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I Said No to a Religious Friend as She Lay Dying. Was I Right?
Religion is nothing but a crock used by people to fortify themselves against the frightening prospect of death, that chillingly inevitable end of life.  And when death impends, be that at war, in hospital, or on death row, people cling more desperately to that delusion.  Even nonbelievers walk on eggshells when faced with a dying person. We wonder: Is this really a good time to tread on their sensibilities and disabuse them of their crock? Not long ago I found myself in that quandary.  Someone I knew was dying, and I went to her deathbed to pay my respects. She was a woman who respected me as an elder of the Nigerian community in Cleveland.  She was also something of a protégé, having sought my advice repeatedly as she considered the proper advanced-degree path to pursue.  In my days as a scientific educator—when, also, two of my sons were in the university—I had become something of an information resource for my fellow Nigerians on matters like the choice of college to attend and the discipline of study, and especially how to tap into financial assistance programs available to good students and their parents in the U.S.  I chose to visit her when most of her friends and well-wishers would be at work. I was wary of the perplexed reactions of my fellow Nigerians when it became known that I am an atheist.  My friends told me I would come across much better as an agnostic or a pagan than an out-and-out atheist, for Nigerians are often ranked alongside Americans in sheer religiosity—of the pushy and loud sort.  It’s amazing that the very people whom religion has historically oppressed and denigrated the most (i.e. women, Blacks, colonized people) are the ones who cling to it most tenaciously!  The Nigerian media go so far as to estimate that one in three houses in the cities and townships of the Christian south of the country are used nowadays as churches, chapels, temples, tabernacles, or other places of worship.  “Nigerian atheist” is considered an oxymoron. Those who know I was raised a Catholic—and, to boot, an altar boy able to recite the entire Eucharist liturgy in Latin and English—profess themselves baffled by my apostasy.  Read the full article: https://www.fadewblogs.eu.org/2021/11/I-said-no.html
5 Inspirational Words From Couples Who Decided To Wait
Yes, it's possible. Waiting until marriage that is. To engage in sexually activity. You didn't think so? Well, today is the day you will be proven wrong. Although the idea is foreign to many, according to a thread on Reddit it's more common than you think. With a whopping 1,800 comments, it seems as if waiting until marriage as become the 'it' thing to do. We must keep in mind that it's not a trend, it's a personal decision that should be made between two people. If you've ever considered waiting until marriage or have made a vow to do so, keep scrolling and check out the inspiring stories told by those who have made the courageous decision to simply wait. "Next year will be our 21st anniversary. No complaints at all. Love my wife and have 3 wonderful kids. I would not have done it any other way, was just how I was brought up." —wildhermit "Our relationship is pretty amazing. Even though we saved it for marriage, we were both plenty educated on the mechanics of everything, and neither of us had any weird hang-ups or fears about it. From my perspective, sex is a really personal, spiritual thing and I'm so glad that we've only shared that part of ourselves with each other." —mtdna_array "It's great. I was 29 when we got married. Never regretted waiting for a second." —GreatTragedy "My friend and his wife waited until their marriage to get down. They planned on waiting a few years to have kids. A month later the pregnancy announcement hit Facebook. When I asked him what happened he said, 'My pull out game is not strong.'" —CoolRunner "Things are great in our marriage. We were both virgins when we got married and we have enjoyed our sexual relationship a lot over the last 11 years. More than just the waiting, our ability to respect each other, work together toward common goals, and communicate clearly and kindly has helped us." —HomeFires If you could do it all over again, would you wait? Do you regret your decision of not waiting if you didn't? @marshalledgar @alywoah @TessStevens @keith2web @YourConscience @EasternShell @sophiamor @Arellano1052 @jazziejazz @primodiva93 @buddyesd @danidee @shannonl5 @InVinsybll @MyAffairWith @nicolejb @TurtleyTurtles
Best Ways to Take Care of Your Skin
