THE CARM NEWSLETTER
May 9th, 2007
This is an obvious departure from the standard CARM newsletter. But, recently I've been getting feedback telling me that the template I am using is not working very well. Some people are able to review it quickly and easily. Others say that it is a jumbled confusion of code.
Therefore, I am using this text based e-mail newsletter to keep in contact and to ask for opinions.
Would you prefer I keep the newsletter in this format, basic text? Or, would you prefer that I keep it in any template form such as the one I've been using (with Graphics, Logo, Font Colors, etc.)? Of course, I would have to clean it up and test it for browser compatibility. Or would you prefer to be e-mailed a link on the CARM site that would point you to the new newsletter and you could simply click on it to view it?
Cast your vote at http://www.carm.org/temp/NewsletterStyle.htm by clicking on the option you prefer. It is very quick and very easy to do.
Also, what do you think of this newsletter? Do you have any suggestions? If so, please e-mail me at [email protected] and let me know.
**Shopping Cart Issue**
I am in need of redoing the CARM shopping cart and school login systems. As CARM has grown I have put each in place one at a time. But, it is now at the point now where CARM needs a combination shopping cart, login management system etc. that can be accessed from the CARM homepage with a login option and can manage it all from one login.
So, I'm looking for someone who would be willing to either advise me on the proper software to aquire, donate some programming time to modify the existing (or new software), or offer to do some work for a decent fee. What I need is the ability to integrate a new and better shopping cart/login system into the CARM website -- a one click, one login type option. (Does anyone know of a good one?) I'm not sure exactly what is needed and I know that there are experts out there who could easily point me in the right direction.
If you go to the CARM homepage now, you'll see that I've added a login option. But this is not as good as it needs to be.
As CARM expands its needs are expanding as well.
Also, what do you think of CARM? I've added a poll on the right side of the carm homepage if you're interested in being counted.
**Email from reader**
Following Is an e-mail I received from an atheist who has converted to agnosticism because of the articles on CARM. Perhaps, by God's grace, CARM IP use to help them come to faith.
"I just wanted to take a moment to tell you that I've been reading some of your articles at carm.org regarding atheists, and I must admit that I've enjoyed the ones I've read. Even as an atheist, I found your articles compelling and thought provoking. Although I don't agree with many of the conclusions you have reached, you've certainly made me reconsider certain aspects of my own conclusions regarding the existence of a god. I'm also extremely impressed with your article, "Can atheists be ethical". I must also admit, after considering myself an atheist for approximately 10 years, you have convinced me that it is no longer rational for me to maintain the view that a god does not exist. I must be open to the possibility that a god does exist if I am honestly seeking truth. I'm not saying I now believe in God, but you're right, I can't prove that he doesn't exist, thus if I wish to be rational I must be open to the idea that God just might exist. So I guess I'm now agnostic, which is fine by me. To be honest, most atheists get under my skin anyway for one reason or another. I will continue to seek the truth, and I do hope that I eventually reach a similar conclusion to yours, that a loving god does exist. However I will not allow my desire for there to be a god, or my emotions to steer this conclusion. I will continue to use what limited rationale my brain can provide in search of my answers. I must admit though, I am highly doubtful (but still hopeful) I will ever be a true believer. I will continue to read your articles in the hopes that they might one day help me find these answers, be it for or against. You now have at least one agnostic fan (formally an atheist). I'm glad I found this website. Take care, -Dan"
**Atheist on Faith and Reason Radio**
I'll have an atheist on deep faith and reason radio show on the 10th, tomorrow. He has been on before and we have discussed various aspects of atheism Christianity. Tomorrow he wants to talk about the validity of the internal aspect of the Gospels. It should be interested.
If you want to hear it live, go to www.carm.org/radio/radio.htm and check out the appropriate links.
I've added a three payment option for signing up for the schools. You can check it out from the homepage.
Please remember to support CARM prayerfully and financially. The only reason I'm able to do this full-time is because of support from people like you.
Thank you for all of you who are presently supporting and have in the past.