Aug 28, 2008
Gene Poole Profile
I wasn't being nosey. I'm just bored at work. This looks much more intersting. Fall in love with me instead. I'll show you a wonderful time. (Aug 9, 2011 | post #49)
Good post True atheist. Everyone would be better off if only they were to question everything. (Dec 13, 2010 | post #12)
First of all, letís try to avoid blanket-statements . ďAtheists are harassed non-stop by ChristiansĒ. That should read, ďSome atheists have be harassed non-stop by some ChristiansĒ. The fact is 95% of my friends have never even uttered a word about religion, ever. They definitely do not know anything about my religious beliefs. If you are being harassed non-stop by Christians maybe you should keep your mouth shut and stop talking about atheism. What is there to talk about? Itís a non-belief. How is the belief in nothing, something to argue about? 1) This is a self-perception issue. You are bothered by ďsmugnessĒ? Iíve seen atheist be exactly same way. In fact youíre doing it right now. 2) Iíve had the same thing happen to me. But not all Christians are like that. Your bus message is read by all, not just the smug ones nor the ones that say you are going to hell. Iím not sure what you mean by striking up a conversation with a Christian. Iíve talked to hundreds and hundreds of Christians and seldom does it happen that religion comes up as a conversation topic. If the first thing you say to a Christian when striking up a conversation is, ďHi. Iím an atheist.Ē Youíre probably going to get into a religious conversation and that someone end up saying that you are going to hell. That is their belief after all. Try striking up a conversation with a Christian about some other topic like, goats. I bet youíll never hear, ďIíve love cabrito. Are you an atheist?Ē I absolutely disagree with this one on the basis that yes I have had this happen to me but not in the last 30 years or so. 3) No one likes those Mormons that go door to door. It doesnít matter if you are atheist or not. Part of the religion is that they are supposed (required) to spread the word of god. My advice is donít answer the knock. If you do, tell them youíre Buddhist or better yet, atheist. They will leave you alone. Try putting up a sign on your front door with a pentagram. That works as well. 4) I only disagree with your use of ďmostĒ. Most Christians wouldnít say they want to save you. They are just like everyone else; some are introverted and some are extroverted. The more extroverted type is the Christian about which you speak. To tell the truth I havenít had a serious discussion about religion with a Christian in years. So if they are hassling you, again it makes me think you are speaking out to Christians about your belief that god doesnít exist. If ya do that, my rule book says you are open game. About pointing fingers. If you throw your atheist belief in my face, Iím going to defend myself. What I donít understand is why would you even care what others believe in? You donít believe in God yet it appears youíve thought more about God than I have in the entirety of my 48 year life. The reality is many Christians are non-religious Christians. That means they might go to church but donít think a lot on God and the theology/philosoph y behind it all. They think about things like what they need to get done at work, or how they are going to pay their bills, or why the Cowboys suck so badly. The bus signs are intended to make these people lose their Christian faith. Why do you want to do that? Isnít spreading the word of atheism exactly the same concept as your item #1? In fact itís almost the same as #2, and #4. Christianity and other religions are good simply because it gets people to socialize. Friendships are developed and friends will be there to help you through when times are bad. Many charities are served by church organizations. If you drive through a small town with 20 churches, expect to see lots of signage concerning various goings-on. Thereís no reason to shake your head. I would not try to ďstrike upĒ one your atheist conversations there. Someone is bound to say you are going to go to hell. (Dec 10, 2010 | post #8)
How many cats can you hit if you swing a dead pregnant girl? (Dec 9, 2010 | post #4)
Is it because dead cats naturally seek out pregnant women? (Dec 8, 2010 | post #2)
There is a distinction between the Christian message and these atheist messages. Your message has been developed with the explicit intention of harassing people of belief. In what sense is the negative harassment of religion just? The Christian message on the other hand is positive and speaks of love and faith. If you donít believe in God what justifies your desire to shake everyone elseís faith? Seems like it should make no difference to you. I too support the right to put up the atheist messages in Ft Worth. I just question the reasoning behind doing so. No good can come of it. Itís just going to piss people off. (Dec 8, 2010 | post #5)
Years ago there was a display at the museum in Kermit of a study that was done at the old Indian caves on the caprock right outside of Notrees in Winkler County. I seem to remember it said the drawings on the cave wall were carbon dated back to 13k years ago. About 25 years ago I spent the night out there and got to see the drawings. We built a big fire and drank a case of beer and in general had a pretty good time. Then the rancher ran us off. There are also depressions left in the rock where the Indians would grind corn and grains. (Dec 3, 2010 | post #13)
Well, I'm glad to see everything is back to normal. Y'all had me worried with all of the election drivel. (Nov 9, 2010 | post #56)
Send me a private message and I will give you the names and numbers of people that give much better massages than massage envy. (Oct 25, 2010 | post #3)
I personally think that soon should have hired complete strangers who knew nothing about the issues at hand. In fact it would have been better had they not be scientist at all. And why would anyone hire scientists that were somehow linked to coal or petroleum? Doesnít he know that probably means theyíve been working in the industry for a long time and have established contacts throughout the years? They would be a worthless pick for sure. Nope. I think lion tamers would make perfect candidates. (Oct 20, 2010 | post #81)
And that my friends is today English lesson. Tune in again next week when "LessHypeMore Fact" will point out the subtle differences between split infinitives and the less common compound split infinitive. At which point Earthling will exclaim, "To easily excel, one must study the spelling of the word, Fourty!" As well global warning lie will say, "Brilliant, boundless, intellect dazzles and baffles with mature decorum." Itís all here on Topix! (Oct 19, 2010 | post #76)
Why in the hell am I included in this? I'm the one who jumped on alf and anon when I first found them hanging around in my Kermit fu ck-talk place. It's not my fault they make me talk too much. (Oct 15, 2010 | post #71)
I lived in Kermit for 18 years. I dated a girl from Monahans and I have good friends in Wickett. I might be living in North Texas now but I call West Texas home. (Oct 15, 2010 | post #66)
Q & A with Gene Poole
Boy Eats Own Foot
Kermit, Texas - Now Dallas
I Belong To:
...an elite group of underachievers.
When I'm Not on Topix:
...I'm on Top Y
Read My Forum Posts Because:
. . .you are bored???
I'm Listening To:
Everything. How can you not?
Read This Book:
The Journey Of Crazy Horse
Air, Water, Food
On My Mind:
The intuitively obvious.
Blog / Website / Homepage:
Sorry, I can't tell ya this one. But My site is out there for people to find.
I Believe In:
Quantum Mechanics. More specifically QED.