I just subscribed to the SI magazine and thought I’d at least say ‘Hi’ to all my new CFI mates.
Up here in Alberta there are lots of fundies, but there are also lots of educated agnostics and atheists that have lived with religion their entire lives so don’t see it as a problem, just a fact of life. Trying to organize us is appropriately compared to herding cats. There are a couple of groups that aren’t associated with the universities, but they’re only used by a couple of people (literally) on a regular basis. I guess it’s hard to bring people together based on something as all encompasing as skepticism.
Regardless of how hard it is to organize us, it’s nice to know there are so many of us around. I believe we’re much more numerous than even we think, due to the fact that common-sense is not a typical rallying point and few feel the urge to attach themselves to a label that simply means you think about things.
My life is full of strongly religious people, naturopaths, ‘spiritual’ people, and other non-inquiring types. They’re all nice and well-meaning, but sooooo annoying to be around sometimes. It’s comforting to know that you all are out there.
I hope to be able to chat on here once in a while. It’ll be like a breath of fresh mountain air after experiencing smog all day.