I'm thrilled to see so many fellow Atlantans on here!
I'm 29 single mother of one child, who will be two in February. I'm currently a Sociology major at the University of West Georgia. Eventually I WILL finish this degree...
The divorce papers just came three days ago and I am absolutely tickled pink about it. The word "freedom" doesn't even begin to cover how I feel. I am actually seeing someone at the moment, but it's not serious and doesn't appear to be going in that direction. I'm having a good time, but I'd much prefer something a bit more permanent. And before you start smelling "rebound" I'd just like to point out that while the papers just came, I've been living apart from the ex for a year now...we were married only in name for all that time.
Hey everyone, I'm Patrice and I am a native of Atlanta, but OTP since childhood. I was raised Catholic by my very devout parents, and learned early that being anything but a protestant in the south will make you some sort of freak. As a kid I was hounded by other kids with questions and accusations for being Catholic. Ugh. By the time I finished high school and went off to college, I knew that I wasn't believing anything I had been raised with, and took the opportunity while away from home to find my true feelings and deal with them. I don't remember at what point I made it clear to my parents that I was no longer interested in religion, but I think they took it well, considering that they raised me to think for myself and to find my own answers.
I don't know if there are others here like me who are still somewhat conservative, minus the issues that depend upon religious inclinations. I may be alone here, too, but hey, I'm used to it by now.
I am not intolerant of religion, I realize that many people on the planet need it because they don't have the strength to function without it. They need to think that there is something or someone out there who is really in control so they don't have to be. I can't be disrespectful of the many religious people I am surrounded by constantly, so I keep my thoughts to myself unless the person I am with is of like-mind, or knows me well and doesn't care that I don't believe. There are some!
I was once married, years ago in the 80s after college, never had children, never really wanted any. I have been out of a long-term relationship for about a year now, and I'm not the type who wants to be alone. I've had years upon years of being single, and it sucks.
My interests include photography, travel, writing, jewelry-making, my little website where I sell stuff, technology in general. I am fanatical about music, and enjoy many types, especially electronic. I have an bit of a fascination with time, dates, calendars, watches, other dimensions?, quantum physics, and string theory. I'm a weirdo.
My name is Adam Johnson, I grew up in Sanford NC and after high school went to ECU and studied psychology and english. I worked as a freelance herpetologist for 4 years (2003-2007). In March 2008 I moved to California and have coached soccer for the last year. I am moving to SC on February 25, 2009 so I can be closer to my family. I plan on going back to school and finishing english and getting a degree in zoology. I want to teach high school english while working on my own discoveries about the earth and life.
I grew up in a independent baptist church and constantly got in trouble for asking questions about things I didn't understand. I am very passionate about learning new things, specifically science.
I have played in bands since I was 13. I was in the band Tendrils for 5 years and recorded a couple of albums and toured. Fun times. Once I get back to the east coast my best friend and I are starting another band.
It would be nice to get to know more atheists in the south so I my company will have something in common with me.
I am not in South Carolina but I'm in the south. I'm from Florida. I have a brother that lives in Columbia, SC (and hates it) so I go up there from time to time.
I grew up as a Jehovah's Witness. I rejected that about 6/7 years ago but only started considering myself an atheist a couple years ago. What pulled me out of the spiritual realm was my love of science.
Hi, I'm Brad. I'm 39 years young, I just currently have been layed-off. I live in N.E. Iowa. The truth is I have been married twice and divorced twice, I have a daughter, Bradi, who is 12 years old. After my first divorce I told myself I would never get married again, and well, I went three years single and met a woman who I dated for three years. During that six year period I wasn't in the best state of mind, (side-railed by someone I thought I could trust and loosing my daughter), ALOT of questions I asked myself, mostly about other people.... I didn't get many answers, just more questions, until after my second divorce, when I found the best way to understand others is to first fully understand yourself. In short I no longer mistake lust for love, and realized that understanding is the missing link to fully loving someone, and wit isn't a replacment for wisdom. FYI, my 2 D's were both catholics, ARRRG !, now I know... If there is anything I can elaborate on for anyone please feel free to write. :^)
however it seems useless for me to write here but i want to introduce myself here too.
first of all my real name is Mehdi and i am from iran because of it for security reasons i won't give more identifying info here. i am an ex-muslim .
i am 26 and atheist since i was 19 years old.
i am single and never married and have no children and don't want have them.
i want to emigrate from Iran whenever i can.
hmmm ... if you have any question please ask.
Hello, Mehdi, I don't think it's useless for you to be here. I admire your intellectual courage. I was in the US Army for almost 12 years, and got out in 1992. I'm glad I did, because I would never want to be involved in any war that is even partly religious.
I love the beautiful natural setting in your photo!