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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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.
If you are on this site and have any belief at all I will assume you are a coward, stupid, or a troll. I am here to meet like minded people with similar interests. I do have to say I do respect devout religious people who live what they believe, but I think what they believe is ridiculous superstition that takes accountability for actions out of the hands of themself. My morals are high ground and I ask no forgiveness for my actions. I hope we can be friends eh. :-)
Very Lloyd Cole ish, Love it!
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.
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!
Not fat. Still has hair.
Nasenbluten, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Pixies.
I lived my whole life in Brooklyn NYC and was married 27 years. I'm new to Florida and looking to meet like minded people for friendships and/or dating. I am in no rush for another long-term commitment but I'm not just looking for a hook-up either.
Well, a little about me here. I'm a quiet person, especailly in large groups of people and would probably consider myself an introvert of sorts. I prefer being in smaller groups of people and more intimate settings. Some people would call me reserved and I am in public more than in private. I was raised Catholic and attended Catholic schools for 10 years. While I never bought into the doctrine, even from an early age, I am appreciative of the education I received. I can remember someone once telling me that Catholics usually become Athiests, Agnostics or Unitarians. I have found that is pretty close to the truth in many cases. I left the church many, many years ago and haven't looked back. I can remember in school, getting in quite a bit of trouble for not accepting what was being shoved down my throat. Of course, attending school in the '60's was a turbulent time for quite a few things. I can't say that I look at things in terms of black and white but find more shades of gray. When I was younger, I thought I knew everything, but life has a way of changing us and giving us a different filter to look through. I've been divorced and I've been widowed, and while both are painful, both are survivable. Life does go on if you're willing to move on. My divorce reinforced in me the type of man I never want in my life again. I didn't hop right back into marriage but gave myself time to heal. My marriage to my late husband taught me that there are good men out there. What I will say is that I'm not afraid to love again because I had some painful experiences. That's life, you pick yourself up and brush yourself off. I have a dry sense of humor and enjoy watching British comedies. I like being around people who don't take things too seriously or themselves for that matter and are drama free. Drama makes my head hurt. Some people seem to thrive on it - I would not be one of those. I'm originally from Michigan and moved here in the early '80's. Moving from a small town in Michigan to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area was quite an eye opener to be sure. While Texas is too conservative for me, I'm sure Michigan isn't much better these days either. But I'm still living in this area and have made it my home. I've been in the restaurant industry since the early '90's working both restaurant operations and distribution. It's a hard industry but you meet many foodies and people who share their love of all things culinary. If anything, I've learned to use a knife without chopping off a finger so it's all good. I'm looking to meet friends here and yes open to dating as well. But it all starts with being friends and see where things go from there.
A couple of Buckeye nuts here. I, Bill, will probably be the dominant user of the profile. Hard middle class workers who love our Harley and Indian during the riding season. She surely likes the Indian most. She's open to other females. Well, hell, so am I. She's 3 years younger than the profile age. We enjoy most basic activities. A couple of kinky one's also. Mary is a wonderful mommy also for the right.....Other than that, I just have a big head for putting my political opinion out there and will dive into some other issues also.
Yea, I don't think placing blame for a pregnancy solely on men is the way to go about combating reproductive rights and or abortions. Her numerous attempts to break down the semantics of how many it takes, birth control or not, the effects of its use, on and on.... seems to be more of a hatred for the male population. Lets take the first one which is the first and foremost issue of them that basically wraps everything up in a nut shell. It indeed takes 2! Naturally anyways. Now we have to break that down into age groups, in my opinion. Where our most concern should be our teenage years where we are mainly engaged in our sexuality based on hormones and peer pressure, I'm quite likely to give her that as being somewhat right. And I might argue is our societies biggest problem when it comes to abortions. I might even let that carry over into the 20's somewhere for males. My own personal experience tells me I must. But at some point it's each sides responsibility to manage an adult measure of thought and preparedness to conduct a sexual relationship, according to the stage they are at in life and who they are practicing with at any given time frame. Then be adult enough to deal with any unfavorable consequences if practice goes array. As I'm scrolling down I finally see a comment form her,"I don't remember saying "all men", as she left me with the same impression. I find this to be, quite honestly, an issue used in politics our politicians can very well be the target of hers. They indeed deserve it! Being I believe they use it as a dividing factor as they also use it as a monetary advantage. Considering Planned Parenthood is one of their top contributors! Ok, what's missing from all the rants on her post. Not only from her but all the replies! Family and education!?! I rest my case!
Living in Ireland for 14 years, still having my story written.
I'm Liberal in my politics and I'm an Advocate for low income families. I help people pay overdue rent or utilities for a living. I was raised in a Conservative church, but I always had my doubts. I am on a lifelong search to find where I belong. As far as interests are concerned, I am a news junkie, a Superhero and Star Trek fan, a History buff, occaisional actor onstage, and I enjoy going to the movies and eating out. I would also love to travel if I ever get the opportunity.
The story of my entire life. I hope that there comes a time where I can do what I want with whom I want.
I have been a nonbeliever pretty much my whole life. My mom grew up Catholic and became agnostic, my dad was always agnostic. My grandma took me to the Lutheran church and I enjoyed the singing. She baptized me in the bathtub so that I wouldn't go to hell. Sounds funny but she was (in her mind) legitimately concerned and she was the best human I have ever known. I did a basic amount of research in college on religions and slowly became more and more atheist. I am all about truth and need proof. I am attracted to intelligence and protectiveness. I tend to have liberal views politically but my desires for a relationship are more traditional. I work in behavioral health and I am in grad school for Social Work.I have kids 50/50. I moved to AZ from IL in 2008. I have a chow/lab mix, a bird, and want a cat. I enjoy hiking, camping, seeing live music, trying new foods and beers. Anything else you would like to know please ask. I am enjoying the community so far :)
I love both!
