"This is my first post. I'm in Toledo, and the Toledo-area groups just had their picnic a few weeks ago, but the Mid-Ohio Atheists group is doing a picnic on July 15th. A lot of groups over Ohio will be attending; we already have a…"
"Sounds like an excellent idea!
I'm near Dayton (actually, in a rural locale about halfway between Cincinnati and Columbus, but Dayton is the local "metro" area). Lately I have become active in the Meetup scene, which in Dayton…"
"I live in Columbus and there is an atheist group in Columbus that formed on meetup.com. I sometimes attend their meetings, which are at various bar restaurants, when I'm not too busy or don't have class. In the unlikely event I meet a…"
"I'm going to do a little brain storming, then I'll be throwing out some ideas. I would like to get as many people together on this as possible. So if you have any ideas to contribute, feel free to have some fun with it. :)"
"Will do. My wife and I have been looking for a Atheist meet up group, and can't seem to find one in Ohio that is not 4 hours away ;) So we came up with trying to start our own. Hope that this takes off. Maybe even turn it into a yearly event,…"
Hello, my name is Jason..I would like to get a few Ohio Atheist to help me set up a summer 2012 get together. Maybe at PIB, or Cedar Point, or at a beach. I have a 23' SeaRay cabin cruiser if some people want to just have a little fun out in Lake Erie, as long as I get some help on the gas ;). or just if anyone want's to have a big meet and greet, at a restaurant in a central location. Any suggestions would be great! I would like to meet some fellow Atheist that I can have an intelligent,…See More
Sorry, Jason. I never intended to give the impression that I looked down on you. I was only trying to respond to your suggestion that we have conversations. I have 305 friends at the moment and moderate an active group. I don't encourage people to have lengthy conversations via comments because comments on my page get lost. Often what is said is worthy of saving and sharing. For this reason I encourage sharing conversations with the larger group in which I'm most active. Discussions there don't get lost. Also, it seems a shame to waste an intelligent conversation on just me.
The exception, of course, is a private topic. Even strangers can have something to say that they don't want the whole world to hear. Sometimes someone is embarrassed or angry. I'm sorry if I sounded presumptuous. I don't expect people to share all of my values to be friends, just not to be jerks. If your standards are higher, that's fine.
Unless you have something you need to discuss privately, I suggest you post a discussion in Hang With Friends. I'll be sure to see what you say, and so will over 600 other bright interesting people (who might have a more interesting response than mine alone). 600 brains are better than one.
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