"Useless sex? Now here I'd probably insert a hacky ex-wife joke, but the sex was the only good part. Hmph.
I understand the concept though. Old Bill Maher joke: Sex is like pizza: When it's good it's very good. When it's…"
"Alexa--I hear you. I go through a similar song & dance with people. For myself, 12-step didn't work. Even though the "higher power" in the meetings was nice and amorphous, the "big book" really was not. Around here I…"
"@Alexa--It still carries the stink of supposed immorality. There are a lot of people who think of it as a behavioral and moral issue. Part of the reason AA/NA/what have you have the allure they do: Fulfilling the "need to be saved" that…"
"Jerry--Why yes I have. I had one girl blame her drinking binge on an offhand remark I'd made that Jesus likely didn't exist.
That was fun. :-|
I told my last girlfriend right up front that I am atheist, but it still bothered her, and is…"
"It is one of those annoyances we have to put up with. Although it can also be a good way to pick out the wackjobs among your colleagues. I hate that it is an annoyance to put up with, but I have become somewhat inured to it over the years..."
"Indeed. As with any human institution, it gets bogged down in human impulse, including the human need to feel special: "my teacher has a straighter line back to Buddha than yours," all the while missing the point of what the enlightened…"
"James Kirk. Captain of the Enterprise. In a side-by-side, none of the others come close.
Really though the comparison isn't fair. All the others are more well-rounded characters, complete with flaws. And they had the benefit of years and years…"
"When I went to my first Star Trek convention in 1976, we were Trekkies. We still are. That for me is that. You may be a Trekker if you wish, but if you are then to me you miss the point. And further, you do not Grok Spock. :-)
(One of my memories…"
Greetings, John! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
John, please consider joining my new group HERCULANEUM: A PLACE FOR MEN. Herculaneum is a group where men can discuss and explore the ideas, goals, demands, ethics, sexuality, and nature of manhood and masculinity. It is a place where we are free to be ourselves, and discuss the issues most important to our identities as men.
I have already started two discussions to get us going: How do we define manhood in the 21st century? and Rites of Passage: A Lost Ritual?.
This is a private group, and discussions can be viewed by members only. Membership is open to men only.