I do not have a personal relationship with God. For a lot of years, I thought maybe I was lacking something others seemed to have built in--then I realized what it was: delusional thinking. I am neither delusional nor particularly gullible. That's more than okay I think. I'm not going to insist there is no God. How the hell would I know? I don't actually dispute the existence of God, I more dispute the belief that, if God exists at all, mankind has any kind of clue about what God is like, what God thinks, or what God wants. Seems pretty presumptuous at best (and delusional at its worst). There you have it. That's where I'm at. I guess i should add some other stuff about me besides my lack of faith. lol. I've been single for a long time. My last relationship was about 6 or 7 years ago. That seems like a long time when i write it out like that, but it hasn't been a period of horrible, aching loneliness. I'm neither lonely or unhappy. If i'm going to have a relationship with a man, it's going to have to be a really good one with lots in common, a strong physical compatibility, and very little drama and negativity. I'm very independent. I can entertain myself. I paint. I sculpt. I sing. I have a guitar that i really need to play more often because i've gotten very rusty. I like road trips. I like any kind of travel really. It doesn't have to be to an exotic place (although i do have a current passport). I'd like to branch out a little from my current social circle, which is busy, but mostly includes my immediate family and grandchildren (I adore my 3 grandsons and am very involved with them). They aren't that much fun on long road trips though. Them bickering and goofing off in the backseat can make you want to drive off a mountain. lol. Looking for someone to compliment my lifestyle, not take it over. Someone who can mesh with my family and doesn't think they're going to get me all to themselves. Also... i don't rush head first into things. I'm a slow mover if you're looking at me from the dating/relationship angle, but I'm also here for the community.
I never really know what to say here, but I’ll give it a shot. I like to think I am funny. That may or may not be true. I’ve been many things, career-wise. Geologist to start. But, after 12 years of Reagan and Bush I, there were no jobs available, so I worked in business as an actuary. About ten years after actuarial work, I became a teacher. Did that for about ten years. The pay REALLY sucked, so now, I drive a semi-tractor-trailer. Personal-wise, I’m a proud atheist and haven’t believed in a personal god (always a small “g” for me) I the last 30 years. I’ve never seen ANY evidence for ANY god. Anyway, on the road most days.
Agnostic, seems appropriate in the area I see no evidence. Do I believe in a or s? Hmm, I think there could be some form or some entity in a different dimension of existence than we are presently at. Maybe it's more a collective consciousness? Education and a lengthy life experience has led me to acknowledge things are more complex than one religion. Signed up while bored but thought would be nice to converse, meet or more with someone not encumbered by religion. I'm open to communication that is stimulating physically, mentally and spiritually.
Obviously, you guys didn't celebrate 420 day with us yesterday! 😀 I smoked before and after my enlightenment about gods. I'm always amused by people stating, "I smoked once and didn't like it" or "it made me paranoid". I don't remember ever feeling paranoid from smoking pot but do feel paranoid about getting caught smoking because it's illegal. Depending on the type of pot dictates the type of reaction. My favorite is the pot that makes you laugh until the tears are running down your cheeks. I don't like the pot that has intense "body rush" the sense of falling or the feeling you get right before fainting. If you have only used pot only a time or two then my guess you haved missed out. The continued mass consumption of the devastating drug alcohol is what shocks me. I don't think pot smokers are more or less atheist. I think atheists are just more open to admit using without embarrassment.
I live on my yacht and plan to cruise the world in a few years! If you want to get me to talk, ask me about this (and I likely won't shut up)! I have a cute dog named Aster, I love to read, and I work as an air traffic controller.
Work as an investment strategist. Properly inspired by music, food, laughing, stimulation of the mind. Economist, futurist, musician, science geek, psychedelic inquirer, slight misanthrope.
Las Vegas native working in hospitality. In the process of getting my shit together to be the best version of myself. Looking to broaden my circle and connect with kind, like minded people. I'm a damn good cook and a goofball.
Hello and welcome. Thought I'd stop by and give this a try before going back to the more traditional sites for meeting people. For better or worse all my photos are current, limited editions, and obviously taken on the same day. Anyway back to the bio, never married with no children. And no, never incarcerated or institutionalized. I'm 5 ft. 7 in., 167 lbs., thinning hair, 2 cats, 1 dog, 1 home. Same employer since 2003. I'm originally from the Bay Area and my interests are Baseball, the wonderful world of Pop Culture, Rock Music (all genres), Socially liberal causes and of course, animals. Wow! Now that was one helluva sales job I must say.
What's the average amount of time you spend watching cat video threads on YouTube?
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.
