I'm here for good conversation & new friends. I'm friendly and despite the rumors, I don't care for the taste of human flesh... so don't be shy. P.S. Here for friends. Not looking for love.
The most interesting question about religion isn’t whether a creator exists but why so many people are religious. I've been a nonbeliever for 12+ years and a blogger for close to 8, predominately writing about the impact religious indoctrination has on the brain and society. I'm an autodidact, an avid reader, creative and quite curious. My background is in entrepreneurship. I've been widowed and divorced, and single by choice for the last 7 years. This season of singleness has been quite beneficial, although considering a long-term heterosexual relationship with a non-believer sometime in the future is not out of the question. I'm basking in connectivity here. (L) Thanks for the visit. https://youtu.be/9D05ej8u-gU The most astounding fact . . .
Tommy, my heartfelt condolences. I lost my partner/husband in my late 20's. I was still a believer at the time and did find comfort in believing that someday we'd see each other again, so I understand where you're coming from. There is a support group on FB called Grief Beyond Belief. They also have a website. http://www.griefbeyondbelief.org/
I am a gay atheist and an anti theist. I have been active in the movement for separation between church and state, LGBT rights, and the promotion of atheism for most of my life. I worked with Madalyn Murray O'Hair and her family, who founded American Atheists. I have made many TV and radio appearances in the past, appearing on Phil Donahue twice. I am a retired special ed teacher and have volunteered for animal rescue for many years. I have a home and property where I garden and keep many types of animals. I enjoy cooking, entertaining, discussion, street fairs, movies, trivia, and dark humor. My sister and good friends are a big part of my life, but I am missing an honest and loving man to share it with. I am originally from NY, but have been in Florida (Manatee County) for 26 yrs. I am HIV negative, 58 yrs old, and considered a bear type. I'm looking for a white or Latino man for a monogamous LTR.
Paul ===> Atheist. I was never raised in a religion so I luckily didn't have to deconvert, but I never really paid attention to religion one way or another. I didn't start to refer to myself as an atheist until my twenties when I realized how much religion was poisoning nearly everything in the US. It made me angry because I knew It didn't belong there. Anyway, enough about me, see you all out there. Paul
I am a professional well established in my career. I travel a lot. I am a well fount of useless information. I kid myself that the more esoteric the information is, the more likely I will be to remember it. I am a formidable partner in trivia games as long as we stay away from sports and religion... then I am a dead weight. I am an atheist leaning agnostic. I don't see any evidence of a creator and I am doubtful of one existing. I have been a nonbeliever ever since I can remember. My parents didn't try to fill me with religion and gave me the freedom to make up my own mind. Life should be fun and we should relish the chance to be playful. Life sucks enough all by itself and we shouldn't add to that. I am looking for both friends and a relationship. I am a nerd. I like games, reading science fiction and the history of science, and trying out new things. I was born curious and I like to continually learn. I am an die-hard optimist.
So I have found that most people who claim to be religious are religious in name only. And when you start asking questions that really matter, and they start thinking for themselves as opposed to regurgitating what they have been told, they come around. Or as I start asking real questions they kick me out...
Born into a Mormon family, but recovered. Have 5 siblings, 3 of which are still Mormon. I am the youngest. I am a gay man, primarily attracted to thin Asian and/or androgynous men. I don't smoke, only drink moderately and don't use drugs. I like to go on day hikes, ride my bike, and generally try to stay active as I get older. I am an avid reader. I like to go out, but not to places that are crowded. I am a naturist (nudist), mostly because it feels more natural to me to not wear clothing. I do not necessarily see nudity as sexual, and tend to keep nude recreation and sex as two separate activities. I am single, primarily because I am half blind, and on a fixed income and am not very ambitious. I wont' date smokers (I am very sensitive to smoke and the stench is very irritating to me). Also, I require complete honesty in a relationship, and few persons of capable of that. I just wont' settle for less than I want.
My first thought is to take them apart and recycle them,or at least he parts that can be recucled. Ar oru house we tend to shred bank statements and any personal info and then put the shredded paper into our compost. My nephew also uses old school papers to start the BBQ or fire pit. We also tend to put ashes into the compost and/or yard debris pile. Note: If a Bible contains a family history or geneology, you may want o scan it into a digital file before doing any of the above, just in case other family members would like access to it.
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.
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I'm an old geezer with a dog (Sox) & a cat (Penny). Also a cynical philosopher & a closet comedian.
