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Monica McGee (Monicks)
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I am an atheist guided by reason, instructed by science, motivated by kindness - I'm also kinda nice. Atheist, Freethinker, Humanist, Blogger, Activist.
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I am Monica (Salcedo) McGee, known for being a fiercely outspoken atheist, on, on Twitter (@Monicks), and here on Google Plus. I am a humanist, a freethinker, a rationalist, and an egalitarian. I am married to Joshua McGee, (@McGeekiest). I also occasionally write over at

I am an atheist guided by reason, instructed by science, motivated by kindness - and I'm also kinda nice. 

I am a secular humanist. I rely on reason to understand the world, and compassion guides my effort to apply my knowledge ethically. 

I behave decently to everyone without any expectation of rewards or punishment after I'm dead.

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tl;dr? @Monicks

If I added you, it probably means I find something you do or said interesting, or most likely I think we have similar interests. If I'm right, and you feel so inclined, you can add me yourself, if not, just feel flattered and carry on.
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They also support cults like Scientology... really google scientology in plus and youtube.
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Well it is so far out of the centre of the galaxy - I thought you were going to say - If at first you don't succeed [in bringing about life so far from the central regions of the galaxy formation zones, try and try again] !! Carl
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+Rick Barratt "Just because he does not listen to your prayers does not mean he does not exist...." = BULLSHIT ! No philosophy needed. Escape your childish believes to Santa Claus!
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Relativism, a tactical attempt to insist on bullshit.
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Only if credo of the religious is "make shit up about atheists"
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It's federally mandated for the people to buy it themselves so everyone can get a break on rates.

How is that socialism?  
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"Merger of Science and Faith" = "I want to hang on to my comforting fabrications"
Faith is the act of believing in something without evidence or despite contrary evidence. Merging faith and science means that science stops being science - but faith keeps on being faith. No rational person who is at all interested in truth (knowing about objective reality) would ever desire faith.
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When a persons says it is in the name of religion cult or fundamentalist... they do not see themselves playing god or just making excuses for abuse. Stupid human psychological abuses done in ways since ancient times.
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+time will tell I for one dont hear voices - I have a brain n I think carefuly before taking on a course of action. And I am never deluded or hallucinated. What crap - listen to a voice!
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Great anecdote!

Also I'm very happy that my honey +Joshua McGee and my father in-law +Ed McGee didn't get hurt. ♥
Independence Day weekend of 1996, understanding physics saved my life.

I had purchased my first car: a used Buick. My father was going to pick it up, drive it up to me in Thousand Oaks, California, then I would drive him home and return to Thousand Oaks by myself.

About 15km outside of Thousand Oaks on the 101 Freeway, the car started to rattle. My father said "Josh...", and I said "I know." I started to decelerate and pull over to the right shoulder, and we heard a bang. The left rear tire had blown out explosively. It felt like someone had attached a cable to the back of the car and yanked.

We went into a counterclockwise spin, and time slowed down. We were in the "number 3 lane" -- third from the left -- and as I tried to pull us over to the right, the car spun through the next two lanes. The car was perpendicular to the freeway with its front on the painted edge of the first lane. I was staring at the concrete barrier straight ahead, and thought "Nope, we're not going to make it out of this spin."

I grasped the steering wheel as hard as I could and threw my whole weight into cranking it to the left. It worked! We finished the spin: the right front side of the car hit the concrete barrier first, the rear fishtailed into the wall and bounced off, and the car slid backwards down the freeway for about thirty meters. The car came to a stop. My dad looked at me and asked "Are you OK?!" I said "Yes! Are you?!" He looked at the billows of smoke coming out of the engine and said "Yes. get out." We got out of the car, and (facing us!) a Ford Bronco had already stopped and the driver was out of the vehicle. We learned later that he was an off-duty firefighter, and he was already on the phone with the dispatcher.

He said, into the phone, "I need police, and..." -- he looked at us and asked "Do we need an ambulance?" My father and I looked at each other, and my father said "That's probably a good idea."

The paramedics checked us out, and we were fine. My dad had hit the side of his head on the passenger window during the collision, and I had a bruise from my seatbelt, but neither of us was seriously injured. I filled out the paperwork for the cop, they called a tow truck, and the tow truck dropped us off at a Denny's restaurant to wait for a ride.

I remember that the server came to take our order, and my dad laughed and said "Get this young man whatever he wants." He looked at me and asked "Do you want a steak?" I said "Uh ... sure." My dad said to the server "Get him your biggest steak."

I had paid $1,000 for the Buick, but when the insurance check came through, it was for $1,200, and I bought a totally pimped-out 1982 Chrysler New Yorker that I loved for years. We walked away from the accident safely. And next time I see the teacher who taught me about angular momentum, I owe him the biggest steak I can find.
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