Non-militant atheist but would like to see groups who actually want to protect the rights of non-believers instead of just bashing the believers. Prefer the term heathen over atheist only because it describes what I am as opposed to what I am not. Not opposed to believers' right to believe as that choose, but am opposed to their need to "save" non-believers just to reinforce their own beliefs through others. My wife of 26 year is a church going "Jesus follower" (but claims she is neither religious or Christian). I am the step-father to her two children, grandfather of 5 and great-grandfather of 2. Interested in hearing from others in a mixed marriage.
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Humanist-Agnostic with leanings towards spiritual. I like the idea we can bend reality to our will.
Boingy-boingy-boingy! My former neighbors had a huge trampoline. The kids went to circus camp for years. That beast was a blast.
I am married and a father of 3 adult sons. I grew up in Pittsburgh during the Steelers glory years. I went to college in Nashville and then joined the Marines. I finished my undergraduate degree while on active duty. I was indoctrinated as a child. Both of my grandfathers we're ministers. My mom sang in the church choir. My dad was an Elder. My best friend in high school was Jewish. I asked my minister about him. He said that if he did not accept Jesus he could not be saved. That was the beginning of my move to atheism.
retired educator who grew up in the southern bible belt, but row totally rejects that biased culture. Profoundly influenced by several years in Berlin, Germany at the height of the Cold War.
Regression therapy is pure, unadulterated horse manure. Anyone who risks it is simply being stupid.
Left wing romantic. Here to chat. I have baggage which prompts people to judge, so I'm not expecting anything. Drawn to politics, health, science, art and much more.
It's time for a Republic.
I was brought up in a strong family. My family has been religious through as many generations as we know about. Although, if you ask them, they will tell you that they aren't religious, but they have a "personal relationship with their father". My parents had day jobs but were also preachers. I was a strong believer and grew up becoming a worship leader. The beginning of the undoing process started earlier though (I didn't realise it until retrospectively) when my parents strongly encouraged me to read the Bible cover-to-cover and (separately ...) to question everyg and not just simply believe what I hear/read. By age 10, I had read a number of holy books from different religions including the Bible (8 times cover-to-cover by then including memorising whole books of the Bible). I enjoyed debating and was part of various debating groups, so naturally, I got into apologetics, systematically reading and learning different belief systems, and being involved in religious debates. I also loved Science. All of these variables contributed towards me leaving religion in my 20s. It took me a number of years to get rid of the remnants of religion from my life because my whole life (my mind, my community, my music, my social life, etc.) was rooted in it for so and from a very young age. I have empathy for religious folk as I understand how difficult it is to remove the shackles off the mind (the difficulty doesn't have anyg to do with logic), how alone one feels during the process, and how much life overturns afterwards. But, I love living and experiencing life fully now. Of course, (ex-) religion isn't the only g that dominates my life. I love photography. My job involves computer science and technology. I go to the gym. Getting out on a hike (even a very one) refreshes me. I enjoy cooking, particularly spontaneous ad hoc creations. If you've made it this far, feel free to drop me a line. I like meeting people, making friends, and chatting about anyg. I often work late on the computer, so chatting online keeps me company too!
What to say about me???? I'm half artist and half clown and all awkward nerd. I love to build things, I've dabbled with painting, sculpting, carving and too many other art forms to get into. I love to laugh, I deal with my awkward anxiety by making jokes (sometime inappropriate one) I geek out on sci-fi and superhero movies.
I usually give them at least 5mins before making an inappropriate comment, if that's well received I'll go ahead with the dirty joke if it's not well received I go in with a really dirty joke.
I am a happy person. I could best describe myself as an introverted extrovert or an extroverted introvert! Is there such a thing? I do enjoy being around people but I have a cut off point and then I need down time to recharge. I am not necessarily looking for dates, although I am open to opportunities that interest me, but the reason I joined this site is to have a platform to interact with like minded people and not so like minded people and maybe make some new friends along the way. I love humor and love to laugh. Laughing and music my two favorite things in my world.
So that's what I missed! bugga!
What else would you like to know?
I've decided to simplify this part. If you want to know anything else, ask me. I'm like an old broken record album kind of scratched up. And perhaps a little warped. Too broken to play most of the time. But if you play me once in a while, you still might hear something pretty cool in between the ticks and Pops.
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I don’t know why I bother with this, at 60 I’ve come to realize if you’re still looking, you may as well take up a hobby because a relationship is probably not for you. So I don’t need a relationship in my life, I had hoped for one. So for what it’s worth here goes. I’m pretty outgoing and I like having friends around. I love to cook when I can for someone else, I’m handy, and crafty and logical. I’m retired a lot, but I do some volunteering and part time handy jack of all trades at a my friends RV lot, I’m a woodworking craftsman, former electrician and other gs in my working career, as well as a former Marine. I have two great grown boys, my family now is two dogs, and a feisty bird. My hopes in coming onto this site was to make friends and communicate with people, maybe even meet someone to date, but it seems it is more just a place to have some discussions and practice sarcasm. I’m interested in meeting aliens, unicorns and pixies. (Kidding of course, maybe.....)
This is incredible. I love it because it is a song to share with and interact with kids.
In college, I took a number of philosophy and religion courses, because it was required. That lucky accident became a long term study that continues to this day. Mythology continues in the form of religion, and has since man first looked at the sky, unable to explain what he was seeing. I am an atheist, a musician, progressive, left-leaning politically, and my wish is that people be kind to one another. With all the pain in the world today - if we just cared for our fellow humans, it wouldn't be long before we have a better world. I love the outdoors, travel, music, books, wine, and conversations about life, the universe, and everything. Honest and open communication is the foundation of the future relationship I am seeking.
