"What a well-written article. I think it captures the dilemma that someone can face being in the church where you feel two opposing dogmas are right and that you are meant to follow both. I certainly never went through what your brother…"
"Hello William. I have a degree in Religious Studies for just the reasons that you mention. Religion is a very interesting and complex sociological study and the Bible is part of that. If you can look at it from that perspective and…"
"Well, Mormonism is an interesting thing. But I have to be fair and say that I think may religions do similar things to ex-members. I don't think Mormons have a corner on the market on ostracizing former member. Just last week…"
"Hi all. New to AN, but not to Mormonism and the guilt it can inspire in those of us not longer in its clutches. I come from a tightly knit pack of Mormons who struggle with my atheistic identity and are sure that one day I'll…"
"Hi all. New to AN, but not to the topic as described by your board. There is such a need for an outlet for people to gather together for fellowship that is not defined by supernatural entitites. I find myself yearning for a group…"
"Welcome, Annie! Glad you could join us. :D
Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like Parenting Little Heathens, Women Atheists, Female Atheists, and…"
"Hi AnnieWelcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to open and freethinking wisdom.We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism,…"
Try putting your location into the appropriate fields in Members>Advanced Search to find people nearby.
I also recommend Eco-Logical and Climate Concerns, since the climate is changing so drastically. Kansas is subject to a lot of drought and heat waves.
After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.
On a personal note, I’ve developed an animated gif technique, sort of “pull quote marries slideshow”. Samples are scattered across various groups, but you can find them easily by going to my twitter account. Each tweet has a link (after the description and before the hashtags) to a visually rich example here at Atheist Nexus. If you like them, please follow me
Retweeting will spread the word about our climate and draw new people here to Atheist Nexus.
Hi Annie Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to open and freethinking wisdom. We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and 3600 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin Terry
"Yes, not everyone thanks a deity for their survival and nobody should thank their god for a vicious tornado that wiped out so much of what people owned and even took lives, especially the lives of innocent children.
Brandi Amari Williams"
"Tony, I love that clip! "Wolf Gets Blitzed"...tee-hee.
Did anyone read the comments below the You Tube version? they were almost all like, "Yeah, thank the lard for sending a ghastly tornado to kill more than 50…"
"And then, just to confuse things, there's polymath, which is from the Greek poly = much and manthanein = to learn. So, someone who knows a lot. Or at least enough to know that you can get a second crop from that field! Sorry, couldn't…"