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LONELY ATHEISTS

This is a group for atheists who are finding it hard to find others to talk to. Not only am I an atheist, but a lesbian as well, so you can imagine how hard it is to find people to talk to. This group is for all those who just want someone to talk to and relate to

Members: 44
Latest Activity: Nov 27

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Lonely in a crowd

Started by Cane Kostovski. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 20. 8 Replies

I hate crowds and I am so lonely in and out of crowds.

During the holidays, I am the loneliest for the past three years.

Started by Cane Kostovski. Last reply by clementine Sep 12. 9 Replies

I am a 45 year-old divorced father of two and grandfather of one (so far). At the beginning of December, I sent an email to my kids asking if they could set aside a couple of hours to watch and…Continue

Prejudice Me?

Started by Earther. Last reply by clementine Sep 11. 1 Reply

I have been thinking a lot about my position in life as an atheist.  Each of us have our own idea of what we are as an atheist but I am generally speaking as a person who was born into a world that…Continue

Tags: depression, prejudic

Lonely since giving up church

Started by diane sholly. Last reply by clementine Sep 11. 5 Replies

Hi,    I am new to this site. I left my church and god a month ago and have been alone ever since. All of my so called church friends have dumped me since I am no longer a believer. I live alone and…Continue

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Comment by Loam Gnome on September 19, 2018 at 6:26pm

Just joined.

I try not to think about it too much, but loneliness is always present in my own life.  I'm an introvert, and while there is no formal diagnosis, I meet all of the criteria and testing for Aspergers' syndrome.  Even so, I've been very successful in career and other pursuits.  Everyone is unique, but maybe some are uniquer than others?  And some are very social, while others both need solitude, and at the same time feel lonely whether among others or not.  Sometimes, I'm less lonely when I'm alone. 

I have a life-partner, I have an intimate companion, and a 5-month old puppy dog.  I volunteer for a morning, once or twice every week at meals on wheels, delivering meals to people who need that assistance.  I volunteer, doing intake, for a LGBT health services group that had its start when AIDS was a death sentence, but now is more comprehensive.  When I'm out walking Rufus, people stop and interact, and it's very nice, and when we're at home together, he's always by my side.  I engage in constructive, enjoyable, creative and positive activities and post about them on social media.

If I had to say what makes me less lonely, it's all of those things.  If not for those things, I would feel much less alone.  But sometimes I wish, very much, there was someone with whom had more things in common, especially on the mental side of things.   

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 19, 2018 at 5:02pm

You are different that those around you and you feel lonely?

So what? Each individual thinks and acts in unique ways. Find your uniqueness and treasure it. It is your gift from thousands and billions of individuals that existed before you were conceived. Recognize your differentness, celebrate it!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 19, 2018 at 4:57pm

So what if family and friends do not include you in their lives? There are 7,651,052,235 other human beings on the planet. Which one of these do you think you could find as a friend?

Maybe someone else needs a friend. What interests you? 

Do you like to be with people, books, machines, fishing, walking, or ... 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 19, 2018 at 4:50pm

Members of Atheist Nexus, how is your loneliness cure coming along? 

What causes your loneliness? 

What is your plan to reduce your feelings of loneliness? 

What action have you taken today to not be so lonely? 

Do you need ideas to help with your feelings?

What have you done about getting ideas?

Comment by Mic Metz on August 21, 2013 at 12:18pm

Maybe this is the wrong group for me--not sure.  My lonliness is the complete detatchement from friends and family due to my beliefs (or lack there of).  I joined NEXUS to try and engage others in conversation--and i admit i have a need to connect with others that are like minded, intelligent, and not afraid to express themselves on matters regarding religion and its oppression of our lives as individuals, as sexual beings, and a constant negative influence on those things around me.  It  both angers and frustrates me and I have no one to speak with about it.  So there it is, laid bare. 

Comment by Selina Mannion on May 20, 2012 at 2:38pm

my best friend decided he didn't want to hang out with me anymore. He was my best friend so it hurts a lot. When people find new friends to hang out with, they don't care about you anymore.

Comment by Nova Constantine on May 8, 2012 at 2:17pm

rare and annoying.. my own mom believes that is justt a 'fase' of the maturisation process and that she knows me the best... but she fails in almost each and every point...

when is gift time I just want to fly to the moon..

Comment by Nova Constantine on May 8, 2012 at 1:44pm

lonliness can be brought by the fact that yo uare different compared with the others around.. I am lonly since I am in the middle of the centre of Anglican Church surrounded by religious people thta are far more fundamentalist that they admit.. I suppose that a nerd, goth with bisexual tendencies is not the mainstream prefference...

Comment by Michael OL on May 5, 2012 at 8:36pm

Many here have posted that they are lonely because they have been shunned by the mainstream world suffused by religious dogma.  It's true that having an unusual worldview can invite rejection and outright antagonism.  But speaking personally, the problem isn't that I have been ostracized because of atheism.  Rather, not being a theist, I am unable to partake of community associations and social venues that are religion-based.  It's a sort of self-segregation.

But none of this really mattered when I was happily married.  My wife left me last year, and the awful feeling of loneliness has been intolerably acute.  We live in a rural setting, with little contact with neighbors.  But we had each other.  Now we no longer have the mutual support that marriage partners bring to one another. 

Comment by Selina Mannion on May 5, 2012 at 11:27am

Hi!!!! anybody looking for friendship or casual companionship in west central illinois or any area accesible through amtrak just let me know.

 

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