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At 10:20am on May 24, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Cupcake! I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D

At 4:07pm on October 2, 2009, Kristen Jacobson said…
That sounds awesome. I've never been to Disneyland during Halloween (though Halloween is one of my favorite holidays). Hope you and the kids have fun.

I'm doing well. Just being lazy per usual. Going to go see Toy Story/Toy Story 2 tonight. Should be good times.
At 6:25am on October 2, 2009, Kristen Jacobson said…
Wanted to swing by and say Hi again; see how life is treating you. You doing okay? Hope all's well in Anaheim; I used to live right on the border of Anaheim Hills and Yorba LInda. Glad I don't anymore; the construction on Imperial Hwy would have been insane to put up with.

Hope you and your family have a great autumn!
At 10:48pm on August 8, 2009, Niko Theris said…
O.K. I'll come out. I live in Laguna Beach (28 years) and have been out to my community half of that time. I attend monthly meetings of OC Atheists (IHOP on MacArthur Blvd. opposite John Wayne airport), Atheists United, O.C. (Newport Beach Golf Club) and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (Irvine Water District Office). I've been fortunate to have had over 100 letters to the editor to local L.B. newspapers published (www.atheistsletters.com).
Naughty Niko (aka Niko Theris).
At 12:15pm on July 31, 2009, David Rice said…
Thank you for the welcome, Cupcake. Unfortunately, my name is very common and I have never lived in Torrance. I graduated high school in Corona, CA.
At 10:33pm on July 24, 2009, Cleveland Terry said…
Thank you it's good to be here and finally out of the darkness. I welcome the truth.
At 2:32am on July 22, 2009, kraftykitti said…
hmm let's see, scrapbooking, home decor, etc.. Right now I'm in the process of making, or should I say attempting to make a mother's bracelet. I see that you are in a roller derby league, that's way cool! Is it pretty brutal? Do ya knock girls down when they get in the way? lol..
At 3:43pm on July 21, 2009, Ketarah Shaffer said…
Well duh, I just looked at your profile and see Anaheim. Cool. Have you attended any of the OC Atheist meetings?
At 3:42pm on July 21, 2009, Ketarah Shaffer said…
Howdy,

Local huh, where are you?

Ketarah
At 6:27pm on July 20, 2009, kraftykitti said…
Thanks for welcoming me to the site. Take care!
-Kimberly
At 1:06am on July 20, 2009, Chad Walker said…
Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm pretty fascinated by my situation too. I never would have imagined myself married to a born again friend-o-Jesus. It's hard, but we are doing our best..
At 3:31pm on July 18, 2009, Jennifer E. said…
Thanks, Cupcake! I agree, there's a huge void in atheist children's literature, especially for the really young. There's always Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series, which is excellent. But that's really all I know of. Anyway, so glad to have met you here and excited to get to know you! :)
Jenn
At 9:51am on July 15, 2009, Dave Bruemmer said…
Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm on the right in that photo.
At 8:37pm on July 14, 2009, JettaJameson said…
Hey! Thanks for the welcome. :) You have great taste in literature. Haha. 5 and a half hours till HP comes out. Stoked. How are you?
At 7:05pm on July 14, 2009, Kristen Jacobson said…
Thanks! Great to meet you. Yeah, I'm pretty quiet on here at the moment too.
Hope you have a great day as well.
Kristen
At 6:40pm on June 2, 2009, Jeff Stegeman said…
Born and raised here in Iowa, grew up mostly in Des Moines. Took the long way through school. After high school just worked for awhile then started at ISU for a couple of years. Finally, this year, after a few more years off, I went back and finished up.

How about you? Are you originally from California or did you move there from some place else?
At 1:35pm on June 2, 2009, Jeff Stegeman said…
It's not bad here in Iowa. I just finished school and am looking to get out for awhile. Thanks for the greetings, I'm new to the A/N network and am happy to meet some great people already... I was perusing the photos and came across your pics of the roller derby girls. I do some crazy stuff on bikes but you'll never catch me doing what you do, that looks brutal....
At 6:08pm on May 30, 2009, Corey Garrison said…
your kid has a fuggin mohawk and you have pink hair!!! damn why cant my mom be that cool! |:/body>
At 2:36pm on May 29, 2009, Sixfeetunderthegun said…
Thanks for the comment. I think that, once the time comes, her and I will be able to negotiate a reasonable education for our daughter. She's not hardcore Catholic, but just a fan of private education. So, we'll see. We've clashed a few times on religion before, but it's a topic that simply doesn't find its way to the surface for our relationship's sake.

"Coming to atheism" is something that doesn't happen overnight, you're right. I spent my entire childhood in an Episcopal church, which is about as liberal as it gets as far as traditional Christian churches go, so it honestly wasn't that bad. My father has always been a closet atheist, but a vocal supporter of evolution. I grew up with great influence from him, but forced into "the faith" by the church. I ended up meeting a girl in college and began attending her family's Baptist church. I think I always knew, from the time I could think critically, that god was a myth and the bullshit that has surrounded and perpetuated that single concept had gotten so maliciously complicated over the years was sinister and nothing of which I need to be a part.

Attending the Baptist church is what solidified for me that, not even for social graces or a loved one was I willing to put myself through it anymore. I stopped going and stayed quiet about the whole thing. Not until about 2 years ago did I really start to become outspoken and involved in freethinking and secular groups. Life is better now. Supremely better.

I know how you feel about your family. Although my parents are Episcopalian, they're liberal and easy to get along with. Even if religion comes up, we listen to each other and part amicably. No ill will. However, I have aunts, uncles, cousins and even my sister who attend hardcore, Baptist churches. Some are loosely conservative (my sister, luckily), but others are vehemently anti-gay,anti-choice and masters of proselytizing.

It's hard out here for a freethinker.
At 2:27pm on May 27, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi
Welcome to Atheist Nexus with its 8000 good friends.
Terry Meaden (see under Group "Origins")

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