Just a quick introduction! I'm a member on a few other atheist websites, and sort of stumbled into this one but happy I did. I can't believe how big this community is online, wow.
A little about me, I was raised in a Christian home. I spent most of my adulthood, following the faith. I think that indoctrination as a kid has a lot to do with shackling someone to religion into adulthood. Fear, dependency, control, all tactics used by religion to keep people compliant. I do have good memories, of course. It was my identity for a very long time. Now, I'm 33, and in my late 20's I started discovering truth, as it really is. Not as I was taught it should look like. I read a lot about Charles Darwin's unraveling of his own Christian faith, and followed a lot of his logic to assessing the Bible, and figuring things out on my own. That is something religion doesn't afford a person--the ability to critically think and make decisions.
I love long walks on the beach, and holding hands...oops. Wrong profile. hehe
I try to bring humor into the mix as much as possible. If we can't laugh at life, what's the point?
I look forward to getting to know you all...and if you have questions for me, feel free to ask me in the open or pm. Whatever you like. :)
Welcome Deidre, Arp and George. Glad all of you found us. I've said this before, but we are an eclectic group with varied backgrounds and interests. Glad to see you have a sense of humor, Deidre. I appreciate that in a person, and do my humble attempt to engage in that myself. Dive on in. There's everything here from discussions on evolution to culinary creativity.
Thanks Pat, for the welcome!
Welcome Deidre glad you are here.