Just a quick introduction! I'm a member on a few other atheist websites, and sort of stumbled into this one but happy I did. I can't believe how big this community is online, wow.
A little about me, I was raised in a Christian home. I spent most of my adulthood, following the faith. I think that indoctrination as a kid has a lot to do with shackling someone to religion into adulthood. Fear, dependency, control, all tactics used by religion to keep people compliant. I do have good memories, of course. It was my identity for a very long time. Now, I'm 33, and in my late 20's I started discovering truth, as it really is. Not as I was taught it should look like. I read a lot about Charles Darwin's unraveling of his own Christian faith, and followed a lot of his logic to assessing the Bible, and figuring things out on my own. That is something religion doesn't afford a person--the ability to critically think and make decisions.
I love long walks on the beach, and holding hands...oops. Wrong profile. hehe
I try to bring humor into the mix as much as possible. If we can't laugh at life, what's the point?
I look forward to getting to know you all...and if you have questions for me, feel free to ask me in the open or pm. Whatever you like. :)
Hi! I just joined yesterday so I'm still getting a feel for the place.
My story is fairly similar to yours as I grew up christian going to church and all that. But for my parents it wasn't a big deal to go to church so overtime we just went to church less and less and while my mom or sister may have gone (my dad never did) I would somehow avoid it. I'm finishing up my 4th year of college right now and I never went to a regular sunday service. Just a few easters with my friends. Combine that with years of learning science and math and how the earth really works and I gradually lost what little faith I had going into college. Finally last summer I realized I didn't believe in god at all. Looking back, it took a few years to really let go of my religion but I'm glad I did!
Nice to meet you. Lots of great groups to join here.
Nope, just go to the group page & join up....simple. Sometimes we send invitations because a particular group may not have been noticed, but joining any group anytime works fine. There are so many that it's easy to miss some, & there are so many different interests.
P.S........click the follow buttons to be notified of comments, etc.
Anytime, & thanks for the comment.
I'm also a new comer here. I've made 3 friends so far. 2 of them have already commented here.
As George said, I'm too still getting a feel for the place. This site is HUGE with blogs, groups, chats, forums, walls. Its a bit tougher for me as I have never used Facebook, and still refuse to join it.
No need for facebook, a lot of us refuse to use it.....including me!
Hey Patricia, that's great to know you don't use facebook too. Do you like reading humour? You might like this one:
Hahahaha.......flakebook, fakebook, faceblock, farcebook, all kinds of names.
I like reading things to make me laugh, lots of that around this site too.
Fellow non-Facebooker by choice here. Thanks for the laugh!
Many of us do not like or use "Facetruck" or "Snitter." You might notice that I had to sanitize my pet names of them here. Turn the "n" into an "h" and you get the last one. Remove "tr" from the first one and just add that names first letter and you got it.
That's what I think of both of them. Quotes now, "I'm on the run from the law. Here I go past Seven 11 right now." How utterly dumb!