I was excited to find an Atheist group in my area. Not too many members, but better than nothing. I'm going to try and go to a meet-up at a restaurant with some of them this month. Might drag my friend and/or my Mom along.
Also I have gotten rid of a LOT of FB friends because I can't stand the dumb religious postings. One I still have put one up today about being grateful for all that 'god' has blessed her with. Aaarrgggh! And then another friend 'liked' it. I am having SO much trouble saying something like "it's nice 'god' gave you blessings while he let many little children die horrible, painful deaths from things like cancer. You are blessed!". Gonna hold my tongue, or I'm not going to have any friends in real life save a few.
nothing wrong w/using yer braaaaiigghhnzzz
speak up you know what is up; who set you up? god? be yourself: You heard greydon square's lyrics?
i got lyrics we all got lyrics! ha. so hrmmm.. fbook> meetup.com is where it all goes down my friend
go gorilla style ; drop .25 size flyers; photocopy?
w/mention of meetup.com group. that's how it worked down heer in the s.e. sector of the u.s.a.
thing is to have a place with indoor-outdoor option; big on that; and enough seats cya
Booklover, i recommend doing your venting on sites like this, or through local meetups. I struggle with FB too, and there is a lot i want to post there but don't. the furtherst i go is to post evolution related links, articles, or pictures. you don't want to be 'that guy/girl'. i've read many stories here about FB battles over religion, and they turn into a giant clusterfuck. that is not the forum for debates. do as our Christian friends like to say and turn the other cheek, even if they don't practice what they preach.
ps - I LYK 2READ - you may like to read but your writing style is painful for this Atheist to comprehend.
Matthew I agree, which is why I didn't post anything on her page, came here to vent, and posted my own link about the March Reason Rally in Washington D.C. (not sure of the name, but wish I could go... Rally for Reason?). Of course, nobody clicked 'like' on that. lol. I've gotten rid of most FB friends because I can't stand those little religious sayings that are all goody-goody and ridiculous. :)
thanks Matthew, and how cool you are going to the rally!
Have fun at the meetup. That's one reason I don't do FB.
I wouldn't Steph, except my daughter is away @ her University, and my Sister and her kids live 3 1/2 hours away and I communicate with all of them a lot on FB. We even play Scrabble together everyday and that's a fun way to stay connected. I could tell all my friends I'm only keeping my family. We'll see, maybe that would be a good option!
booklover, I find FB to be a monumental waste of time, energy and effort. Allow me to share a good piece of advice given to me when I was a young man (and I'm pretty sure I'm older than you).
"Never argue with a fool. People looking in from the outside may not be able to tell the difference."
Morons will praise their cosmic Jewish zombie for giving them cancer, diabetes, and their nephew schizophrenia. You may not have many friends in real life, but those you do are worth their weight in gold. And even with a small group in your area of Illinois (I'm 350 miles south of you in the same State), there is the possibility of finding a few more golden nuggets. Find them, cherish them, and keep them close.
P.S. @I LYK 2 READ. I've to go with matthew greenberg on this one. Meaning no personal disrespect, you may like to read, but you sure as hell don't know how to write.
I'm 44 Pat~ Illinois sure is a long state! I've never heard of your town/city. I agree about FB, but I do enjoy playing Scabble with my Sister, chatting with my 12-year old niece, and sending funny pics with my daughter away @ her University.
I am lucky to have a Mom, husband, and kids 17 and almost 20 who are Atheists to talk to, and a good friend who is. I have several friends I'm very open with who don't agree with me and act like they are putting up with my silly non-beliefs rather than me putting up with their silly beliefs. Those are the friends I'm getting tired of, lol.
I don't actually live in the town, which has a population of 250 - including the cats and dogs. I'm about 50 minute drive south of Carbondale, and about a 20 minute drive from where the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers meet. As we say down here, I live out where the hoot owls wink at the chickens.
My city has 150,000 and nobody has heard of it either, lol.