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Atheism and it’s important
Post grad
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I guess I could start by saying that my name is Rob. I am an environmentalist, eternal optimist, unflinching idealist, a sentimental and hopeFUL romantic, and a person who believes in making the world a better place. My Myers-Briggs nails me down pretty damn accurately—I am an INFP also known as the Idealist, Dreamer, or Healer.

Some things in life I enjoy doing are reading, watching TV/movies, listening to music, learning new things, having board/card/video game nights with friends, watching sports (baseball, football, hockey, soccer), baking/cooking, volunteering, date nights at a local café or restaurant, bowling, billiards (even though I am horrible), star watching, going out to concerts/plays/shows, watching stand up acts, traveling, going to museums, seeing various historical or natural landmarks, light hikes in the woods, fireplaces/firepits/campfires, camping, fishing, lounging around at the beach or lake, being at one with nature, and staying involved in politics.

I think a person’s dream home says a lot about them. Far and away the “dream home” for me is an eco-friendly and sustainably built, nice and cozy log cabin with a massive prow front window, walk around deck, gourmet chef’s kitchen, and central stone fireplace. It would be ideally situated near a forest, the mountains, a major water source such as a lake/river/ocean, or some combination of the three…Hey, one can dream, can’t they? Maybe at some point in the future…

I will be relocating within the year to either North Carolina or Texas so suffice it to say: someone who is tied to this area and has no desire or openness to relocation is not a match for me. The reason I will be moving is quite simple—I have decided to change careers and pursue my original passion of teaching. Both NC and TX have requirements for alternative certification that don’t require me to return to a traditional college for an additional degree or jump through hoops given that I can pass the certification exams and am already in possession of a master’s degree.

I get that most people view talking politics and/or religion on dating site as sketchy as best, but it is a HUGE part of who I am and to be quite honest those views are deeply intertwined in my sense of identity. Thus, anyone I am going to have a relationship with not only needs to be aware of its importance to me but has to share the same set of core values; we need not agree on every issue but it’s important to me that we be in the same ballpark and speak the same language.

So what am I looking for? Personality is really the key for me. I want someone who has a sense of humor and is able to enjoy life; someone who is optimistic and positive; someone who has their own hopes and dreams for life; someone who values education and wants to learn about a variety of different things; someone who is a sports fan; someone who cares about the environment and what we are leaving to future generation, someone who enjoys traveling when time and money allows; someone who shares my interests as it pertains to books, movies, music, and television; someone who shares and understands my general outlook, philosophies, and passions in life; and ultimately someone wants to make the world a better place in a meaningful way. It would be great to find someone who enjoys going out to a ballgame, a hike, star watching, a museum, a retreat, a comedy show, a game night with friends, or just a movie night between the two of us all the same. I am at the point in my life where I am ready to settle down, get married, and begin to enjoy life with the person I love.
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Presently, I am a full-time program coordinator for a local nonprofit managing a totally free income tax preparation service, financial education/coaching, and asset/wealth building program; I previously served the same organization through several AmeriCorps terms. Through this job, I have attained the designation of Enrolled Agent (for lack of a better term—“a tax specialist”) with unrestricted ability to represent taxpayers before the IRS (just like a CPA or Attorney). Education wise, I have a B.S. & M.S. in Organizational Leadership as well as an A.A. in Social Science. I am presently working toward obtaining certification to become a teacher in social studies (ideally for high school but also middle school). I do intend for teaching to be my long term career but I also have a huge interest in becoming self-employed (even if part time) and owning my own business (likely in taxes, a small café or bakery, eco-friendly design/remodeling consulting, or wedding planning/event management). At some point, I would love to pursue elected office as being a legislator is a big item on my list of things to accomplish in life as well.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I read A LOT! I presently own 700ish physical books, split about 60% Fiction to 40% Non-Fiction. I bet I have 50 political memoirs and 100 additional politically themed books.
Some of my favorite authors are: Naomi Klein, Jeremy Scahill, Tim Pat Coogan, Glen Greenwald, Phillip K Dick, Issac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Henry David Thoreau, Edgar Allen Poe, Mario Puzo, Steven King, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, John Grisham, William Lashner, David Baldacci, Robin Cook, Michael Crichton, Simon Toyne, Steve Berry, Brad Meltzer, Dan Brown, Kathy Reichs, Thomas Harris, John Sandford, Patricia Cornwell, John Douglas, & Ann Rule.

