"The pictures are neat, pmomma. My ten year old daughter
was reading over my shoulder and wants to know where she can buy that hat and scarf that Possum One is wearing." - Lottie
Hello, Lottie! The hat and scarf were made by her great-grandma. She crocheted them. If you send me another message with your daughter's head size, I'll see if g-gma will work one up for you. I know she's trying to burn through old yarn colors so that she can be new yarn. And, she loves it when people actually wear her creations. She'll be tickled that her creations are being noticed and appreciated.
"Are you going to repost P1's essay this year?" - Ethan
Most likely, yes. I think we're going to talk about it on the podcast, too. But, if you want to read it, you can always go back into the blog archives. Thanks for writing in.
"Are you happy in atheism? I don't know how atheists can be happy. Don't you worry about what you might be missing in heaven? Don't you get scared about your future? I am not trying to convert you so don't think I am. I have never met an atheist." - Isadora
Isadora, I am quite happy being an atheist. I don't worry about missing heaven because I do not believe it exists. There are times when I miss the idea of seeing my friends and relatives "on the other side", but... the knowledge that heaven is, in my opinion, a mythical place helps me remember to value and treasure my friends and relatives while they are alive. I suppose I could turn the question around and ask you if you miss Hogwartz because you don't believe the Harry Potter stories are a non-fictional account of English life. See the problem? Unless you believe in Hogwartz, how can you miss it? You might wish it were true so that you could go and do magic with Dumbledore, but wishing is all it can ever be... unless JK creates that theme park. However, even then, the theme park won't make the stories true.
Oh....and, Isadora, wave to the blog... now you know about 4,000 atheists. ;) All of them would probably be happy to answer your questions.
"Rice crispy treats or jello?" - Teva
RCT's. I hate Jell-O. In fact, the best RCT's can be found at Selma's Cookies (online or in Las Vegas). I highly recommend them. Jell-O is evil. Consumables should not wiggle. Quid pro quo; Why do Mormons like Jello so much?