When you’re looking for the best way to take care of your skin, you want to ensure that you’re treating your skin and that your skin is healthy and strong. You might be tempted to go to the store and buy a moisturizer with everything your skin needs. But, there are many things that you can do to ensure that your skin stays healthy and strong. Below are several simple ways to take care of your skin. How to Manage Your Skin Issues? There are certain types of skin problems that may arise due to a bad diet and nutrition. This is because our skin is sensitive to what we eat. A skin problem is likely to occur if we take in a diet that is not healthy for us, and it could cause our skin to become inflamed, red, swollen, dry, and itchy. We ought to consume more fruits and vegetables as a result. If you are constantly breaking out, it may be time to consider your skincare routine. You might need a break to cleanse and hydrate your skin from years of overuse, but when you return, your skin may have developed an unhealthy dependence on chemicals. How to Stay Healthy and Fresh? If you want to be fit and healthy, there are lots of tips you can follow. However, when it comes to exercise, it’s crucial that you make sure you’re getting enough calories. Exercising too little can lead to muscle loss while exercising too much can lead to fatigue and injury. It’s also essential that you rest and recover between workouts. When it comes to nutrition, it’s important to eat enough, but not too much. A balanced diet should provide you with all the vitamins and minerals you require. Make sure you drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol and sugary drinks. You may not realize it, but the food you eat can affect your skin. Certain foods, such as those high in sugar or salt, can clog the pores and cause breakouts. While it’s tempting to blame your diet for acne, there are other factors to consider, including stress, hormonal changes, and even genetics. How to Pick the Best Product? A good way to pick the best skincare products for your skin type is to start by making a decision as to what type of skincare regime you currently have. Some people like to just wash their face every day, others may like to use a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer twice daily, and uses a product made up of natural oils as a two-step routine. This should help you determine the products that you need to consider for your skin type. With today’s products, especially those for skincare, there’s always a huge debate on whether or not a product is actually working for anyone. A lot of times, it seems like everyone wants the same thing out of a skincare product; you see ads that talk about glowing skin, but what they don’t tell you is that this is because they are marketing toward women and not men. Women spend a lot more time looking after their skin than men do, so if a product doesn’t address this need specifically, it could be a bad choice for the men who might just end up buying it for a woman anyway. In conclusion, Skin conditions are very common and often have an impact on your life. Even though we all have skin issues at times, not everyone has the knowledge and the proper tools to deal with these problems. If you are experiencing any kind of skin issue, whether it is acne, scars, stretch marks, dry skin, oily skin, or acne rosacea, you need to seek medical advice as soon as possible. This is important because, once you ignore the problem, it will only worsen and become harder to treat.
How to Measure Your Ring Size - An In-Depth Guide
Unless you’re the type of person who knows their own finger size without fail, knowing how to measure your ring size can be challenging. Even if you have a general idea of your correct size, different circumstances may result in inaccurate measurements. Read on to discover a complete breakdown on how to measure your ring size so that you can purchase new rings with confidence and avoid future embarrassment. If you’re planning on proposing, perhaps with an engagement ring, or simply want to start a collection of beautiful pieces of jewelry, knowing how to measure your ring size is essential. However, measuring your finger for this purpose isn’t always straightforward. As well as taking into account several different variables such as the width of your fingers at different times of day (your fingers tend to be slightly larger in the evening), other factors such as humidity or callous build also affect your finger size. How to Measure Ring Size at Home If you're in the market for a new ring, it's important to know your ring size. Unfortunately, finger sizes can fluctuate based on temperature and other factors, so it's always best to get sized by a professional jeweler. But if you're in a pinch and need to measure your ring size at home, there are a few methods you can use. The first method is to cut out a strip of paper or thin cardstock and wrap it around the base of your finger. Make sure the paper is snug but not too tight, then mark where the end of the paper meets and measure the distance with a ruler. This will give you an approximate measurement in inches or millimeters that you can then use to determine your ring size using a Ring Size Chart. Another way to measure your ring size at home is to trace the outline of your finger on a piece of paper. Again, make sure the line is snug but not too tight. Once you have the outline traced, measure the distance across with a ruler and use a sizing chart to determine your ring size from there. Keep in mind that both of these methods may not be 100% accurate, so if you're unsure about your size it's always best to get sized by a professional before making any purchases. Conclusion To measure your ring size, wrap a piece of string or tape around your finger and then measure its length using a ruler. Refer to the chart to find your ring size. Ring sizes can vary slightly from person to person, so it's best to err on the side of caution and choose the larger size if you're between sizes.
What If We Taught Students That Religion is Absurd?
