Author Topic: Anyone Here Planning on Taking this Event In?  (Read 294 times)

Offline SGOS (OP)

Re: Anyone Here Planning on Taking this Event In?
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2017, 12:09:22 AM »
If you want to experience it as the ancients did, you have to be a pagan, not an atheist.
I might become a pagan.  The eclipse could be the turning point.

Re: Anyone Here Planning on Taking this Event In?
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2017, 06:20:45 AM »
GE will be around Carbondale, Ill., about two hours from me. We'll be hanging out at Crab Orchard Lake.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Offline Baruch

Re: Anyone Here Planning on Taking this Event In?
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2017, 06:43:36 AM »
I might become a pagan.  The eclipse could be the turning point.

For an atheist to have an apotheosis ... would be quite interesting ;-)  But you have to imagine that the Sun is a hole in the solid sky, and the Moon is a cover.  Do you have the power of imagination?
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Re: Anyone Here Planning on Taking this Event In?
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2017, 07:37:14 AM »
My last total eclipse was 1970, and I've been planning our trip for almost 2 years. Had a perfect spot picked out on the Cherohala Skyway. Now it looks like I'll be in Kwajalein. Literally on the other side of the world. I'm not happy about it.

Wishing everyone else clear skies and a spectacular event.
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Offline trdsf

Re: Anyone Here Planning on Taking this Event In?
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2017, 12:52:39 PM »
Our local science museum is hosting a trip to Nashville to see it.  I'm going with them.  And in 2024, another eclipse comes to my back yard -- the core of the path isn't even an hour away, and passes almost directly over Wapakoneta, home of the Neil Armstrong Museum.  Sounds like a delightful day trip.  :)
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes
"I thought I committed regicide today, but I committed deicide!" -- Sadie Doyle, Beyond Belief

Offline Cavebear

Re: Anyone Here Planning on Taking this Event In?
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2017, 03:59:13 AM »
I plan to experience the 80% shadow and watch the total online later.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!