So I've decided to make a switch from Facebook to Atheist Nexus. I have way more people to talk to on Facebook, but I guess I'm looking for more than just mindless banter. I guess I got a little annoyed with religious postings, citing biblical passages and and asking for prayers and stuff. And of course they got what they wanted - comforting feedback, assurance that they were in everyone's prayers, many thumbs up, the "like" button etc. But whenever I posted ANYTHING about my views (especially ones I'm passionate about and feel are important) - take creationism out of textbooks, how I thought it was horrible that in North Carolina you can't hold office if you are an atheist and so on, no one spoke. No thumbs up. No feedback. They did give me the "like" button when I said I got the housework done. Or that I just watched a good movie. This is shallow, back and forth nonsense that gets really old. I think people are too afraid of rocking the boat, or offending other people with their thoughts so they won't say anything at all. Well, okay. If you ask me to pray for you or if you tell me that you will pray for me, I take offense to that (if you knew where I stood beforehand). If you invite me to your church and you know I'm an atheist, I take offense to that as well. But that won't stop these people from preaching to me. So why should I have to keep my beliefs to myself?