"I don't know. I must have the over active temporal lobe because I was very religious. I was born a 5th generation Seventh-day Adventist. I bought it hook, line, sinker. I loved it. I wanted to be a minister. …"
"It does becomes less complicated with age. Relationships are really complicated when we are young. Believe me, I know! You'll find him. I didn't marry the right person until I was 37. He and I have the same…"
"Hi there, I am writing a book for Columbia University Press on "coming out as atheist" and am still looking for submissions that can speak to relationships. Please consider submitting a piece! More details here:…"
"religion is supposed to separate men and women that's the whole point...as if women and men did not have a crazy different enough bio-clock to being with! sheeesh!; )peace. luv. and nature walks folks! tiz the only way outta the psychological…"
"Allison, you have nailed it on the head as far as I am concerned. You have experiences the slings and arrows of dissent and they are not fun. The way you describe your relationship with your boyfriend sends up red flags for me and I would think…"
"I can understand where you're coming from. Try being a gay atheist. My dating pool is almost nothing where I live. It can be a lonely life, but I refuse to pretend just to get a date. I know I am hated by many in this country, so I find it hard…"
"Hello Alli and welcome! Always good to see new freethinkers join the group. It's important for non-theists to organize if we're ever going to change the way we're viewed and treated. Our politics need a serious overhaul as well…"
"Unfortunately many state constitutions hold a clause that only a person with religious beliefs can hold public office. Basically in many states, atheists have no rights. Especially in political jobs.
State Constitutions that Discriminate Against…"
Hello Alli and welcome! Always good to see new freethinkers join the group. It's important for non-theists to organize if we're ever going to change the way we're viewed and treated. Our politics need a serious overhaul as well .. you may want to consider looking into the National Atheist Party. I'm a member, they have Chapters in every state .. and are growing...!
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