Michigan Atheists

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Michigan Atheists

Group for atheists in Michigan... the only state shaped like a giant mitten.

Location: michigan
Members: 149
Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2015

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anyone around the madison heights,warren royal oak area?

Started by michael piusinski. Last reply by Michael Pianko Jul 16, 2014. 2 Replies

Cadillac/Manistee/T.C. Area

Started by Lorene K Johnson. Last reply by Lorene K Johnson Jul 8, 2014. 3 Replies

Portage / Kalamazoo

Started by Brandon Captain. Last reply by Chad Horvath Mar 13, 2012. 1 Reply

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Comment by Habman on October 29, 2009 at 9:27am
Just trying to make a point John and demonstrate what causes distrust and tribalism in society as a whole.

The theists use labels to separate and condemn groups of people, and we all know the effect. So should we as non-theists do the same thing? Would such a group be considered Hethrophobic?

I have just lived too long listening to one group scream about another group excluding them that I find this to be a double standard and double standards drive wedges between people.

Do I have a problem with the LGBT community, not at all. I believe every person should be afforded their basic rights, and who you choose to sleep with shouldn't negate that, nothing short of a crime against another should. I have fought long and hard for this belief.

But if I would have posted a call for a straight group you know just as well as I do I would have been tarred and feathered, labeled a homophobe and subjected to all kinds of abuse.

We need to come together as a community, not water down our efforts.
Comment by Habman on October 29, 2009 at 8:48am
Well Tina,

Should we start a "straight" Meetup group?

That one hit me the wrong way too. The LGBT community wants to be excepted and not discriminated against, but they don't want "breeders" at their meetups?

If I started a meetup group and said "if you are straight...", I can even begin to imagine the things I would be called and the rants I would have to endure.

I would really like to know how a gay atheist is any different from a straight one? Eric could you explain that?
Comment by TinaFCD on October 29, 2009 at 6:43am
Hi Eric. Well that leaves me out. I'm neither gay nor live in southeastern Michigan.
I'm "straight" (is there really such a definition?) blech!
I'm in southwestern Michigan. :)
Comment by Eric on October 26, 2009 at 4:40am
Hello everyone I'm new here. For those of you who are gay and in/near southeastern Michigan, there is a gay atheist Meetup group in Royal Oak. Here's the web address: http://www.meetup.com/Gay-Lesbian-Atheist. The next meeting is on Sunday, November 8.
Comment by Jeff on October 18, 2009 at 9:10pm
Hello all! How many West Michigan Atheist's are in this group now? I'm in the Grand Rapids area.
Comment by Habman on October 4, 2009 at 1:18pm
Hi Joe, I'm a bit south of you in Holly
Comment by Joe Cassidy on October 4, 2009 at 12:27pm
Hi, all. I just now joined Atheist Nexus and this is the first group I joined. I live in Grand Blanc.
Comment by Gary Clark on September 27, 2009 at 4:27pm
RE:Comment by Kirk Teetzel
What???????
Also, waiting to hear from UP atheists.
Comment by Kirk Teetzel on September 16, 2009 at 1:47pm
Hey I'm member 69. I hope it's ok to use member and 69 in the same sentence. ;)
Comment by Gregory Marshall on August 29, 2009 at 9:13am
Hello all, just joined this group, been a member of the nexus for about 9 months but for some reason just found this group. I reside in Canton, so hey.
 

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