We need to educate our children and teenagers to the point where they can think critically for themselves and can easily see and understand the absurdity of religion. The good news is that once someone’s brain is at this level of comprehension, a great many positive side effects occur. Life would be much better for everyone if everyone in our society is educated to the level where they understand that religion is absurd. The religiosity of America fascinates me. I am intrigued by the idea of millions of people in an advanced nation believing that they have a “relationship” with an imaginary friend and believing that this imaginary friend is answering their prayers.  In the United States, something like 76% of the population believes in God, and seventy percent of the population identifies as Christian. Three-quarters of the U.S. population believes that the Bible was at least inspired by God, and 28% (more than 89 million people) believe the stories in it are literally true. Why would anyone today believe that the Christian god is real or that the story of Noah’s ark is true? My goal here is to advocate that we, as a society, start an active campaign to make religion irrelevant to human civilization. In the same way that there have been active campaigns to eliminate diseases like smallpox and polio, we should start a similar campaign against religion.  The tool I propose for religion’s elimination is across-the-board education in critical thinking. But first, let’s step back for a moment and ask, How do we find ourselves in this position as a species? There are many interesting things that human beings do. Music, math, tools, cooking, science, engineering, art, and language all come to mind. But religion ranks up there as perhaps the most interesting.  Religion stands out because it is so irrational and bizarre. Billions of people on this planet believe in their various imaginary beings so firmly that disagreements about religion often escalate to violence and warfare.  Read the full story: https://www.fadewblogs.eu.org/2021/11/teaching-about-religion-in-school.html  
HIGH-QUALITY JEWELRY WITH A LOW PRICE, DON'T YOU WANNA GIVE IT A TRY?
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Jesus: Prophet of Peace and Love or Purveyor of Fear and Hate?
Multitudes of Christian commentators over the past two millennia have proclaimed the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth to be unsurpassed tenets of spiritual wisdom and unexcelled guidelines for living a morally responsible life.  Hundreds of millions of devout believers are absolutely convinced that they will conquer death and attain everlasting life because God sacrificed his son for their sins. They are also convinced that Jesus didn’t really die. He was restored to life and subsequently ascended to heaven to spend eternity with his father, and soon Jesus will return to Earth to judge the wicked and rapture righteous believers up to heaven with him. Countless books have been written extolling the allegedly commendable features of the “Christian worldview” and the “Christ-centered life,” but, by contrast, few authors have examined the unsavory side of Jesus’ personality and his less than-meritorious behavior and opinions. For this presentation, I’ve formulated, in a balanced fashion, two sets of ten principles based on Jesus’ pronouncements. Although his directives come from the canonical gospels (the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), additional documentation is abundant elsewhere in the New Testament epistles and letters. The twenty precepts are listed along with the supporting Bible verses from which they derive. The cited verses and passages appear in this separate article. This scriptural evidence will enable readers to answer for themselves the binary question that is the title of this article. NB: This article is not made assuming Jesus literally indeed existed, but an evaluation of the character of the Abrahamic religious texts. Read the full article:https://www.fadewblogs.eu.org/2021/11/jesus-prophet-of-love-or-hate.html
Love Quotes For Any Situation
There are so many ways to say I love you, so let’s take it slow and start off with these cute I love you quotes. These cute messages can help you express your feelings of love without feeling too serious — because let’s face it, saying “I love you” isn’t always easy! Here I give you some Love Quotes “I want someone who will look at me the same way I look at chocolate cake.” – Unknown “You want to know who I’m in love with? Read the first word again.” – Unknown “Love is being stupid together.” – Paul Valery “I love you and I don’t want to lose you. Because my life has been better since the day I found out.” – Unknown “I love you begins by I, but it ends up by you.” – Charles de Leusse “I love you with every beat of my heart.” – Armaan “I love you because you join me in my weirdness.” – Unknown “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way.” – Pablo Neruda “My love for you is past the mind, beyond my heart, and into my soul.” – Boris Kodjoe “And when I loved you, I realized, I have never truly loved anyone I realized, I never will truly love anyone the way I love you.” – Unknown “When I tell you I love you, I don’t say it out of habit. I say it to remind you that you are the best thing that has ever happened to me.” – Unknown “The day I met you, I found my missing piece. You complete me and make me a better person. I love you with all my heart and all my soul.” – Unknown “You are the last thought in my mind before I drift off to sleep and the first thought when I wake up each morning.” – Unknown “I love you like a fat kid loves cake.” – Scott Adams