I'm currently going through a divorce. I have two amazing boys, a teen and a tween. I'm honored to be their mom. I have been a SAHM for 14 years. I will be attending school soon. My aim is to get a bachelor's degree and then attend law school. Think ACLU, that's the kind of work I want to do! I've wanted to train to be a lawyer since I was 20 years old. My kids need me to be fervently responsible. It's not a time to feel sorry for myself, but to embrace my new found freedom and to be a stable person of hope and encouragement in their lives.
I'm glad I went back to "here for community". I found the compatibility stats distracting. Btw, I did have an involvement with someone I was HIGHLY compatible with on here for a few weeks. Hint, DID. So, they're not perfect, nothing is.
My lovely husband passed away in 2016 and I'm looking to connect with like minded people for friendship and possibly dating, my interests are Tai Chi, self development, EFT, NLP Hypnotherapy, human and animal behavior long conversations, walking my Border Terrier dogs, going to festivals and traveling around the UK in my van
Hands, cos feet would be difficult
Hi everybody! Struggled for years with issues of faith and religion before arriving at the conclusion that maybe the confusion and questions arose not from not understanding faith and religion, but rather having a reasonable grasp of them. The bible didn't answer my questions and it seemed so easily and soundly refuted by books like The Age of Reason and authors like Michael Shermer, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Reza Aslan. Well, that's more than enough seriousness. The other 99% of the time, I'd rather be exploring the area, playing disc golf, or hiking with the dog. I have atrocious dad humor and a penchant for saying the stupidest things with a straight face so people can't tell if I'm serious or not. If I say something offense in a post, chances are pretty good I'm being sarcastic and I'll try to use telltale signs like craptastic spelling and grammar. There's enough vitriol out there these days, without me contributing more. Feel free to message me
And I suppose it would have helped this man in Arizona who was physically unable to comply with the officer's instructions, too? https://www.cnn.com/2017/12/10/us/arizona-jury-acquits-ex-cop-of-murder/index.html
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"Is it possible for us to belong to someone before we have met them”... (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society) I believe so, so always follow your heart, sometimes it may seem wrong, awkward and different but always, in the end, you will learn more, with the situation or about ourselves. My advice, do not waste time! at the first opportunity open your heart and tell exactly what it is inside, not caring much about the result of your action because believe me everything from your heart always will bring you the true happiness.
I am an autodidact of history, philosophy, science, and geography. My favorite thing in this whole great world, is to learn and expand on my knowledge. I have lived a crazy life thus far, experiencing amazing highs, and debilitating lows. I love diversity, in thought and people. I seek new perspectives to life, as I have thoroughly subjectively defined my reality. I am a non theist, but do not attack personal beliefs in others. I believe our perceptual capabilities are hindrances to finding absolutism in reality; basicly, everyone including myself, have no idea of whats objective in reality. I therefor morally disagree with telling someone they are wrong for their subjective beliefs. I would rather explore their perceptions, and learn why someone comes to the conclusion they reach. I am a huge nerd and love fiction. Star Wars, Dungeons and Dragons, LOtR, whatever fleshed out world lore fiction I can consume. I absolutely love music, and dancing is my ultimate form of expression. I grew up with rock and metal, but prefer electronic music and swing as an adult. I am a bibliophile, and own an impressive array of literature. From history to fantasy, I consume books like an addict. I recently moved to St. Louis, from Denver. I grew up close to this area, so it's nice to be back amongst family and old friends. I desire to be intellectually challenged. Too many people revel in ignorance, happy to continue the maxim of SSDD. (same s**t different day) I seek to know MORE. I am recently divorced. If you feel you could connect with, or challenge me, please, initiate contact. It's a lonely world for the intellectual.
I am a liberal semi-retired musician. I love animals, art, music, nature ( I don't camp, having a fondness for indoor plumbing). I paint a little. I enjoy interior design. I have spent most of my life playing music for a living, about 25 years of that on and off the road. I still play 5 or 6 nights a month. Meeting someone on this site would be nice, but it is not the only reason l am on this site.
