Being a part of a religious society I often find myself socially restricted just because of being an athiest. Unable to enjoy social activities as much as other arround me do. Dou you feel anything of this sort?
Yes, I do. Being a bit of a recluse, I am not missing much more than I would if I were a more social creature, but when I do want to have conversation with co-workers or friends, it becomes readily apparent that my debate skills need more polishing before I can feel comfortable enough to openly profess my views. I am working on that daily, and in the mean time, I simply enjoy the company of others while mentally taking note of what I need to research to create valid arguments in the future! I feel a strong need to raise the important questions with those I am close to and in time I shall. So, yes, I do feel the sting of loneliness at times.