Movies: Eh...way too many to list them all…but some favorites are: The American President, Avatar, The Bourne Trilogy, Jurassic Park, Dirty Dancing, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, No Reservations, Love Happens, Love Actually, Hitch, The Dark Night, Blade Runner, I Robot, Minority Report, Dave, State of Play, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, It’s a Wonderful Life, Field of Dreams, For Love of the Game, Bull Durham, Jerry Maguire, Goodfellas, The Departed, Scarface, A Few Good Men, Top Gun, Seven, Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, Silence of the Lambs, The Jack Ryan/Clancy Movies, Anything by John Grisham, Eyes Wide Shut, Caligula, American Psycho, Most of the Horror/Slasher Films like Halloween/Friday the 13th/Nightmare on Elm Street/etc, The Left Behind Trilogy, The Exorcist, The Omen, The Confessor, The Seventh Sign, etc.

TV: TV is definitely one of my vices as I LOVE MY DVR! I take my classes online, so I can often be found in front of my TV doing school work. Most of the TV shows that I watch on a regular basis are of the Criminal/Legal/Political in Nature. The shows I try to watch on the regular are: Criminal Minds, CSI, SVU, Chicago PD/Fire, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Madam Secretary, House of Cards, Homeland, SOA, Survivor, Big Brother, and just about anything on HGTV.
Favorite TV Shows from the Past: The West Wing, Friends, The Sopranos, Battlestar Galactica, The Wire, 7th Heaven, Judging Amy, E.R., The Dead Zone, Touched by an Angel, JAG, Boy Meets World, Numb3rs, and the original Law & Order.

Music: Celtic, Oldies, 80’s & 90’s Pop/Rock, Country, Christian & folk/protest music. Some of my favorite artists are: Tracy Chapman, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Enya, Celtic Women, Celtic Thunder, The Celts, Il Divo, Straight No Chaser, Boys 2 Men, Jewel, Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Annie Lennox, Belinda Carlise, Cher, Madonna, Journey, John Cougar Melloncamp, Tom Petty, Bob Segar, The Who, John Cafferty, Bryan Adams, Heart, Michael Jackson, Savage Garden, Franki Valli, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Vince Gill, Josh Turner, Randy Travis, John Berry, The Righteous Brothers, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, & Dave Barns.

Food: I like the American Classics, Stadium Food, Asian Inspired, and some Mexican, but without a doubt, Italian is far and away my favorite type of food. I would love to become a vegetarian but wonder if I will ever have the will power to do so. Vegan is pretty much out the question as I love my cheese and other dairy products.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
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Favorite Quotes, Sayings, & Passages

“Nemo vir est qui mundum non reddat meliorem.” – An ancient Latin inscription that roughly translates to “What man is a man who does not make the world a better place.”

“To sin by silence, when we should protest, makes cowards out of men.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“All opinions are not equal. Some are very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.” – Douglas Adams

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." Aesop

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” 1st Amendment, U.S. Constitution

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” 4th Amendment, U.S. Constitution

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Declaration of Independence

“The real danger is the gradual erosion of individual liberties through automation, integration, and interconnection of many small, separate record-keeping systems, each of which alone may seem innocuous, even benevolent, and wholly justifiable.” A Congressional Report on “Personal Privacy in an Information Society” from 1977…

"We're for freedom of speech everywhere. We're for freedom to worship everywhere. We're for freedom to learn... for everybody. And because in our time, you can build a bomb in your country and bring it to my country, what goes on in your country is very much my business. And so we are for freedom from tyranny, everywhere, whether in the guise of political oppression, Toby, or economic slavery, Josh, or religious fanaticism, C.J. That most fundamental idea cannot be met with merely our support. It has to be met with our strength. Diplomatically, economically, materially. And, if Pharaoh still don't free the slaves, then he gets the plagues or my cavalry, whichever gets there first. " President Bartlet, The West Wing

"What did liberals do that was so offensive to the Republican Party? I'll tell you what they did. Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act. Liberals created Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act. What did Conservatives do? They opposed them on every one of those things, every one. So when you try to hurl that label at my feet, 'Liberal,' as if it were something to be ashamed of, something dirty, something to run away from, it won't work, Senator, because I will pick up that label and I will wear it as a badge of honor." President Santos, The West Wing

“The theory of evolution, like the theory of gravity, is a scientific fact.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson.

“It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane.” – Richard Dawkins

“Scientific beliefs are supported by evidence, and they get results. Myths and faiths are not and do not.” – Richard Dawkins

“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.” – Richard Dawkins

“The difference between science and religion is the difference between a willingness to dispassionately consider new evidence and new arguments, and a passionate unwillingness to do so.” – Sam Harris

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?” - Epicurus.