Hey there. I am here to read and comment occasionally as I see fit. Raised Catholic, but now atheist, I am a single mom raising a teenage daughter to think and reason and question things for herself. I often feel lonely, so this is a wonderful forum to visit and feel a connection with others. It would be great to meet people for discussions or activities.
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WHY AGNOSTIC.COM? I am an ex-christian. I was not raised by conservative christian parents. I converted to christianity my freshman year in college. At that point I had it in my mind to be very given to evangelicalism. After some (terribly wasted) years I came to reject the claims of scripture and the existence of the supernatural altogether. I now identify as an agnostic atheist. WHAT DO I DO? For years (the better part of my twenties) I worked with children and the poor. I did this through both non-profit and faith-based organizations. I have since changed careers and entered the business world. WHAT AM I LOOKING FOR? I think this site is most conducive to people looking for community and I really appreciate that aspect of it. I certainly welcome the opportunity to make new friends. That said, due to my life's trajectory to this point I have never been married or close to it. As much as I am glad that I don't have an irrational, bible beating, evangelical, wife/ex-wife to make my life hell, what I feel I have missed the most is finding someone. In my heart of hearts dwells the notion of falling in love with someone incredible who one day would be my bride, best friend, and life partner.
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YES! Love Circle Jerks! Nice pull.
Life, I have to admit is "Never a dull moment !" Have challenged the "God" thing since 1st grade (in fact I managed to get transferred out of a Catholic School beginning of 2nd grade because I was always questioning it...never made sense)...one of my two younger sisters converted to Buddhism and found peace...the other became a Lutheran Minister...talk about a diverse family...that led to some interesting conversations...if I were to follow any teaching I admit it would be Buddhist... To me Nature, all of life and all of this Universe is my spiritual blanket...and that is what gives me peace. The overwhelming, unfathomable realization of our part in the vastness of our universe is far greater than any Religion could ever be... Personal relationships have always suffered because A) I was always afraid to fully commit to an Atheist philosophy, and B) anytime I hinted at it ... Well duhhh...I got slammed from all sides because of "The Norm" ... First wife was Atheist and I didn't understand at the time that it was OK to not march to the same drum as the masses...one side of me loved her for her brave attitude but the other side punished me for my "fall from grace"...very confusing considering I questioned the mania early on... Second marriage was a Religious Expose on just how hippocritical Religion really was and third marriage was an exercise in "Pass the buck"... Within two years into my third marriage I made the transition to "non-believer"...this being brought on by a cheating spouse who didn't much care if "i had a hard time forgiving her" because her take was "the devil made her do it...it was the stress of being a stay at home mom...and Her God forgave her and my feelings didn't count !"...REALLY ? I finally woke up to reality when I realized how MUCH the "Good Christians" are willing to cherry pick and hide behind their religion ... Far be it from them to take responsibility for their own actions...Don't get me wrong...I am not perfect in any way but good grief ! Anyway I finally said "FUCK THIS...FUCK YOUR RELIGION...AND ... FUCK YOU !" Got a divorce and 4 years of Cognitive Therepy with my son and am finally at peace with myself. All this while living in "THE BIBLE BELT"...that was fun...but I still managed to make friends...they continually "pray for my salvation" but they realize I am not a bad person ... Even though they consider me a lost cause. Had 4 children ... Lost the oldest to a tragic accident...of the other three ... One is in college...other is in Military...and youngeat, 18 is Aspergers and now resides with me...he is very intelligent though and its now a matter of finding his passion and get to college...and he is an Atheist like me...told you he was intelligent...🐸 .I am a multifaceted individual who doesn't put up with the BS anymore. I am a Liberal and I respect all people that deserve respect and even those of different opinion...just don't make it personal or the BS Claus kicks in real hard. I love everything that life has to offer and am not afraid to try something new. I prefer to read rather than veg on the boob tube...i love to hike and sail and ski (snow only). Will try just about anything once...twice if I like it...Am open to try pretty much anything...Would love to find a soul mate/partner in crime to share some.adventure ... Have a love for eroticism. I created a group just for that and would love for us all to share our fantasies and adventures... I have also discovered a liking for Dom/Sub B+D...I would love to explore this more with someone...I am also Polyamorous and would like to be someone's paramour...life is short but each moment can be stretched. I am easy to get along with and I respect all. We are here for community, discussion and fun... Namaste