I'm looking mostly for friendship, stimulating conversation, etc., and this site looks like a good place to find like-minded people. I'm open to dating, but not primarily looking for anything in that respect. I generally identify as a non-theist. "Agnostic atheist" is certainly accurate, but I think a lot of people are confused by what those things mean and often bring their own loaded definitions to the conversation. "Non-theist" is a gentler way of saying pretty much the same thing, and doesn't immediately put theists on guard before a conversation has begun. Politically I'm center-left and consider extremist political views (on any side) to be detrimental to a stable society. I support government efforts to promote and protect rights, freedoms, and responsibilities without advocating for identity politics, and I support a government-based social safety net (including social infrastructure such as roads, education, and healthcare). I'm a vegetarian, but I don't mind that others are omnivorous. I don't smoke, and prefer that people I spend time with don't smoke (as the smell tends to give me headaches). I don't drink alcohol or take drugs, but don't mind their moderate consumption by others.
Having spent most of my life in the US struggling to hang on I finally chose to let go and let the flow of the Universe take me where it will. I have no regrets. I look forward to what each new day brings and am ever so grateful to be where I am, have what I have, and still have my little girl dog with me. Each new day brings its challenges, successes, defeats, lessons, and adventures. I hope one day to find a new home. I am grateful for each new day the Universe gives me. If you see me as an old fool you're probably right. I have a lot to learn for an older guy I see myself as one of the most naive people on the planet. I'm not afraid to admit when I'm wrong. Thus, I have tons of questions of why things are the way they are. I'm not looking for a debate. I'm looking for a friendly discussion.
You know how life sometimes looks at you and laughs? Well, that about sums up my life. At this moment in time I'm almost 59 but most of the time feel 30. I am multi-tattooed (it's the only habit I allow myself) and occasionally pierced. I have 3 kiddos who usually act older than me. Luckily I don't embarrass them much and all their friends thinks I'm the cool mom. I haven't decided if that's a good thing though. Life treats me well so I try to treat it well.
hi, i am a long time anti theist atheist. living in the bible belt of all things, lol i debated theist on pal talk for years. so i am quite versed in the antics of god believers. i joined this hoping to run into some local atheist. no offence to those abroad, or a few states or more away.though i will talk with everyone. i would like to meet a single women. . there ya have it, lol
In my experience, there is no "objective truth". All "truth" is colored by one's experience, and most severely by their senses. Because people don't literally share senses (in that we are not of one literal mind (think hivemind, like in the Alien movies), we can never be sure that what I experience is what you experience. We can go through the processes of doing a legitimate science experiment, and a thousand other people can repeat the same experiment. But until we can achieve telepathy or thought sharing technology or powers, we can never be sure of having the same results. To me, this is kind of depressing, that even two people who agree on everything might not really be agreeing, since they might be having two different experiences but calling it the same thing. Now, here's the question. What are your thoughts on this?
I’m a 70 year-old Australian, born in Smithton, a small town in north-west Tasmania, but now living in South Australia.I enjoyed all the benefits of a Catholic education: that is, I left school able to read and write, only mildly psychopathic and with a good working knowledge of masturbation. After a couple of years at university, where I achieved mediocre results and learned to drink, I spent about 10 years as an unskilled labourer in various parts of the country. At different times I was a fitter’s assistant, a fruit picker, a shunter (google it), and a clerk. I’ve worked in a wool store, a supermarket, a pea cannery, a steelworks, a spark plug factory, a tin mine, an iron ore processing plant and on a motor vehicle assembly line. I’ve mixed various bituminous emulsions and a range of additives for concrete. I’ve been a member of the Wool and Basil Workers’ Union, the Australian Railways Union, the Australian Workers’ Union, the Federated Ironworkers’ Association and the Storemen and Packers’ Union. Most of those organisations are now defunct, some of them for reasons not associated with my membership. In 1977 I took a day off from my job in a shoe polish factory to sit a competitive examination for admission to the Victorian public service. Shortly afterwards I found myself in the State Health Department paying subsidies to kindergartens. Following a series of events that are too boring even for me to relate, I wound up working for the Medical Board and subsequently for the Psychologists Registration Board and the Dental Practice Board. Eventually I moved here to South Australia and, in time, became CEO of the South Australian Branch of the Australian Dental Association. I’ve now retired. I’m interested in history, literature (especially poetry and fiction), sport (especially horse racing, cricket and Australian Rules football), politics (as a spectator sport) and most social issues. Try my blog at https://theblackflagweb.wordpress.com
I like to laugh and make other people laugh. I like to hike and go for bike rides. I like to prepare and eat good food, sometimes with a nice bottle of wine. I like to develop sustainable technologies, such as electric cars, solar power systems and satellite systems that monitor the health of our planet. I don't like to play games with relationships. I don't like being used. I really don't like traffic.