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Comment by Patricia on April 4, 2014 at 1:22am

I signed up with a screen name, changed it to my real full name, & then decided to remove my last name because it was more comfortable. I've never had any surprises, & I've never hidden my atheism, but I just didn't like my full name showing. Comfort is important to me, whether physical or emotional.

Comment by Plinius on April 4, 2014 at 1:05am

Thanks Patricia. I don't want everyone to google my name and find me here - had a few surprises - so I changed to my old bookcross name.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 4, 2014 at 1:00am

Comment by Arp on April 3, 2014 at 9:57pm

Hi Patricia,

Where I live, no body will care if you are just an atheist and keep your mouth shut. But if you are an anti-theist/anti-religious (like me) and criticize religion, you will be in trouble for sure.

Our constitution protects all stupid religious beliefs and calls itself "secular".

Comment by Patricia on April 3, 2014 at 1:34pm

Nice to meet you, "Plinius"!

Comment by Patricia on April 3, 2014 at 1:32pm

Anytime Arp!

I just use my first name here & it is a common one, but now I'm not concerned. I live in a small city & there is another woman with the same name here, we are both redheads, (although mine is helped now due to the gray invasion), & we had the same doctor. I'm glad our middle initial was different because we were in hospital once at the same time & it was hilarious.

I'm not secretive about my atheism, & so far in my city, nobody cares. Of course we still get morons & j.witlesses at the door occasionally but I just shut the door, or tell them it may be wise to check into atheism online. 

Comment by Arp on April 3, 2014 at 11:22am

Thanks for the greetings sk8eycat! I'm getting more and more comfortable at this place. At first I was overwhelmed by the complexity of this place -- groups, chats, forums, walls, blogs. However, now I am much more comfortable getting my way around.

Thanks everyone, I'm in good company. :)

Comment by sk8eycat on April 3, 2014 at 11:11am

Welcome back  to deepthought42, and belated greetings to Arp.

This is a safe place for any kind of comments, rants, whatever you need to get off your chest, or just share with friends.  I've never seen any evidence that trolls or snoops/hackers have ever been able to tap into A/N, and we've all said some pretty personal things at one time or another. Not to mention slamming every type of True Believer.

Lately I have been withdrawing into myself here in Beautiful Downtown Burbank, and this is the only place I feel comfortable connecting with real live people with lively minds...instead of getting meaningless platitudes in return, I get sensible and warm comments and advice.

So, welcome, again...pull up a chair, or a giant beanbag, or whatever makes you most comfortable...picture a cozy fire of aromatic wood crackling in the fireplace, and maybe some popcorn (or chili) in a big bowl

DO visit the "FOOD" discussion(s)!

Anything that makes you feel at ease....

Comment by booklover on April 3, 2014 at 8:36am

Good attitude Deepthought!

Hi Arp!

Rainy overcast day here.  Come on Spring!  My daughter is nervous because she's going on a date tonight.  It's not their first date, but other people were around for one date, and the other one was just for coffee during the daytime.  I'm glad she's met someone she likes so far...

Comment by Arp on April 3, 2014 at 4:26am

Oh, and thanks to you too Patricia!

 

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