Hello, all. I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Rae, and I am a 29 year old atheist and antitheist. I have a particular gripe and disdain for Abrahamic religion, so that is where I focus most of my vitriol (lol). I am Afro-Mexican, living in Texas... so, needless to say, I don't fit in here.
*Why I am here I'm on the site for friends, good conversations, and whatever good experienes may come my way. So, if you're looking for similar, feel free to respond here and or message me.
*Fun facts My all-time favorite band is Deftones. Pho, sushi, and ramen are my favorite foods. I'm an anglophile. My favorite movies in no particular order: The Taoist Wizard, Fight Club, the Great Gatsby, Bourne trilogy, Five Deadly Venoms, Good Will Hunting, Rock n Rolla, and Snatch. My fave books: God is Not Great, Cosmos, Malcolm X autobiography, A Universe from Nothing, and generally anything Hitchens. I love people, culture, and nature. I'm pretty free-spirited, and very much a flirt (lol). I have a crush on a lot of scientists and public intellectuals (like Lawrence Krauss, Brian Cox, etc). I love nature, culture, music, anime, good food, and good company. I'm an anime and manga nerd.
*How/Why I became an atheist I grew up in an extremely religious family (Baptist, conservative republican Latinos in Texas), but the message never quite stuck with me no matter how hard I tried. At the age of 14, I gave up trying when I had an awful experience with my family because I "didn't feel the angels" around us. I said to myself, "If a god does exist, it clearly doesn't want me to believe. So fuck it/him." I stopped believing privately, but "came out" around the age of 20 or so.
Throughout my childhood, no matter how I tried, I just couldn't believe (and I really did try, because I didn't want my family to turn their backs on me). No matter how I tried, God seemed so alien, so distant, so cruel, so... flawed and human. I couldn't understand how any loving god could allow such suffering among "his" creations.
Living in Texas, and having the family I have, it has been a battle... especially when looking for like-minded people. And the search for like-minded people is the reason I am here .
Hello Rae ....welcome , enjoy yourself here . I must say though ,that according to another post I read here today that you,ve only got until June 24 th ..... If that turns out to be untrue , can we live in sin ? I,m quite willing to travel outside of Cornwall .
Welcome aboard. We are clearly a better community now that you have joined our ranks.
I fully share your views on literature, religion, and most movies you noted (I haven't screened your entire movie list) but your music (rather sure it is good) represents a different time genre.
I hope you find this website an intellectually stimulating avenue to broaden your horizon.
I'm sure you will be very successful in finding like-minded people.
As we share for the most part the same world view it is reasonable to expect you will also enjoy most interactions with those on these pages. However, I have experienced several members that do not share our atheist and/or anti-theist or a disdain for Abrahamic religions. You may also encounter interactions with a few science deniers, spirit believers, and theists on these pages. Happily, they are few in number but they do exist.
Anglophile. . . Although my ancestors are from Europe, I have an equal appreciation for Native American culture as I have spent many years teaching on a Native American reservation. I could write pages about the evils the English condoned Abrahamic religions have done to the culture and native people of the United States.
Texas? Have you checked out Austin's "The Atheist Experience?”
Wow you sound really cool, love your hair, flirt away my love lol, ill chat anytime if im on here or as you say message me.I can't even stalk you as I live in England so your even reasnably safe lol. nice introduction. I felt the same about religion being sent to sunday school to talk about a load of crap. I didnt like normal school but to waste my knee scuffing and bleeding sundays was taking the fucking piss.