Do you all suppose we, as Athiests, are more independently centered as a result of not being convinced that we are here to "pro-create"?
I mean, I'm lonley, but....I've not had a need for a "mate" or children. I realize I may be an exception.
...Or am I? Please respond...I am very curious.
I do think we are more independently centered and I feel no need to spawn my own children. With all of the children in foster care and group homes, etc. I find it selfish to have children and not to adopt! I do want to meet someone I fall wildly in love with however. So a mate definitely- children not necessarily.
I don't think being Atheist has anything to do with it. Needing to start a family is a biological thing. Being satisfied with your independence is a great opportunity that I think so many people miss out on. Everything around us is telling us to pro-create, so most give in. I think one of the more admirable things is to not accept, but to make the choice to go through life alone. (Not that I'm against settling down).
Well, that's my two cents.