I read an article on Unreasonable Faith about a lady (a 41-year-old Christian mom) who recently dropped her religion and became an atheist. For some of us (atheists) it doesn’t sound like a big deal because some of us (myself included) had it pretty easy ‘converting’ from whichever religion we were in. I didn’t take any flack from my immediate family and, to be honest, I don’t particularly care how my extended family feel about it.

For other people, however, it’s a much more difficult conversion, especially if like Rechelle, you spend your entire life following that religion and actively participated in it, raised your children in it. It can be a huge change and severely unpleasant. Few religious people are supportive and understanding when you make the switch (understandably I guess).

You can read Daniel’s full post here and leave your comments of support (assuming, of course, you are supportive of her situation):  http://unreasonablefaith.com/2010/01/26/fundamentalist-homeschool-mom-turns-atheist/

For Rechelle’s blog and story, you can go here: http://mysistersfarmhouse.com/2010/01/how-i-became-an-atheist-a-parable/

Another… post by Rechelle is this one: http://mysistersfarmhouse.com/2010/01/former-christian-apologizes-for-being-such-a-huge-shit-head-for-all-those-years/

Anyway, I thought that was interesting and I found the reason that Rechelle turned off commenting on her blog… enlightening.

The gestation period of a llama is 11 1/2 months (350 days). Dams (female llamas) do not lick off their babies, as they have an attached tongue which does not reach outside of the mouth more than half an inch. Rather, they will nuzzle and hum to their newborns.