I'm just a normal person, can be a bit quiet when meeting new people, though my general social reservedness has slowly worn off over time. I'm sometimes obnoxious or dour, but it's usually in jest. Just trying to meet new or interesting people really, be it just friends or something more. Just been living day by day through the mundane routine of the normal quiet life. I do feel as if I'm caught in a rut lately, and perhaps meeting someone new, interesting, and like minded individuals would remedy that somewhat.
I'm into Podcasts. I have a job were I walk for eight hours and I get to listen to them often. So topics are philosophy, politics, paganism/occultism, and some conspiracy from The Higher Side Chats. I saw an ad for Agnostic.com and took a look around and thought it would be a good place to meet people. A few books that I've read and can talk some about are: The God Delusion Star.Ships. Trivium The Red Book Number 1 Favorite movie(s) all of the LotR and Hobbit movies. Also love the books. Ever since I discovered I shared a family name with hobbits I have been glued to the books. If you can guess what last name you get #100pts#.
My answers to the first two profile questions below deserve a note of explanation. The uncertainty in my answers is not about my beliefs but about the questions themselves. If the "god" in the question refers to a literal, intelligent, self-aware, supernatural being that created the universe, then my answer is a solid "no". If, on the other hand, the word "god" refers to the entirety of all that exists, or perhaps, a personification of the values that humans hold most dear, then I am happy to be counted among the true believers. I don't have any authority to make declarations about the nature of reality, but it is fair for me to say how it appears to me. I don't believe anything that contradicts well-established science, nor do I feel a need to embellish it with speculation about what could be discovered in the future. I'm content to wait and see or rest with not knowing. I'm not aware of any religious camp that I am in complete sync with, and that includes atheism and agnosticism, as well as theism of the literal sort, though I can see a bit of myself in all of them. My view is that religions and myths are best understood as metaphorical descriptions of human psychology that were written some sixteen hundred years (in the case of Christianity) before science, as we know it, took form. I agree wholeheartedly with atheists who feel a literal interpretation of those myths is destructive, as well as simply being factually incorrect. I can't go with them, however, as far as throwing the baby out with the bathwater. I suspect those traditions were, at the heart of the matter, an effort to codify a method of psychological relief into memorable stories. There is nothing unscientific about using allegory as a mnemonic device. Before we declare it all useless nonsense, let's have a discussion about what some of those symbols might mean in a scientific context. It's not like we have outgrown the need for insightful psychological advice. The ancients didn't have the scientific language or cultural context to describe human nature as we would today, but they were no less keen observers of the human condition. I enjoy sailing, gardening, sculpting, photography, camping, and talking into the wee hours about everything, but especially about personal philosophies. What practices do you use to maintain peace of mind?
I'm not an agnostic or an atheist because I don't believe there's a god for me to not believe in.
Box squeezing, string plucking, pedal pushing, Buddha geez -oh yeah! And I crochet too :-)????? ???? ??
Obviously if such an event happened the pain and trauma for everyone involved would be horrendous.I've never understood how killing the person helps anyone. Surely it just creates more suffering
I have become very disenchanted with my local friends. I have no one I can talk to anymore, See, I'm anti-Christian and anti-Democrat too. Living in Ca, that leaves no one. I'm hoping to find friendly conservative/non=religious people. I don't think faith should play any part in politics. I am a practicing Witch and so, my freedom of speech has basically been taken away. Hell, I could easily be burned at the stake AGAIN. hahaha Hope someone here will actually talk to me.
INFP looking to socialize!
Atheism is often used to promote faith in materialism but it generally uses science to observe reality through an unfiltered lens, which leads to greater morality. https://www.boston.com/news/world-news/2018/01/15/the-swiss-consider-the-lobster-it-feels-pain-they-decide Evidence proves and exposes so many of the pains we cause so, while they can still be rationalized, they aren't so easily denied - except by that 37% of the population who dismiss facts that don't promote fear based, selfish, and delusional agenda.
An agnostic heterosexual, whose hobbies include: reading, writing, sports, music, dance, wine tasting, and just about anything else; depending on mood and company. Intelligent, humorous, thought-provoking, silly, and fun-loving dialogue is always welcome. Free thinkers don't hesitate, you inspire me. Religious zealots think twice, you annoy me. No spam or scams :)
I'd start making lots of video's, finish recording some of my songs, visit as many relatives and friends as possible, write a will, and hopefully be remembered as a caring, kind, and intelligent person that honestly tried to make the world a better place.