“History is full of people who out of fear or ignorance or the lust for power have destroyed treasures of immeasurable value which truly belong to all of us. We must not let it happen again.” – Carl Sagan

“In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken," and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.” – Carl Sagan

"There's a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people." Commander William Adama, Battlestar Gallactica

“Only when the last tree has been cut down,
Only when the last river has been poisoned,
Only when the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.”
– Cree Indian Prophecy

“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” – From the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” – Chief Seattle

“At a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell

“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.” – Ansel Adams

“The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” – Gaylord Nelson, co-founder of Earth Day

“If we list a set of rights, some fools in the future are going to claim that people are entitled only to those rights enumerated and no others.” – Georgia Delegate to the Continental Congress Concerning the Bill of Rights

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin.

“The Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.” – John Adams

“I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibit the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state.”— Thomas Jefferson

“The civil government functions with complete success by the total separation of the Church from the State.” – James Madison

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.” – Abraham Lincoln

"Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration." – Abraham Lincoln

The history of the human race has generated several papers articulating basic moral imperatives, or fundamental principles, of human coexistence that — maybe in association with concurring historical events — substantially influenced the fate of humanity on this planet. Among these historic documents, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights — adopted fifty years ago today — holds a very special, indeed, unique position. It is the first code of ethical conduct that was not a product of one culture, or one sphere of civilization only, but a universal creation, shaped and subscribed to by representatives of all humankind. Since its very inception, the Declaration has thus represented a planetary, or global commitment, a global intention, a global guideline. For this reason alone, this exceptional document — conceived as a result of a profound human self-reflection in the wake of the horrors of World War II, and retaining its relevance ever since — deserves to be remembered today. – Vaclav Havel

It seems to me to be equally plain that no business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By "business" I mean the whole of commerce as well as the whole of industry; by workers I mean all workers, the white collar class as well as the men in overalls; and by living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level-I mean the wages of decent living. – FDR

We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace—business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering. They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob. Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me—and I welcome their hatred. – FDR

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. – FDR

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.” – Margaret Mead

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We need to be the change we wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

“FIRST THEY CAME for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
THEN THEY CAME for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
THEN THEY CAME for me and by that time no one was left to speak up.” Martin Niemölle

“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist.” – Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara, Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, also known as the ‘Bishop of Corum’

“Some men see things as they are and say, 'Why'? I dream of things that never were and say, 'Why not'?” – RFK

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly” – RFK

“Few will have the greatness to bend history; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation ... It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is thus shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” – RFK

“There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present and invoke the security of a comfortable past, which in fact, never existed. It hardly seems necessary to point out in the United States, of all places, that change, although it involves risk, is the law of life. ” – RFK

“I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.” – RFK

“What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label “Liberal?” If by “Liberal” they mean, as they want people to believe, someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer's dollar, then ... we are not that kind of “Liberal.” But if by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal,” then I'm proud to say I'm a “Liberal”. – JFK

“War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.” – Jimmy Carter

“Our commitment to human rights must be absolute, our laws fair, our natural beauty preserved; the powerful must not persecute the weak, and human dignity must be enhanced.” – Jimmy Carter

Don't like “Gay Marriage”? THEN DON'T MARRY A GAY!

“If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.” – Che Guevara

“Why does the guerrilla fighter fight? We must come to the inevitable conclusion that the guerrilla fighter is a social reformer, that he takes up arms responding to the angry protest of the people against their oppressors, and that he fights in order to change the social system that keeps all his unarmed brothers in ignominy and misery.” – Che Guevara

“When forces of oppression come to maintain themselves in power against established law, peace is considered already broken.” – Che Guevara

“We believe in constitutional action in normal times; we believe in revolutionary action in exceptional times.” – James Connolly

“Apostles of Freedom are ever idolised when dead, but crucified when alive.” – James Connolly

“Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football.” – John Heisman

“You don't get hurt running straight ahead...three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust offense. I will pound you and pound you until you quit.” – Woody Hayes

“There are three things that can happen when you pass, and two of them ain't good…” – Woody Hayes

“Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

“If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?” – Vince Lombardi

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." – Vince Lombardi

“Winning is a habit. Watch your thoughts, they become your beliefs. Watch your beliefs, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character.” – Vince Lombardi

“If my mother put on a helmet and shoulder pads and a uniform that wasn't the same as the one I was wearing, I'd run over her if she was in my way. And I love my mother.” – Bo Jackson

“Everyone knows that you’re going to win 54 games and you’re going to lose 54 games. It’s those other 54 games that make the difference.” About Baseball...The Season in 162 Games, but it’s a metaphor for a lot of things in life. It’s pretty much the only guarantee in life outside of death and taxes—you will win some, you will lose some, but it’s the other games that make the difference.

“Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.” Robert Quillen
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