Truth...and I REALLY loved that movie...😎
Iam very opinionated and provocative, sarcastic ,pragmatic hedonist,political,economical, social,LGBTQs & Women rights defender. I am a freedom and Liberty seeker for Buganda Kingdom in East Africa. ============================================ At age 10, I was forced onto the streets of Kampala, Uganda where I lived for almost 5 years. By age 14, I was an active opponent of the Ugandan despotic President Yoweeri Museveni dictatorship. While gaining my education, I grew as a leader, working with the Democratic Party of Uganda. In 2004 the DP expelled me for appearing on a local radio station, agitating for protection of GLBTQ co-existence and opposing a presidential order subjecting the GLBTQ community Of Uganda to arrest and torture. The radio was later fined 1000 dollars for hosting me. I penned numerous articles and began aggressively speaking through Ugandan media about GLBTQ challenges and the rampant homophobic voices. Towards the end of 2004, it was declared illegal to broadcast any content in support of GLBTQ rights. Anti-homosexual rhetoric, promoted by the regime, became the only legal position allowed In the media Remaining committed to protecting the lives and rights of GLBTQ Ugandans, I founded Spectrum Initiatives; Sexual Minorities Uganda, and was elected the organization's first public relations officer; and FreeThought Kampala. I have travelled Internationally speaking against export of this lethal homophobia in Africa. Countries like South Africa,France,Belgium,UAE,India and USA have all heard my voices. Even though,I am a defender of human rights, including those of LGBTQs, I am 1108% straight,and interested in meeting a lady---for long term. If you find me truthful and handsome, don't hesitate to inbox me for more information,feel free to ask anything...you will be answered.
What does loving yourself exactly mean? How do you know that now, you are not "loving yourself'' ? I have s different perspective, and I think the whole narrative of self loving is trash...just another bogus statements developed and embraced unlogically.
I am at the age where I won't tolerate pretense and bullshit...nothing much shocks me, and I have been around the block too many times to be scammed or fooled-- so just be yourself and be a good person and we will get along fine. I am educated, have common sense, care about people, and like to discuss things in a fact driven manner, but I am open to new ideas and am curious about how others have come to their views. Bring up any subject, and I will ask questions, research and give you my opinion and thoughts. Don't be shocked if I tell you truth...I won't sugar coat or lie for anybody. Not looking for a long term relationship...just some adult fun, whatever we can handle with no expectations and no bullshit. If it turns out to be more, we will deal with it like adults. No drama, no nonsense. I am a consummate flirt because it is good old fashion fun. Join in, if you want. Life is too short to mince words. ********************************************************** Because for some reason, people want to know: Military Brat who has traveled all over the world. Still traveling. Married 40 years to the same man. In a complicated love relationship with another man as well. Don't ask. Attended undergrad at Purdue with degrees in psychology, English and Russian literature Attended graduate school at Krannert Graduate School/Purdue with an MBA specializing in accounting and computer science. Own a business and will be retiring early in 2019 because I can. I worked my ass off in a male dominated field so, yeah, I earned it. Talk about retiring...I will be moving to the beach, Wilmington, NC, in the spring of 2019. I am tired of the cold in PA. I have family in PA so I will visit, but not in winter.... Love cats and dogs and have both...all black furbabies. I lift weights three times a week and follow keto. Still a work in progress, but I believe we can all be our best no matter where we start as long as we are determined, dedicated, and driven. I love to swim, scuba dive, and hang out at the beach. I also like to bowl and I do virtual races because I love the medals. My ice cream flavor is vanilla. Don't hate me, but I am not a chocolate or a peanut butter fan. I like sexy underwear even though no one sees them. I also love shoes, handbags, and I own probably 50 lipsticks at any one time. I am a Pisces but I don't believe in that shit. I just like the artwork...two fishes. I am 5'5" tall and weight XXX pounds...never ask a woman her age or her weight unless you are an idiot. I cuss like a sailor and I tell off color jokes and stories. My favorite words are fuck, cunt, shithole and ass wipe. I use them daily whenever I can, but with discretion and respect for others...if I cuss at you, I probably respect you a lot. I like people and appreciate the unique qualities in each person. We all have our gifts and sharing them makes us human beings. I like being a decent human being.
