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Call for "coming out as atheist" narratives

Started Mar 14, 2012 0 Replies

Hi there,I am a professor at Columbia and putting together a collection ofnarratives (under contract for publication) about individuals' "comingout as atheist" stories. Here is more detailed…Continue

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Richard Goscicki replied to melanie.brewster's discussion Looking for the "coming out" narratives of older atheists in the group American Humanist Association (AHA)
"Melanie, I believe you have it backwards.  It should be the other way around:  believers in the Holy Scripture and organized religions should be the ones coming out of the closet.  Picture a teenager leaving his room and sitting down…"
Jul 26, 2012
Eddie E. Hicks Sr. replied to melanie.brewster's discussion looking for coming out narratives that focus on intersections of race/culture and atheism in the group Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, & Culture
"There was a long thread  and maybe some smaller threads in regards to coming out as an atheist in the black community at Black Freethought. Maybe you can find them and ask the participants to contribute to your project."
Jul 18, 2012
Joseph P replied to melanie.brewster's discussion call for "coming out" narratives focused on dating/relationships for atheists in the group Atheist Singles
"They tried with me, but it never took.  I have vague memories of being 5 or 6, not believing the stories they told us in Sunday school."
Jul 9, 2012
Philip Jackson Armstrong replied to melanie.brewster's discussion call for "coming out" narratives focused on dating/relationships for atheists in the group Atheist Singles
" When I saw this it really sunk in. I was never indoctrinated. I haven't had a second of my life I believed."
Jul 9, 2012
melanie.brewster replied to melanie.brewster's discussion call for "coming out" narratives focused on dating/relationships for atheists in the group Atheist Singles
"Hey"
Jul 7, 2012
Nathan A. Ingold replied to melanie.brewster's discussion call for "coming out" narratives focused on dating/relationships for atheists in the group Atheist Singles
"I will submit a personal piece. Will you respect requests for anonymity?"
Jul 5, 2012
Joseph P replied to melanie.brewster's discussion call for "coming out" narratives focused on dating/relationships for atheists in the group Atheist Singles
"Wish I had a more interesting story.  I came out to my parents when I was 14 or so.  I don't even remember details.  All of my girlfriends have known I was an atheist, going into the relationships."
Jul 5, 2012
melanie.brewster replied to melanie.brewster's discussion call for "coming out" narratives focused on dating/relationships for atheists in the group Atheist Singles
"Wonderful! It is due by August 1st. Details can be found here: http://faculty.tc.columbia.edu/upload/meb2222/CALLFORSUBMISSIONS-August.pdf"
Jul 5, 2012
Shannon Equality Barber replied to melanie.brewster's discussion call for "coming out" narratives focused on dating/relationships for atheists in the group Atheist Singles
"I'd love to submit. When is this due?"
Jul 3, 2012
Boothby171 replied to melanie.brewster's discussion Looking for the "coming out" narratives of older atheists in the group American Humanist Association (AHA)
"I never really had to "come out."  I have always BEEN out (as an atheist).  I was never any religion, and from the time I was a child, my neighbors knew (and accepted) that my parents were non-believers, and that my…"
Jul 2, 2012
melanie.brewster replied to melanie.brewster's discussion Looking for the "coming out" narratives of older atheists in the group American Humanist Association (AHA)
"Wonderful, thank you! Essentially, narratives should speak to issues of confronting mortality and finding community as an older adult who is also a nonbeliever. I uploaded the pdf to this reply - hopefully that will work. If not, please shoot me an…"
Jun 28, 2012
Napoleon Bonaparte replied to melanie.brewster's discussion Looking for the "coming out" narratives of older atheists in the group American Humanist Association (AHA)
"Who's calling me an old Atheist ?"
Jun 28, 2012
James M. Martin replied to melanie.brewster's discussion Looking for the "coming out" narratives of older atheists in the group American Humanist Association (AHA)
"I'd love to submit something; I'm 69 and have leukemia. I used to write for a living, but now I practice law. I tried going to the call for submissions page but it does not parse for me."
Jun 28, 2012
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Looking for the "coming out" narratives of older atheists

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 aging as atheist. Please consider submitting a piece!More details here:http://faculty.tc.columbia.edu/upload/meb2222/CALLFORSUBMISSIONS-August.pdfThank you!MelanieSee More
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call for coming out narratives!

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 identity intersections (race/culture and atheism), aging, workplace issues, relationships, and community building. Please consider submitting a piece! More details here:http://faculty.tc.columbia.edu/upload/meb2222/CALLFORSUBMISSIONS-August.pdfI…See More
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call for "coming out" narratives focused on dating/relationships for atheists

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 identity intersections (race/culture and atheism), aging, workplace issues, romantic relationships, and community building.Please consider submitting a piece! More details here: http://faculty.tc.columbia.edu/upload/meb2222/CALLFORSUBMISSIONS-August.pdfThank…See More
Jun 28, 2012

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At 2:42am on September 13, 2012, borisfrank said…

Sorry about trying to add you without asking. I wanted to ask if you would like to talk sometime. I apologize.

At 10:35am on April 17, 2012, Brent Feeney said…

A very belated welcome aboard! =)  Hope all is well with you today...

At 11:21am on March 15, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 8:35pm on March 14, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, melanie.brewster! 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 are welcome to solicit coming out Atheist stories there. You might also like Psychology. After you've searched for stuff that interests you 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.

At 6:37pm on March 14, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Prof Melanie. 
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense helped by science leads to freethinking wisdom as you well know.
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 663 discussion topics and 3333 members.
 
 
 

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