Greetings, Justin! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since April. <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.
I hear that. I was baptized Catholic, raised Christian, converted to Islam, and converted again to African Spirituality and then educated through school in ways of critical thinking and decided to apply that education toward my core beliefs first. None of my beliefs regarding Deities and religion held water so I eliminated them.
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. Please check it out.
You may also be interested in the groups BLACK FREETHOUGHT and CONVERSATIONS ON RACE, ETHNICITY, AND CULTURE.