Diane

  • Diane replied to the topic Unschooling in the forum Group logo of Atheist ParentingAtheist Parenting 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    My school district failed my son miserably for his first 5 years of school. I feel like I failed him too, but that’s a separate topic. As I have said before, he is doing better now. If I had the energy, wherewithal and money I’d sue the town into oblivion. I don’t think that would fix anything though, and if I won my real estate taxes would go up!…[Read more]

  • Diane replied to the topic Enabling in the forum Advice 6 months, 1 week ago

    I just wrote a damn novella about my daughters’ half-brother, of whom I am not the mother. He’s a heroin addict. He’s got the whole sorry mess going on – homelessness, infections in injection sites, a baby, girlfriend on methodone, multiple arrests, etc., etc.

    I don’t have an answer, really. I just lost my compassion when it negatively affected…[Read more]

  • Diane replied to the topic Me Three in the forum Politics 6 months, 1 week ago

    Seeing and reading about all the sexual assault in the news got me going too. Not in a huge way, but it was on my mind more. I usually don’t think much about it but it’s hard to avoid these days.

    For what it’s worth, I agree with Tom. Chemistry can happen with the wrong people. Sometimes the attraction is strong because the other person is e…[Read more]

  • Diane replied to the topic Me Three in the forum Politics 6 months, 1 week ago

    My response to having been abused and assaulted as a teenager and young adult went through several phases. The main one was denial.  As time passes I gain a clearer understanding of what happened. Strangely, I have some gifts from having been wronged so egregiously. I think the following attitude may have balanced on the edge of sanity and…[Read more]

  • Diane replied to the topic Isolated Again in the forum Advice 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    Belle, I know from my own experience some of what you are going through. The local school district could not handle my son from first grade on, really, despite trying everything they had. He ended up going to a school for behaviorally challenged boys – run by an order of Italian monks, no less! I was not happy about this development, obviously. He…[Read more]

  • Diane replied to the topic Suppose It’s All True? in the forum Atheism 8 months ago

    I was chased by a rogue Fronkey once – it was quite amusing. I wouldn’t have cared much but with that giant sticky tongue and long legs it almost got me.  Or do they have froggy legs and donkey ears? Wait… are Fronkeys frogs and monkeys? If they are I have no idea what was chasing me. It’s a good thing I don’t do drugs any more.

  • Did you see the latest?

    I am comforted by knowing in time an asteroid will collide catastrophically with the Earth, or the supervolcano below Yellowstone will explode and kill most of us slowly – and then, eventually, Sol will go all supernova on our dim-witted descendants.

    All traces of either humanity or pre-intergalactic-travel homo sapiens…[Read more]

  • So no matter how you slice it – if you “believe” in God or you don’t, we are all deciding that based on our subjective opinions. Atheists just want to look like they have some sort of elite knowledge of the subject but really – NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE. So therefore all we ALL have is our subjective evidence based on OUR personal…[Read more]

  • Oh boy. You’ve gone and done it now, Davis.

  • Diane posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thanks, Reg. I hope you are right.

  • Diane posted an update 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    It’s been a little over a year since Arch passed. I meant to write something but couldn’t. He said I was the last woman he would ever love. I think I (completely unintentionally) broke his heart.

    • No Diane, I think you could only have made his heart swell with happiness. He was a good man and I enjoyed our occasional offline conversations . His love for you allowed his heart to mend because you made his world a little warmer.

  • Diane posted an update in the group Group logo of Sunday SchoolSunday School 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    This is the exact same conversation that was happening about a year ago when my inadvertent hiatus began. It’s not the cause of my absence – this is simply an observation.

  • Diane replied to the topic Failed Conversion in the forum Atheism 9 months ago

    @ Simon – Wanting is different than expecting. I have been told many times I’m being proud, resistant, rebellious, etc., for declining to devote my life to examining this evidence (more than I’ve already examined it, which is more than it deserves IMHO). I have heard some version of this thought – If you don’t believe, it’s because you have not…[Read more]

  • Diane replied to the topic Failed Conversion in the forum Atheism 9 months ago

    What I want to know is why do some Christians expect atheists to examine the Christians’ purported evidence? Then, when we don’t go out of our way to study said evidence, we are accused of choosing to not believe in God! I didn’t believe in God before, and I still don’t. I guess there’s a choice in there somewhere, but it wasn’t to NOT believe. My…[Read more]

  • Diane replied to the topic This is war in the forum Politics 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    I feel the need to clarify a point. When I hear “Nobody is doing anything” I cringe because millions of people are indeed doing whatever they legally can to stop this madness. It is the Republican Party which is allowing this to continue. They can stop Trump TODAY, yet they will let Trump continue until their prospects for re-election dwindle…[Read more]

  • Diane replied to the topic This is war in the forum Politics 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thanks Belle. I and many others didn’t vote for him. I accept no blame for him and the asshats in Congress who are supporting him. I marched in Boston for the Women’s March, and in Concord NH during the March for Science. I have sat with members of my community to send post cards to our congressional delegation about specific issues. I have called…[Read more]

  • Diane replied to the topic This is war in the forum Politics 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thanks, Strega!

  • Diane replied to the topic This is war in the forum Politics 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    My question, and that of others on this thread and all around the world, is What now? What do I do right now? Do I call my representatives and tell them I’d like to not have a nuclear war? Do I gather my offspring and some MREs in the basement, light candles and await our doom? Do I give water to my livestock, or my family?  Should I stay or s…[Read more]

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