My mom died of cancer, and dad from COPD. I was grateful to have had time with them both before they left us. Cherish it - so glad you took this trip.
Dad to four and almost empty nester (one left at home). I am a humanist and a geek. Lover of sci fi and a software developer forever ( since 1982!). Politically liberal. Dog person. Car person.
Ooohhh. So many to chose from. Ringworld, The Mote in Gods Eye, Sagan’s Demon Haunted World, among others.
I am A Hawaii transplant, 19 years on the Island (thats the one actually called Hawaii). I have been d for 7 years. I love being a father. I spend my free time surfing when it's good, golfing when I can and riding motorcycles in between.. I have an education and degrees that I don't use. I started with a desire to be a councilor, I wanted to help people. It wasn't before I realized that I want to help people but not in that way. Next I decided that Teaching was the best way to help, so I went back to and studied History, focus on ancient, I also took Political Science as a minor because it is interesting stuff. While working on my teaching certification I was offered a part time job that has become a full time business. I own a small professional Service company. I like my work and most of what I do I would do for free because I enjoy it. I grew up in a divided family Half Mormon and Half Native American. Do I believe in ? no,Do I k there is a maybe it would be nice to k that life had some sort of meaning and purpose, but I have not seen anyg thus far that I could say "there is undeniable proof". I do understand that some people need to believe and I don't fault them for it. I'll defend their right to believe as quickly as I'll defend my right not to. You can't look down upon another Human being for not king the same way as you do. We need different views and opinions to grow and edify our own. When I look at humans I am a pessimist, but when I look at humanity I am an optimist.
Semper Fi, lets not forget it was the Republican party the ended the Draft and every year the Democratic party presents a new Bill trying to bring it back. None of it is important though helping out and having respect for the people that serve is important. Espeacially the Brothers that served in Nam. People forget most of them didn't choose to go they where Drafted and stepped up and did what they had to. Then they came home to people spitting on them and calling them baby killers (not pointing fingers, but that was the liberals). What those Vet's needed was someone to step up give them a hug and let them know it wasn't their fault. Enjoy Memorial day, burn some hot dogs on the grill, eat some apple pie and respect the men and women that stepped up to the plate and did their job. @Nevermind, Thank you for your service,
Looking for some cool like minded people. Im not from Kansas. I am from Michigan. I love Metal, monster movies, old cars, NFL, fishing,Camping and cooking for sure.
I want to see the pyramids in Egypt.
I live so far out in the boonies that the directions are “go to the sticks, take a left, then a right.” I’m a recent widow following more than four decades of marriage. I no longer believe in the Magic Man in the Sky, although I do have moments where I fall off the wagon, which I attribute to the music. I'm the director of a small community foundation. I'm a veteran of the U.S. Army and frequently speak about veterans, with an emphasis on women veterans. I think the 45th president (don't say his name) sucks putty balls. My hobbies are reading, writing, and beading. My future includes exploring everything that interests me. I've dedicated the last 45 years to my husband, children, and grandchildren and the rest of my life belongs to me. I’m just trying to cram in as much living and loving as I can before I go toes up.
I'm a veteran, but not NATO alliance.
If I have offended you by picking apart someg you wrote or disagreeing with you I’m really sorry. I like to disect ideas, even if they are gs that I agree with. Sometimes this can be annoying but I’m probably not trying to offend you ;). I was raised by atheist hippies who taught me to question everyg and I do. Besides online trolling and Netflix I spend my free time gardening, crafting and doing DIY stuff around the house. I also love scavenging vintage estate sales for unloved treasures to sell online. I find it fascinating and a little morbid to get a glimpse into people's lives through all their collected stuff. Other interests include sustainable living, sciency stuff and liberal politics. I’ve spent a few years single after 15 years in two term relationships. I’m enjoying being my own person and finding myself again. I’m not really sure how actual dating would work for me right now due to kids I can’t go do gs whenever I want. I would be interested if it was the right person and situation. I mostly prefer other introverts because I don’t express myself as much around personalities. I can be overly serious and come off a bit odd socially, I claim Aspergers although I'm not officially diagnosed.. I’m very nice but definitely not for everybody. Mostly I am here to converse in this wonderful online community. I live and work in a small town and I’m a single mom so don’t have much time to find and talk with like minded people in real life. Peace, love and have a nice day.
Born and raised in Austin Texas. Lived in a few other states. I've been an atheist for almost 10 years now. I hadn't met a single open atheist for the first 21 years of my life. To this day, the only only non religious people I know, are the few in which I converted. As you could imagine, it gets pretty boring not being able to talk to people and share ideas about reality with them. I began my journey at around age 21 as somewhat of an armchair philosopher, and gradually found my way to an irreligious scientifically based worldview. I enjoy reading books on science, watching lectures and documentaries, playing video games, pondering the questions, and simply relaxing and appreciating my life.
I say something like "oh thank you, you too". It does bothers me, and makes me want to say something about it. In the end though, I know they don't really give it much thought, and are actually most of the time, just trying to be polite or whatever.
I was a ministerial student at one time. That's how much of a dedicated Christian I was. Over time, my doubts kept getting the best of me. I started researching the origins of Christianity and Judaism. I discovered that these belief systems were not original but borrowed. They were also mythical. These discoveries along with the issue of suffering led me to conclude that there is no god or gods.