to realize I wouldn't feel comfortable with new show hosts.  Only because I would feel the inevitable end in sight.  Maybe with time that will change.  I'm finding that I'm the only constant.  Even my very close friend Jake, who led me to atheism 13 years ago and taught the InfidelGuy, closed doors on atheistnetwork.com this past year.  I don't know why my drive to continue this fight outlasts everyone around me, but I'm realizing that almost always that is what happens.  I've made the 10 year club!  Although I can't give you an exact date.

My activism will continue at full force through the winter.  We hope to meet a deadline to upgrade to a new server in February, although preliminary fundraising efforts could use a kick. 

I purchased a new domain this week.  www.AtheismUnited.com 

The goal is to unilaterally support other atheist groups, to expand atheism awareness, and to make a political impact.  I am mentoring the man who will hopefully be the future President of 501c3 Atheism United Lance Sievert. Join his facebook group if you are an atheist organizer Atheism United Headquarters on facebook.

Please join the discussion on our site: Atheism United (Can you see it?)

Oh... and women... I gave up on women.  If you want me ladies, come find me, I'm too busy with my activism to notice that I should say something. 

 

 

OLD OFFICE SETUP:

NEW SETUP (almost same camera angle):

Different light level and a different view:

- Brian Sapient


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Brian37's picture

Your "real job"? Brian, what

Your "real job"? Brian, what you have done here has been real work. And it is far more important work than being a famous actor or famous football player. You are exposing the world to what it badly needs more of.

But like all things, no good deed goes unpunished, you still root for the Eagles. This is one time I tell everyone not to go green.

In all seriousness, it is nice to see you around more.

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ex-minister's picture

 ^^^what he said and go

 ^^^

what he said

 

and go burgundy and gold !

Religion Kills !!!

Numbers 31:17-18 - Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

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Vastet's picture

I am glad to see you posting

I am glad to see you posting more. Smiling

You and me both re: women.

Proud Canadian, Enlightened Atheist, Gaming God.

Brian37's picture

ex-minister wrote: ^^^what

ex-minister wrote:

 ^^^

what he said

 

and go burgundy and gold !

You know, sometimes I wonder if I am pressing my luck when I needle him about the Eagles. It's not always wise to go up to the bull and pinch its cheek.

So Brian, Please don't hurt me.

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harleysportster's picture

Glad to see you back

Glad to see you back and posting more. Keep up the good work.

I really appreciate this site and all of the information that it constantly provides me. If my income were not so limited at the moment, I would gladly send a donation. Hopefully, I will be able to contribute in the near future.

“It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”
― Giordano Bruno

Kapkao's picture

I would also like to second

I would also like to second most of what Brian37 says, and even though I don't always overlap with the dominant schools of thought and ethics here... I believe RRS has an important and unapologetic niche to fill, now more than ever.

 

 

“A meritocratic society is one in which inequalities of wealth and social position solely reflect the unequal distribution of merit or skills amongst human beings, or are based upon factors beyond human control, for example luck or chance. Such a society is socially just because individuals are judged not by their gender, the colour of their skin or their religion, but according to their talents and willingness to work, or on what Martin Luther King called 'the content of their character'. By extension, social equality is unjust because it treats unequal individuals equally.” "Political Ideologies" by Andrew Heywood (2003)

Brian37's picture

Kapkao wrote:I would also

Kapkao wrote:

I would also like to second most of what Brian37 says, and even though I don't always overlap with the dominant schools of thought and ethics here... I believe RRS has an important and unapologetic niche to fill, now more than ever.

 

 

Thanks for the agreement. While we fight over those other things, which ARE important, there is at least one thing we can agree on that the world does need.  An by Brian providing this place for use to bitch at each other, at a minimum it should SHOW people that atheists are no more clones of each other than any other label.

If any place I visit demonstrates most individuality it would be sites like this. You've got the right here, the left here. You've got the library types here, and you have the verbal boxers here. You have the politically correct here and you have the South Park fans here.

"atheism" is not a dogma, and if any place proves it, this place does. We cant thank him enough for everything he has done, on this site and outside his home. Atheists cant be ignored or marginalized as easily because of this website.

I can bury the Hatchet on this issue because the overlap is far more important than our differences.

Enough of this love feast. I have some kittens to BBQ.

 

 

 

 

 

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Brian37 wrote:Kapkao wrote:I

Brian37 wrote:

Kapkao wrote:

I would also like to second most of what Brian37 says, and even though I don't always overlap with the dominant schools of thought and ethics here... I believe RRS has an important and unapologetic niche to fill, now more than ever.

 

 

Thanks for the agreement. While we fight over those other things, which ARE important, there is at least one thing we can agree on that the world does need.  An by Brian providing this place for use to bitch at each other, at a minimum it should SHOW people that atheists are no more clones of each other than any other label.

Yeah... I've been taking a mote of time off myself, as I was getting a bit trigger-happy on the boards. It helped.

“A meritocratic society is one in which inequalities of wealth and social position solely reflect the unequal distribution of merit or skills amongst human beings, or are based upon factors beyond human control, for example luck or chance. Such a society is socially just because individuals are judged not by their gender, the colour of their skin or their religion, but according to their talents and willingness to work, or on what Martin Luther King called 'the content of their character'. By extension, social equality is unjust because it treats unequal individuals equally.” "Political Ideologies" by Andrew Heywood (2003)

-Sapient-

 How the photo with Kirk happened? Is it a massoatheistic conspiration? Jawdropping!

Do you always wear something blue? Puzzled

 

Anyway, continue the good work Computer

Thanks for having built this virtual place for us internet addicts. clapping

Peace

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luca wrote: How the photo

luca wrote:

 How the photo with Kirk happened? 

- Brian Sapient


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FurryCatHerder's picture

I'll note that is NOT, in

I'll note that is NOT, in fact, a "painting".  That is a PRINT.  Which is proof there was a PRINTER.

And dude, seriously -- rack mounted servers.  Get away from desktop boxes.  Go get yourself a 30 or 40 U rack and start using that instead of a giant desk.

"Obviously I'm convinced of the existence of G-d. I'm equally convinced that Atheists who've led good lives will be in Olam HaBa going "How the heck did I wind up in this place?!?" while Christians who've treated people like dirt will be in some other place asking the exact same question."