I'm here because I don't have a lot of atheist people to talk to. Primarily, I'm here looking fer love. I don't want religion in the mix. I play a lot of video games. I like to write poems, lyrics, novels, short stories. I like mythology and literature. I practice jiu-jitsu and boxing a little. I really want to get into parkour and breakdancing. I would like to travel to awesome nature places like Havasupai Falls, the mountains where they filmed LOTR, space. I like the adventure. I like studying human behavior. The dynamics of individuals and collectives. Sociology, behavioral psychology, anthropology, no apologies. Bars. I love food. Tacos, sushi, pho, InNOut, bacon wrapped anything, ceviche, baby carrots and celery, chicken wings, those biscuits at Red Lobster, the salad at Olive Garden... it goes on. Favorite movies and shows: Fight Club, Fight Club, and Fight Club. And BrBa. And Friends, Fresh Prince, Seinfeld. Books: The Modern Day Prometheus. The Lucifer Effect. Helter Skelter. Brave New World. Iliad. Odyssey. Video Games: Starcraft, Fallout, TES, Mass Effect, Age of Mythology, Half-Life, Tales of Symphonia. Not much of an anime person, but I do like: AvatarTLAB; FMA Brotherhood; Death Note - lil bit. Music: RATM, Imm. Tech., Lana del Rey, PMJ, Tupac, CRO, Cage the Elephant, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tears for Fears, Eminem, anything else that sounds cool. If you want to exchange gamertags on any client, wanna meet up, wanna talk, or anything else, just ask. Cut the foreplay, and just ask.
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?
Life long atheist i am a full time electron microscopist and a part time leather mardi gras mask artist.
From age 8 to 18 I lived in the hometown of Jerry Falwell, the evangelical founder of the Moral (sic) Majority (sic), which was sickening.
I'm something of an artistic "Renaissance man" - Multi-instrumentalist, Songwriter, Composer, Writer, Choreographer, Producer, Director, Graphic Artist - always in search of female models and performers to add to my ever increasing mythology I call "Tales from the Last Inn". I loosely identify as a priest of Spiritual Humanism in that I believe there is a spiritual realm, even if it is limited to creativity, intuition, empathy,...but I disagree in their core belief that existing religions should be unified. Truth should prevail and all that is proven untrue should be summarily dismissed. Moreso, I see the greatest damage, evil if you will, through out human history has been by those proclaiming to represent the greatest good. My primary cases in point are "modern" evangelical messianic faiths which cause bigotry, terrorism, climate change denial and a deep seated desire for an "end time" for mankind when their so-called gods will somehow come save or redeem them. This is utterly destructive insanity and I feel it is of the utmost importance they are exposed and not allowed to continue their indoctrination. While I seek friends of all ages, races and sexual orientations my social and romantic interests are centered in the lovely young women who are my models and performers. These are usually platonic and often paternal relationships but often consensual romantic encounters happen. I've never married and never intend to do so. I am married to my arts and love far too many women to be fully and honestly committed to just one.
What is on my mind? Besides the anti-social bald wretchedness of the Republican Congress, I think about this quote a lot: "At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless; Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is... and there is only the dance." I think about Puccini, Chopin, Copeland-- and actually, Buckethead. I could go on for awhile, but just a bit more. Here are some words from my plate to yours: William James, Dostoevsky, Dada, Baby Driver, Eminem, Godard, Elizabeth Warren, cioppino, Lucien Freud, Breugel, animal friends,"bathed in light," and we will end with Occam's Razor. Last item: I am in my 60's. I live in both Bakersfield, CA (where I teach), and in San Diego. I am outside--in many senses-- whenever possible. Please say hello! I will pour virtual coffee.
I have many strong views about life that are well thought out and I would love to share with others while also listening to yours. Religion is one of them and I am so glad to have thought my way out of the bullshit I was raised in. Congrats to you all for being a member of a website meant for people who put more thought into things than the average person. You’re the type of person that makes me feel at ease.
I'm going to hell for sure, at least That's what I'm continually, and constantly told. So I'm Hoping to meet and get to know fellow members on the road to hell.
We humans have a desire to name and explain things, I often feel that things that we can't explain frighten us to the point we need a god or some type of superhero to protect us from the unknown and what's scary.
I joined this site primarily for dating purposes. I was once married, but divorced decades ago, and have no kids. I'd like to find a like-minded woman who complements me, also with no kids, and who wants to start a family. I'm pretty well settled in my own beliefs and generally label myself a steadfast agnostic. *** A person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God. - https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/agnostic A person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (such as God) is unknown and probably unknowable. - https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agnostic
I'm self educated. I have always had a passion for science and did well in school in all subjects relating to science except math. Chemistry allowed me to understand math because it showed me why and how it's true. I want to understand why things are the way they are not just accept that they are because they are.
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.
Hi, I'm Michael. I'm a member of the Atheist Community of Tulsa (ACT). I enjoy reading, science, craft beers, astronomy, travel, hiking, and art.
I am originally from Iraq, an outspoken agnostic, used to work as a human rights activist, investigative journalist, and as a political researcher until all these things got me a death threat which forced me to leave the country in 2014.
I love boxing, listening to music, making music, watching movies, skate boarding, learning or talking about interesting things.
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?
Single father living in the IE. I enjoy fitness, cycling, hiking, dancing, cooking/eating, live bands. Not much of a drinker but I do enjoy a cocktail once in a while. I have two daughters a 22 year old and a 17 year old. I have plenty of free time to dedicate to a woman who is looking for a good man. Looking for a woman who is intelligent, witty, passionate and is able to think for herself and not influenced by outdated concepts. Able to judge me by the man I am and how I treat her and not by the fact that i am not a member of mass delusions/hysteria. So tired of dating sites where women say they are looking for a "god fearing man". I always wonder do they really know what they are asking for.
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, and I have recently found a great guy and planning a life together. I am originally from NY, but have been in Florida (Manatee County) for 26 yrs.
In my free time, when I'm not hanging out with friends, I like to read nonfiction books, listen to music (I listen to all kinds, although I tend to gravitate towards alternative and heavy metal.), and play video games. I wouldn't consider myself a hardcore gamer though. I consider myself a random, geeky, nerdy, freethinking, unique dude and I'm sure that my friends would agree. I approach life with an open mind and love having philosophical discussions with other like minded people. I like learning about world history and science (I particularly like physics, astronomy, social geography, and political science). I love to travel and when given the chance, I enjoy visiting other countries.
I listen to the podcast.