Just wondering.... more than 30,000 members. At most, I am guessing 20 or 30 or so post discussions or get involved in discussion. Not that I keep track.
That's the size of a mega-church. Sorry for the analogy. It's about the size of the town where I grew up. Also not a good analogy, that town was a sorry excuse for an over-sized septic tank. Let's just say it's a lot of people.
Anyway, I wonder what happens for the folks who sign on and don't post. I hope this site is useful for them. I suppose if 30,000 people were all posting and discussing it would be kind of overwhelming. Maybe page-views generate some funding for the site?
I also wonder about people who used to be very active, then.... poof! vanished! There are a bunch of them. Did they get bored? Found Jesus? Get busy and no longer had time? Found peace with being atheist, the need was met, move on?
Just speculating. I sometimes welcome new members hoping to inspire involvement, and others do a lot more of that than I do.
"Yikes! I guess you are at sea in a roaring ocean of religious people and woo-spewers then."
Wow, what a dramatic and humorous image! And, I think it's close to correct.
Thank you for that image.
I just really like a lot of the people on here. We've been here together for so many years, and told each other about so much in our lives, that we are friends. Friends that don't believe in bullshit, so that is refreshing!
I used to be a VERY social (sociable?) person. I'm not now! I'm kind of hermit-y, and I like it!
I'm kind of hermit-y too. :)
That goes for you too Michael.....:)
I'm a hermit-y kind of a guy, and like it also. However, I would like at least one physical friend to talk with and do things with. Several would be OK, but one would be enough for me.
Yes Spud that would suit me as well....Everyone needs at least one really good friend..
All you need is one good friend..so you are doing great Mindy.........
I think that's how I ended up a theist. As a very young man my friend was Casper the Friendly Ghost. It was so neat that I was the only one who could see him. Just change the names around a little bit and you have an insight to understanding the religious idiot down the street.
I'm told that Hillary Clinton swears to the extreme, so I wouldn't worry about it. This is only an issue when it becomes an embarassment.