beautiful...and so true...thanks for posting
Born in Wisconsin and raised in Fla. My passion is butterfly gardening. I am also passionate about animal rights, esp concerning game hunting for sport. My hobbies include movies and Karaoke. I recently became atheist around 3 yrs ago. I just realized that any book that cannot be taken literally is a poor source of information. Of course, I am referring to the Bible.
Married, mom of teens. Looking for like minded friends. I enjoy Buddhist philosophy and meditation even though I don’t do it regularly. I hike to find peace and love taking pictures as I hike.
My profile picture is of me in costume as Dr. Frederick Chausable from "The Importance of Being Ernest". I am surprised that I didn't burst into flames. I like to have fun. Doing things. I love the Big Bang Theory. I can identify with Sheldon. I act a little, direct and enjoy theater. This is new for me, so be gentle, please. I enjoy Diana Krall, Soft Jazz, Coffee, Crumpets, and intelligent people. We can disagree... but please be intelligent about it. I cried when Stephen Hawking died. My favorite quote is, "When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around, but when I turned twenty-one, I was amazed at how much the old man had learned in seven years"; Mark Twain. Life is simple... to many people complicate it. I look forward to hearing from you... and you... and you.
Note: This bio is a WIP (work in progress). I'm adding to it periodically, so it might look a little disjointed. Thanks for stoppin' by! I want to say I really enjoy the sense of community that exists here. I love the intelligent questions and comments and am having a great time. (Still feel this way as of 5/10/18.) I'm a tall, bald, in decent shape "older" guy with two kids from two marriages. One is an adult (sort of) and the other lives P/T with me and with her mom. She's a teenager. I could go on and on about her, but this is supposed to be about MEEEE! LOL! I love sci-fi/fantasy films & books. Well versed in most seasons and feature film versions of Star Trek. Norwegian CL is now doing Star Trek cruises and the geeky fanboy in me is dying to go! I consider myself brutally honest. With age, I have had to work to keep my metabolism steaming along so I try to exercise vigorously and regularly. I'm kind of a Disney nut too (despite the fact that they seem to be rapidly pricing themselves out of their original target demographic; middle-class families. I still feel the "magic" when I stroll through Disneyland and love that they now own Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar, of course. It's a perfect marriage that is yielding some wonderful results. I also love vacationing in Hawaii and cruising in tropical climes. I have a (real) fantasy of retiring in HI (and I do mean fantasy), but the cost of living there is just too high so I'll have to "settle" for someplace more affordable. South Florida, maybe? Locally, I have had a love affair with Lake Tahoe since my first visit there in 1977. I have enjoyed both summer and winter activity there and would love to own a cabin or some sort of vacation home in the Tahoe basin. I consider myself beyond Libertarian (but you can call me a Libertarian), politically, and very pro Capitalist (real Capitalism, not the watered-down "crony" version we currently enjoy). I'm kind of a late bloomer to Atheism and even to religion. I was "recruited" into the Baptist religion at age 16 by a youth minister who "witnessed" to me in the middle of the street. At the time, I bought it hook, line, and sinker and proceeded to piss everyone I knew off by trying to "save" them. LOL! A few years later, I saw the light and how ridiculous the whole, mystical thing really is. I'm a wino and am fortunate enough to live in a large wine-producing area, sitting within 30 minutes to 1HR drive of 3 Appalachians (4 if you count Napa Valley). I'm fond of Zins (and we have many in the area) and love going tasting. I also enjoy craft beers and LOVE how this industry has exploded. Would love to hook up (as in meet, ok?) other local winos for tasting and socializing. Karaoke anyone? I "sing" a small repertoire of songs, some of which I have convinced myself I can do well. LOL! If you're in the greater Sacramento area...Hmmm. =] Again, I love the sense of community here, and the nice, intelligent people who continue to populate it, despite the massive growth it is experiencing.