I was raised as a fundamentalist atheist. I cannot imagine living anywhere but the West coast of the US or Canada. With the notable exceptions of New Zealand and Australia. I believe in dog, not god. For potential dates: If you like Trump or aren't comfortable with sarcasm, good luck to you, we will not be a match. I love smart people. I have tech and people skills. I am logical, pragmatic, and prepared while, paradoxically, still a romantic. I present as extroverted but need my alone time. I'm an extroverted introvert. I've lived all over the US and Canada and traveled to 10 other countries. I did a century bike ride, used to camp... Now I prefer comfort. Walking my dog is awesome but otherwise I am indoorsy. I recently (in August 2017) completed a personal goal of getting an MA in counseling psychology (so I am qualified to be a mental health counselor) but I still work in information technology consulting management. I've been volunteer for the Red Cross teaching disaster preparedness for more than a decade. Child-free, open to someone who has older kids but I don't want any new ones via any method. I own my house and have the resources and ability to support my life (emotionally, fiscally, and physically). I'd like a relationship with a woman who is in a similar position.
I spend a lot of time considering the social constructionist viewpoint, our perceptions of a shared reality is defined and redefined through conversations. I like talking, dancing, yoga, reading, hiking, camping, music, art, outside, my teenagers. I think that Warhol was right, there is something likable about everyone. Candid. I'll write a book someday :-)
It doesnt sound like you know each other very well
23, Morehead State University Graduate Fan of (nearly) all things nerdy: Tabletop RPGs, fantasy novels, anime, video games, and occasionally reading psychology research papers.
Write a will and settle post-mortem details. Travel as much as possible, write as much as I can, try new things, and get into increasingly dangerous thrills the further to that year mark I get. Then, assuming I make it to that year mark, I'll go back to the people I care about to say my goodbyes and spend my last days in peace. Ideally, at least. I wouldn't particularly care how I was remembered (I'm gone, after all), but I would like to make my impact- however small, on the world.
Looking for other non- believers to connect with since there are so few where I live here in way too conservative Fort Pierce, Florida.
How do we use the emojii? How to add the heart icon to the profile?
I've been a nonbeliever for 13 years and a blogger for 8, predominately writing about the impact religious indoctrination has on the brain and society. My background is in entrepreneurship and neurotechnology. I'm an autodidact, an avid reader, creative and quite curious. I've been widowed and divorced, and single by choice for the last 7 years. It's been beneficial and fulfilling. This is a great community. (L) Thanks for the visit.
Hi there. So I'm a bible belt atheist living in a small town. So naturally I'm a loner and to be honest I like it that way. I'm a pretty boring mom that likes growing orchids and playing music. I'm pretty laid back so feel free to message/comment. I'm new so I'm not sure just yet how this site works so forgive my poor etiquette. I'll figure this thing out.
George Carlin, Bill Mahr, Jeffries (can't think of his first name) and my personal favorite Trae Crowder.
I am an empty-nester, living alone for the very first time in my life (a bit daunting at 54 years old). I am taking baby steps to learn how to rebuild my life at mid-age. Three grown children and four grandchildren (the loves of my life). I have two cats. I am a nerdy girl. I like to read (mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, and the occasional non-fiction). I play Pokemon' Go for exercise and for fun, I take a variety of fitness classes at my local gym 3 times a week.
I'm a mature single man on here to find my companion. I work on computers full time for a corporation and also for my own business. I enjoy long walks in the woods and at the beach. I like to go to the movies, eat out, concerts, and some local traveling when I have the time. I'm a bit shy at first but warm up quickly around the right person. I'm fun to be around and enjoy having fun and taking things lightly. I don't argue, lie, cheat, or steal so I don't want any of those things in my life. I just want to get along, have fun, and work together on life's challenges. I look forward to meeting that special person to join me in life's journey.
divorced, married, widowed. Relocated (from SE Penna) to Southern Arizona spring 2016. Love the climate, but... being liberal, am still getting used to the politics and religion of the region. Tried putting my birth year... lowest it will go is 1950... guess ? 5’ 9”, 180 lbs
Sounds like a bad game show... door # 1 or... ... back in the day, those options weren’t so ”socially acceptable”, choosing today... no question, opt for long term.
INTP looking for interesting questions to answer and interesting women to date. Religion gives meaning to the lives of people who can't accomplish anything meaningful.