I'm a nonbeliever which currently feels most comfortable with the label Humanist, but I'm relatively new to all this and still learning and finding my way. This site is occupied by some very intelligent people, I've enjoyed learning from them. Most of my family and friends are believers, so I am eager to find some like-minded individuals for friendship and hopefully more. I miss having someone to share all life's moments, travel, and affection. I'm open and honest. Easy to talk to. Serious with a fun upbeat sense of humor. I'm still a kid at heart. :-) Lately, I've been spending my summers in central Michigan with family. It would be great to have someone share this cross country trip with me. I have been considering moving back but... Winters?! Ugh! LOL I strive to be earth-friendly in what I eat, buy, and use. Not a vegetarian but pretty close. Recently introduced to WFPB (Whole Food Plant Based) and I'm considering moving in that direction. Curious and interested in a wide range of topics, love to learn and open to trying new experiences. I'm a reader and a movie buff - go as often as I can. My motto: Laughter is the best medicine.
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More snippets of info. First, call me Bev. Greatly influenced by sci fi, alternate ways of viewing society. (2/26-addition), easy water kayaking ROCKS! Enjoy/ed all forms of music, even as a young teen (barring shrill or whiny. They hurt my ears). , classical. Especially classical. .. + some C&W, some regae (sic?, ) some heavy metal, a lot of folk, musicals, love musicals, AND naturally, the popular music of my era, (timeless, some of it) like the protest songs. Shy, as a kid and teen, I got better, as I got older ( PS, am not done getting better, yet) raised children, eventually worked, went back to school, worked more interesting jobs, then retired. My 2 x's were poor choices on my part, and aren't any part of my life. Since retiring, I've been a little directionless, but am working in different ways to accomplish some good things in whatever time I have. I've been in a couple plays now, and love acting!!! I hate labels. I think that whenever you label yourself you LIMIT yourself. With that said, tho, we must use some words to indicate our identities. So. Zen-ish, tending toward a belief in (if anything) a paganistic view that (perhaps) the intrinsic energy in EVERYTHING, could be something we humans don't and CANNOT understand. Or not.... Moot point. I'm heavier than I want, have a tendency to hog a soapbox, or play devil's advocate, not any huge ambitions.... Perhaps I'm open-minded to an extreme, because reading about quantum science allows me to question our perceived reality. Hence, I'll play with tarot cards, not take them too seriously, and in my next breath, scoff at others doing equally inane things. Love board games, dice, card games, Morrowind/Elder Scrolls, thinking, reading, watching/reading about unanswered stuff from the past. I love people, socializing, talking about ideas. I also NEED alone time. I've been mostly on my own for many years, and am fine, don't need anyone to micro manage, "protect", etc. Disclaimer time. My picture doesn't show wrinkles much thankfully, and is with a bit of makeup on the e. Hey, I'm 66, deal. I thought about what others showed of their lives, and figured I should be a bit more open about mine, so I'm adding more pix of my living space, (after it's picked up, of course. I have no doubt I'll add more here eventually. Brace yourselves. And it's STILL my rant, and I'm stickin' to it. Original post It's difficult to find compatible friends/whatever anywhere, so please, let's read profiles. Altho' I do not follow or like religions, I have found worthwhile thoughts in the Zen area. Conventional thinking rarely influences me, so I can be misunderstood. Ask if I am not clear. Kindness and and truth matter. And I have no desire to have a bickering relationship of any kind. FYI, I've no wealth to speak of, no desire to be a green card vendor, nor am I an easy mark for any unscrupulous person. I look forward to speaking to any of you who've made it this far!!!! This is my rant, and I'm stickin' to it!!!
Aboriginals, from whatever area, are ignored, After all, to have worthwhile gods, you can't be one with nature, can you?
