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I often am frustrated by the lack of events in my town WITHOUT some kind of religious affiliation. This includes clubs, special events, and sleep away camps. Do you find this problem in your area as well?

By SaraiBloomquist3
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Yes. But I'm also surrounded by other towns. It doesn't make a huge difference. There still isn't a whole lot going on around here, but I get what you mean.


I live in Council Bluffs, and, yes, it is a big problem. Your best bet would be to find your local atheist group and join in on some of their monthly events.

Trey Level 2 Feb 28, 2018

I used to live in Lincoln Nebraska, about 30 years ago, oops I just dated myself.


I just wish I lived in a town that HAD events!! smile007.gif

If you think that the deluge of religious events in Lincoln is maddening, imagine comparing it to the utter lack of anything in a town of barely 1,000 people! smile002.gif :'-D


which is a main reason people stay in religions.





bingst Level 8 Oct 23, 2017

Yeah, there are a lot of religious events around here. But also not since my area is a fishing area. So, we also have a lot of events that aren't religious.


I don't find it as much of a problem as something that people don't talk much about. I think if there was enough motivation and marketing for such things to happen, I think a lot of like-minded people would get on-board with it.



BD66 Level 7 Oct 8, 2017

There are quite a bit. My Girl Scout troop meets at a church, most camps meet at a church, WHY SO MANY CHURCHES!!!


You can't fault people for wanting to hang with people of similar values and beliefs. You can via groups like find likeminded people to socialize with or just do the things you enjoy and make friends with people doing what you enjoy doing. You're going to have to reach out.

SamL Level 7 Oct 8, 2017

I have actually never thought to check however I will now. My thing there is that it will probably be things mostly for adults. I want my children to be able to be around other atheist/agnostic families so that they understand they are not alone. However maybe I can attempt to use Meetup to start something like this in my area. Thanks for the idea!!


i actually haven't ran into many events that have religious affiliation

Sarcasm Level 6 Oct 8, 2017

You can create your own events. Try

Che26m Level 5 Oct 8, 2017

Yes. I live in a very rural, conservative part of Kansas. Almost every social activity has some sort of religious component.

Same I live in Lincoln NE - good ol Bible belt!! lol


Yes, Sarai, this is a big problem for me. I often have my grandchildren over and they want to do what their school buddies are doing.

Boudica Level 5 Oct 7, 2017

I'm in a small town in West Virginia and if it doesn't have Jesus attached its ran out of town

Yep. same problem for me small town Michigan.


I live in Kansas City Missouri so like Michael I'm blessed constantly throughout the day. More often when I wear my Atheist T-shirt. I smile and walk away.

paul1967 Level 8 Oct 7, 2017

well i live in the bible belt, i can't go to a store for a pack of smokes without having to get a blessed day. lmao

I`m sorry!

Exactly!!! lol


Oooooooh, how sad! That kind of problem is alien here on top of the fence on my side of the hill. I hate to say this, but it keeps popping up in my mind - that line from the movie G.I.Jane, "seek life elsewhere!" my apologies, dear

That is one of my fav movies tho lol "I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A bird will fall frozen from a bow without EVER having felt sorry for itself"

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