I am looking for my best friend and a long-term relationship. I am looking for the woman who wants that and who is honest,truthful, trusting, kind, nice and loving. I am retired after working 35 and half years.
I'm looking to meet people & have some fun. If you want to keep it casual that's fine, but I'm also open to growing. The last woman I met online lived in Texas so I'm not deterred by a bit of distance. As far as dating goes, I'm looking for an open minded woman to hang out with, have interesting conversations with, play games, listen to podcasts with, flirt, cook together, watch shows/movies with, and find interesting things to do together. I'm an agnostic, sarcastic, liberal nerd. I don't have kids (niece in pic) but I don't mind if you do. Likes: inappropriate humor, cooking, interesting conversation, 🥓🌮🥧, playing games with friends (🕹 & 🎲), 📺, podcasts, & trying to exercise. Dislikes: 🍺💊🚬, reality tv, and sports. It's not necessarily a deal breaker if your into those things though.
Divorced dad and recovering born again looking to accept the void. I love learning, laughing, wine, and giving a quality foot rub. Huge movie fan, and I equally enjoy BBC dramas and rude American cartoons meant for grown ups. The chance is extremely high my music collection is bigger than yours. On the sapiophile and demisexual spectrums, I prefer intelligence, humor, and a little sentimentality in my partners. I have a thing for strong willed women and lady geeks living out their passions. Currently geeking out on mindfulness, how our brains work, and how moral psychology exposes the fallacy of the left/right divide.
Things that I enjoy include but not limited to, are road trips, live music, hiking, rock climbing and beers at the bar after. If you have something new to try I'll try it with you. I tried rock climbing because a new friend asked, it turned out to be great fun and another way to stay active. I am very much just a Blue Collar kind of guy but definitely not red necked. "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." (George Bernard Shaw). I know that we all have to grow old (or die trying) no matter how active we stay, staying active helps us grow old slower and stay healthy longer. I want to die healthy; a long time from now but still healthy. Besides, it's a lot more fun than sitting on the couch every day all day. And sometimes, I do like to sit on the couch all day, not often but once in a while. I love to watch movies and I love to listen to music and sometimes I even like to play a video game or two. I love DIY. I am not particularly artistic but I do like to build things, from small electronic devices on up to houses. If something needs fixing then I Do It Myself. I don't like to pay to have someone else do for me something I can do for myself. If I had the money I would be tempted to make an exception for the dishes. I love to read science, fact or fiction but prefer my fiction to be based on good science. I don't watch TV but I love to watch all kinds of moves, so much so that I turned my garage into a theater. My taste in music is all over the place except not so much into country or opera. Do you see common ground between us. You think at times, we can entertain, comfort, encourage... each other. I don't know who said it but it is quite true, a joy shared is twice a joy, a sorrow shared is half a sorrow.
Without much evidence, I believe that the flow of time is an illusion. What was still is, what will be already is. Just because you already made the choice doesn't preclude free will. And more importantly, your life is what you make it. Forever.
I’ve always been atheist but as time goes on I see more and more ways religion is just bad so anti-theist is closer to the mark. I’m a divorced dad of 3 and a vegan meditating musician.
You will be if she finds out!
Fairly new atheist after being extremely religious all my life. It has been just over a year since I, what? Renounced my faith? Yeah, I suppose that fits. I don't drink or smoke, sober alcoholic for 13 years. Other peoples choice there no longer bothers me unless they are idiots about it. I am incredibly frustrated by well meaning friends who are as patronizing as I once was. I am honest with them but only to a point because our worldview is so different, what I'm really thinking or feeling would be hurtful. I would love to have people in my life who I can be more transparent with. I don't know what to say here, what is relevant or not. Everything in my life is one chaotic question mark right now. I've been so uptight and fought so hard to be a good Christian for so long. Between that, my marriage ending, and all 4 of my kids being here with me (18-27) my whole world is in flux. It's not a bad thing but it leaves me a bit in conflict with old and new thoughts, values, and realities colliding. I am interested in friendships, conversations, flirting, but I am NOT interested in exclusivity or long term relationships.
What a lovey!