I'm a very blue dot in a very red state. I'm a happy bleeding heart liberal. I live my life drama free. Doesn't mean stuff doesn't happen in my life. But, I don't create drama, nor do I thrive on it. I am a fan of effective communication and an even bigger fan of people who know the difference between thoughts, beliefs and feelings, the difference between being pissed and being hurt, and who are not terrified of being vulnerable and real. . I like riding my motorcycle, feeding hummingbirds, helping flowers grow (this year or next, I want to plant a vegetable garden for the first time). Love traveling -- sometimes by air, sometimes by motorcycle. I have yet to go anywhere outside of the U.S. I watch TV mostly to get informed, and occasionally when I choose to be lazy, but I wouldn't call myself a couch potato. I recently discovered "Little Big Shots" and it makes me smile and laugh. Kids are amazing little creatures. I enjoy working out once I get to the gym -- but finding time for that since I started driving Uber as my second job has proven difficult. I like to cook, especially for others, but not as an expectation. . Although I'm introverted to an extent, I am not shy. I often engage strangers who seem approachable – partly just to remind myself and them that we are all the same in one way or another, and that it's okay to talk to each other. . I love being around family and friends and believe “the more the merrier” in most group settings - I don't like to leave people out; I enjoy back yard barbecues, camping, outdoor games (i.e. cornhole), board games, escape rooms, bowling, exploring, acting like a kid (go cart racing is a blast), occasionally singing out loud to songs in being goofy with friends. My friend's husband says she and I have "the voices of angels." Ha ha ha ha! But, we have fun! . I wish I could live for at least 200 years. There is still so much I want to do and time is flying by! One day, I'd like to have a horse, but unless I win the lotto, time may run out before I can (realistically) do that. . I'm interested in conversing here (and maybe even connecting in real life) with other humans who also do not believe that a god or gods exist, and who also don't "believe in" anything else supernatural. They get and understand the difference between a handout and privilege; they care about the little guy; they are generous in their heart and would happily make do with a little less for the greater good; they would not litter for the simple fact that it is wrong; they are informed conversationalists who know a little about a lot; and they happen to agree with me that we should not enslave or keep captive wild animals for our amusement, nor should we feed wild animals human food -- including giving ducks bread. Yup, I have quirks. . I would be more likely to gravitate toward potential acquaintances who take care of their bodies with exercise, who take care with their appearance, and who consider themselves active -- whether that is working in the yard, doing home projects, running errands, a daily walk, visiting family or friends, going to festivals, vacation, sports, volunteering, and on and on. No, "actively watching TV" is not an activity to me. . I respect those who hunt and fish where the motivation is FOOD, but trophy hunters and I would not have much to talk about. Also, if you voted for the current president, and especially if you would vote for him again, trust me, we could not be more different. . I am NOT specifically looking to date – and I’m definitely not seeking a serious/committed relationship at this time. However, I DO enjoy this community on Agnostic.com and would be open to meeting people in real life as platonic acquaintances. I think it would be cool to go do something and have fun without the pressure of expectations. I believe biology works, and if there naturally happens to be a mutual spark, both people will know – and if there isn't, we’ll also know that and there won't be pressure for either of us pretend otherwise -- and we can still be cool and appreciate the acquaintance, friendship or even just the outing, right? . If you are a motorcyclist and find yourself anywhere in the New Orleans/Baton Rouge/North Shore region of Louisiana, I'd be happy to meet up for a friendly motorcycle ride. There is also a "Riders Corner" group here on Agnostic.com. . Cheers!
Crust: Very thin, but NOT a cracker. Crispy on all the edges, cooked through so it's not droopy. Definitely wood fired. White or red (spicy or plain) sauce - depending on moods. I like too many toppings to list everything. All I know is that I would rather pay a little more for the pie than to get a few **shavings** of any ingredient. Good for you!! Wishing you much success!
Just a middle-aged atheist in Jerry Falwell's backyard. I've never been a religious person, though I tried to pick it up a few times. Growing up in deep South Louisiana I was surrounded by religies, so I thought something was wrong with me. I just never could make myself believe. I'm a retired Air Force guy, and I fully retired from my career as a physician assistant three years ago. Now I travel sometimes, do a little photography, and pretty much do whatever I want (as long as it's not expensive!). I've recently switched to a WFPB diet for better health.
I want to learn Spanish and anything else hat I don't know.
I don't know, religion has sort of shaped society as we know it.
I'm a down-to-Earth, open-minded woman looking for friends (or a relationship) with those who share my views and values. I'm a helping professional and care deeply for the people I serve. My empathy for others runs deep, which is both a positive and a negative depending on how you look at it. Although I'm spiritual I'm accepting of all. I don't care for religion and the control that it has over people. I follow my heart but lead with my head. I'm a critical thinker and a passionate person. An introvert in every sense. INFJ. My spiritual beliefs are mine and I don't expect others to believe the same. I can fully respect your beliefs, and hope you can do the same for me.
My girl Tyler. She's 18 years old.
Bit of an adventurer in life. Open, bright, quick witted problem solver. Love Outdoors and Hiking, Mountain Biking, Photography, Poetry, Writing, Vynil, Technology, Computing, Sustainibility, Politics, Yoga, Sciences, Psychology, Social Science, History, Music and Books. Value peace, straightforward people.
>Philosophically agnostic (can't know for sure). >Culturally atheist (don't care and it's a waste of time to consider). >Shared custody parent of an awesome toddler. >BA in Philosophy. >MA in Counseling. >Like bullet points. >Geek/nerd and into sci-fi and urban fantasy. >Politically progressive. A lot. >In a semi-open relationship; we like to have fun with others. >Kinky-Dominant.
I wonder why there is a need to hearken back to outdated views of gender which are binary and stereotypical.