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I find it interesting that so much time is spent talking about religion on a website dedicated to not believing in a god. I understand newbies just joining that need emotional and intellitual support for coming out on the site. Its hard to overcome a life's worth of indoctrination. It can be scary or unsettling to step into this arena.

However, Im not really one to talk. I spent most of my online time arguing politics. That's another no-no around yhe dinner table. Oh well I guess we are all just human. Lol

Addendum: I see I hit a nerve with a lot of you. So sorry, it wasn't meant to be taken that seriously. I do find it ironic, but generally i just move past those that involve religion. I've been an atheist for 45 years and a member on here for over a year. I suppose i should have known better than have poked the bear.

I thought my self-deprecation in the second paragraph would have tipped it off and disarmed the first paragraph. I guess I was wrong.

t1nick 8 Apr 14

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Brcause its there. Lol

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By "interesting" I assume that you mean "ironic" or not what you expected. The #1 reason why people join this site (unless they are misguided) has to do with religion--ostensibly, it is the lack of religion, but religion is still the driving force. People join cooking sites to discuss cooking; people join crafting sites to learn how to do crafts or share their knowledge. While there are many opportunities to discuss issues other than religion on this site, it is still why we are here. I do not find it interesting or unusual.

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We are all human...and it is discussion and listening that will bring us to understanding, and hopefully empathy for others who think and act differently than us. It is what is sorely lacking these days in our overall social discourse.

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I've never lost my fascination with religion.

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From the "About Us" page:

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We hope to provide a safe place for people to share their thoughts and opinions, get involved in secular causes, keep up with news, and even meet others."

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skado Level 8 Apr 14, 2019
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I find the discussions interesting.

I really do not find discussions of religions and myths distressing.

I find them illuminating to people trying to understand their own baffling natures.

It is just tales like Aesop's.

It is when they were given the power of the sword when the problem happened.

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I'm just wondering what exactly you'd like for us to talk about? You don't talk politics, you're not into talking about religion. We talk about things we have in common, for most of us, that's religion and or politics.

I'm wondering if you know about groups? If you wish to talk music, movies, the 80s, sex, cats, dogs, gardening, or whatever, there's something for everyone, you just need to look.

You've intetacted with me on politics many times. My post was really mote rhetorical than serious. Aftetall, I self-depricated my own penchant for talking politics all the time.

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I suspect a large portion of us live in the bible belt and deal with the religious every day. Thus a great deal of our time and thought is sadly still wrapped up in religion. Natural that the one thing we all certainly have in common is something that creeps up in conversation.
We also all tend to be concerned with religions role in government.

Well put.

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for me, the issue isn't trying to prove there are no gods. the issue is trying to work toward separation of church and state. on the other hand, when i see people saying "i'm an atheist because there is no good, decent god" i sometimes comment because of course that has nothing to do with whether there are any gods, just whether there are any respectable gods. i don't believe in nice gods or naughty gods lol. so sometimes people's ideas are interesting and i want to respond. however, you WILL notice we DO have other categories on this site, and they're well frequented too.

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One of my very favorite things to do is make fun of organized religion and its organizers. It’s not polite to do it anywhere else but here save for a few friends who enjoy it too.

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It's dedicated to nonbelievers who wish to talk about most anything they want, including politics and religion. There are advocates and activists here, too, who post about relevant information that can impact nonbelievers, women's autonomy, and the LGBT community, etc.

If you prefer to not see religious posts in your feed you can go to the home page and just below "Recent Group Posts, you will see a settings icon to the right. Click on that and customize what you want to see in your feed.

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totally agree with you. Politics is much more interesting than god. And it's real.

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As much as I wanted to get my ex-girlfriend out of religion ( she's a Mormon ) for I think was for her benefit she has some issues that I think that indoctrination is only pushing her further down the rabbit hole with her mental health I really think religion is Making things worse for her but it is her decision to stay at the end of the day ; I would like to have helped; even though we have parted ways.

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I see I hit a nerve with a lot of you. So sorry, it wasn't meant to be taken that seriously. I do find it ironic, but generally i just move past those that involve religion. I've been an atheist for 45 years and a member on here for over a year. I suppose i should have known better than have poked the bear.

I thought my self-deprecation in the second paragraph would have tipped it off an disarmed the first paragraph. I guess I was wrong.

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That stood out to me at first. Back then there werent that many posts so I would end up reading stuff I wasnt interested in but now I can scroll by

I agree

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I feel the same way. Just ignore and move on.

I always do. Lol

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Agnostic

a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of god or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in god.

Just by its very name, this website isn’t dedicated to not believing in god.

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I personally believe that many of the older men here are just looking for something, religious or not, as they try to cast a very wide net.

Very specific of you, or not. I'm one of the older gentlemen on here and I couldn't give fig about religion. Lol

What a strange comment. So what do you think the older men are trying to catch with their very wide nets ?. Apart from a relationship with a younger woman possibly.

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You'll find a wide variety of people on here, some like to debate, some want to start drama, and others are extermely fake because they are trying to attarct a mate. People here have a wide variety of views and objectives.

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I hardly ever talk about religion, almost ever, there's no point.

I know that Novelty. Weve had some very insightful and enlightening political discussions. We hold some similar positions on things at times.

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