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I'm an atheist and I'm looking to meet like minded people, which is how I wound up here. Just into platonic though. I'm kind of past the point in my life where I care to argue my beliefs to anyone who believes otherwise... Just want to know more people who are in line with my way of king.

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I'm playing with my grand kids and the 5 year old asks me "how does God make people? " and then "who made god?" His parents are atheist so I'm not sure where the question came from. How would you answer?
BangkokBette comments:
Well, some people believe in a god, but grandma doesn't. And then see what he says next.
I love the “What If’s”. What if, everyone waited to be married before having sex? How do you think the world would be?
BangkokBette comments:
There would be a lot of bad sex going on out there. Blechh.
Is religious eradication a step in the right direction?
BangkokBette comments:
I'm all for religion going the way of the dodo... I think it does much more harm than good. That being said, I'm all for people having freedom of religion. I just hope that someday humanity sits under an umbrella of sanity as religion fades away into the night.
Is Bill Maher the best (living) atheist comedian that does Intelligent humor?
BangkokBette comments:
Or Jeff Jeffries. Funny as shit. Favorite bit (not related to atheism) is about why he doesn't like having sex with Australian girls. Or Ricky Gervais. I did see Maher live last time he was in town. Definitely still funny (and live, he's not just centered on politics) but there is funnier out there.
Is Bill Maher the best (living) atheist comedian that does Intelligent humor?
BangkokBette comments:
Meh. His age is starting to show... Having a hard time keeping up with the times, and starting to bitch about "the way things used to be". I think Sarah Silverman has him beat.
If a stranger approached you to have a friendly chat about your god position, what would go on in the back of your mind?
BangkokBette comments:
"Be polite and wait for the right moment to pounce."
Does anyone else find it a bit condescending that some people can have no interest in you because you don't have a " college education"?
BangkokBette comments:
I'm jealous of the people that don't have a college education, who make as much money as I do and who have none of the student loans I do. Their intelligence is never in question.
Some of my favorite movies are romantic comedies. I like You've Got Mail and Must Love Dogs. What are some of your favorites?
BangkokBette comments:
French Kiss and Overboard are my all time favorites. (When I watch Overboard, I choose to pretend that what he did to her wasn't the most awful thing in the world).
How do you respond to a very kind and loving father with whom you've made it fairly clear you're no longer a theist yet sends you texts like these on a fairly regular basis? "I thought this quote from My Upmost For His Highest today an excellent thought and I want to share it with you. "'We are not asked to believe the Bible, but to believe the One whom the Bible reveals.' "'You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.' John 5:39-40. Love you son."
BangkokBette comments:
I said... Hey dad, can you stop sending me that stuff? I don't send you pro-atheist stuff because I respect that we have different views. I'm asking that you also respect that we have different views. He stopped... Shocked the hell out of me.
Do you still use religious sayings or phrases?
BangkokBette comments:
Absolutely... Because none of it means anything, but it's in my vernacular because... Culture. But I will say, when I say something like "oh my god" my very religious mother likes to make her comments. So annoying.
I just want to be the reason that some woman somewhere lowers her standards.
BangkokBette comments:
Made me lol. Thanks!
Religious upbringing
BangkokBette comments:
I was raised Pentacostal until about the age of 10... No makeup, long hair, can only wear dresses, fire and brimstone, etc. Then Evangelical until I was 17. I started questioning from very early on, but was terrified of the aforementioned fire and brimstone... so I kept on praying and asking God for a sign he was real. Eventually though, signs not forthcoming, I came to terms with the idea that God as the Bible defines him makes no sense. And then I went through my shrooming period, and the rest is history. Lost my fear of hell, came to terms with the idea that there is probably no higher power, and just started living my life. My religious family doesn't like it, but has accepted it for the most part. I've been an atheist for about 20 years now, so its old news for them.
How long...?
BangkokBette comments:
After my divorce I think I went about 3-4 months. Probably the longest I've ever gone since I became sexually active.
In the world of online dating and the need to get to know someone ASAP to weed out time wasters or non starters;....What two or three questions would you ask someone to get the most information about who a person truly is?
BangkokBette comments:
I would ask questions designed to illicit responses to these questions: Are you funny? Are you kinky? Are you kind? Are you honest? 4 most important things to me, and ill take the time to ask as many questions as I need to to find out the (hopefully real) answers to those questions.
Straight Women Get The Fewest Orgasms, Study Finds
BangkokBette comments:
I think maybe that if you are not straight you might be more open to exploration and trying things outside of the cultural norm. Don't know if thats true or not, but seems likely to me. The more adventurous you are the more likely you are to cum, I imagine. Adventurous people adventure... And explore what suits them.
Growing vegetables kills too many insects. Even if grown organically. These are lives, like any other. There is some evience insects feel pain. How did we decide only the death of mammals is bad? Insects are slaughtered by the billions to grow fruits and vegetables.
BangkokBette comments:
Are you picking a fight with vegans or do you sincerely wonder? I wonder. Life isn't fair and death isn't either. We make up our own rules that align with our way of thinking. That's really the answer. Frankly I choose not to care about insects and I turn a blind eye to the suffering of the mammals that I eat. I don't want them to suffer, but their absence of suffering is not my passion... And so I eat hamburgers. I'm probably a shithead.
What, in your opinion, is the greatest invention in human history?
BangkokBette comments:
Language is helpful. But I also really enjoy a cold beer every now and then.
Anyone else in an unhappy relationship and don't see a way forward? Any advice?
BangkokBette comments:
I was in one, and then after years of considering a divorce I finally got one. Best thing I ever did... I feel alive again.
Just got rejected because I'm an atheist. That's the first for me. How many times has that happened to You?
BangkokBette comments:
I don't think I've ever been rejected for being an atheist, but I've rejected people for being religious. I don't think there's anything wrong with knowing what you want and what you don't.
Positive/negative, give/take, yin/yang.... Any opinions?
BangkokBette comments:
I'm 38, and in my years I have learned that what is almost always true is: if it's hard now, it makes for easy later. If it's easy now, its gonna be hard later. You can pretty much count on it.
Do you think it's a bad idea to date the professor ? Been there done that, he just wanted to tell me what to do. My roommate is about to go to dinner with one. She's not listening to me that is a bad idea. What do you think ?
BangkokBette comments:
If you're into being told what to do (as some of us are) I imagine it woudn't be so bad. 😀 Is it ethical, though? If he's her current professor, I think not. Past professor or someone else's professor, I dont really think it's that big of a deal.
What is your best comedy movie ever?
BangkokBette comments:
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Best in Show, Ruthless People
Why do people hide their feeling/emotion? How do you let emotion out?
BangkokBette comments:
Fear.
Do you believe Atheism is a religion?
BangkokBette comments:
Atheism is not a belief that there is no god, it is a lack of belief that there is a god. Subtle huge difference.
BangkokBette comments:
I got a divorce... Pretty effective solution. Never been happier. It took me awhile to bite the bullet and do it, but it was the best decision I ever made. I know what you're going through, and that shit sucks... But if they aren't willing to do what needs to be done to make the necessary changes, you're doing yourself a disservice by sticking with it. IMHO
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