Hey. If you women want me to take you out to dinner just ask me. I'll say yes. Must be mature enough and be sexually uninhibited. I won't be reliving school dating rituals with you. Sex and orgasms are available but optional. I'm retired, former house mover, now I give them away IF you and your family and friends are willing to do the work required. Its not that hard. I'll teach you how to fund the land etc. There is an opportunity for a host/hostess for podcasts to show people how to do what I teach you. If I contact you and offer you money it's because I read you are going through a rough time. Take it. I ask that you register with PayPal and give me your cell number to make it easy for me to transfer it. I will not call you and more than likely forget I did it. Tom Canavan Cascade, VA.
I swear I didn't laugh at all of those jokes.
Hi everyone! What's up? My name is Agnes and I'm from Poland. I'm glad I've found this site and I hope thanks to it I will meet interesting people similar to me :D By profession, I'm an interior designer, yet since a year I'm learning on my own how to code because I would like to become a Front-End Developer (I do my best to reach that goal ^^). In my free time, I love to take photos. Check out my Instagram - parallel.universe.studio, and tell me what do you think :-)
I was in the Navy for twelve years so I was a sailor. Now that I have the time I'm a musician. Please don't believe everything your mother told you about sailors and or musicians. It's all true of course but you don't have to believe it do you? My greatest achievement was my watch station on board my first ship. There I was, a nineteen year old Gunnersmate standing at the helm of a Navy destroyer cutting through the Atlantic ocean. Driving the ship wasn't a complicated thing but did I ever feel powerful. It's one of my fondest memories. I've been on this site for a few days and am rather surprised that we of like mind are really diverse and contrary with each other at times. We do seem to agree on discarding the idea of religion and that's become a deal breaker for me in meeting people for dating or friendship. I met a woman who wanted to convince me (high school dating game) that she wouldn't have sex with me cause she's a good girl. She was a preacher's ex wife. I don't want a good girl, I want a girl who isn't afraid of her sexuality and is not afraid of exploring. The key word is consensual. I want a relationship that is based on sharing not requiring or needing someone to make me happy. I'll take care of that myself. I sing and play guitar for fun and sometimes money. I admit I also play a banjo and if you can play a bluegrass fiddle I will worship you.
Oh this is a good one!!!!
Baptised and confirmed as a Catholic . Had doubts about all of it as early as primary school, couldn't square the circle then, can't now, so don't even try. I suppose the absolute clincher, not that there was any doubt, was 9/11. Found Christopher Hitchens a couple of years ago and he articulated, far better than I could, exactly what I thought. I love intellectual discourse on atheism but not silly semantics and points scoring. Essentially each to their own just don't try and impose your beliefs on me or on the unsuspecting or vulnerable. I'm not particularly bothered about the dating aspect nothing I write will mean or alter anything, it will come down to what I look like, a little shallow perhaps but from experience that's all that counts. I may make some friends alone the way but as for a romantic involvement, highly unlikely, I'd like to be proved wrong but that is also highly unlikely. I could write a massive bio but is anybody really interested, if you are then please ask :-) Other than that I'm friendly and chatty so if you fancy a chin wag, from anywhere in the world, give me a shout :-) https://youtu.be/DohRa9lsx0Q
I believe that all consciousness is connected we just haven't evolved enough yet to get anywhere near understanding it or its potential (or otherwise)
Greeting to my fellow members on this site. First I would like to thank the creators of this site for doing such a wonderful job and allowing those of us with non religious views to network with like minded people. I was raised in an urban area in New Jersey with Christianity being my parents choice of religion, Even though I grew up in a Christian household I have always had my doubts. I am an introvert that can do well in social climates as well, My hobbies are exercise, aerobics, reading, dancing and hiking, I am very a liberal agnostic and have no desire to debate the existence or non existence of god, Whatever the next man chooses as their belief is their prerogative, I am on here primarily for community.
Very informative. Thanks for sharing this @Stevil
68 year old retired guy. Happily married. Financially secure. Reasonable health. Active 'adventure' traveler. I enjoy the Caribbean, South America, and the National Parks of the USA. Two cats rescued from SISCA, and a German Shepherd acquired from a USAF canine unit breeder as a pup. We enjoy gardening in the spring and summer here in Ohio. We raise a vegetable garden, lots of strawberries and asparagus. And a large Hummingbird/butterfly habitat. I'm a conservative guy politically, lifestyle wise, and believe in 'live and let live'. You're not going to change my opinions on stuff. And I'm not going to try to change yours. I'm here for interesting discussions on numerous topics....
When you change a pet's food, you should do it gradually by mixing a progressively greater % of the new stuff, in with the old stuff. This usually prevents any of those unpleasant reactions such as "the poopies", vomiting, and skin/gum reactions.
Recently moved from West Palm Beach Florida to Savannah GA. I don't know many people here yet so I thought I'd give this a shot. I enjoy music, and a good book! I'm really interested in meeting some open minded people who enjoy learning about the universe as much as I do! Going out drinking can be fun, but my brain craves more intellectual stimulation these days! If you want to discuss quantum theory, or M theory, or the origin of life, id be delited to pick your brain.
Stumbled upon this and got curious. I'm an atheist, interested in discussions and community.
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.
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.