Greetings, Linda! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since March 31st. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
Hi Linda, thanks for the friend invite. I enjoyed your profile info. I LOVE your pictures. I find it difficult to be "nice" about religion anymore. If it walks like a duck............M aybe it's part of getting older. I want to help make the world a better place. And if I can do anything to make it easier for someone to say out loud they are an atheist I will do it. I have and the planet didn't stop spinning. What part of Ks are you in? If you don' t mind me asking. Later, Dianna
No. I was a med aid and the DON "Director of Nursing" has an inoperable brain tumor. She loves the flavor of Catholicism. I worked at a nursing home and she got rid of me because of my non belief. She read in the paper and determined I could not have morals without a belief in God... Even a Jewish or Hindu god would be ok. Sucks but it does happen. Luckily we have a pretty center/left newspaper here. The Wichita Eagle, like most media promotes rational thought and liberal ideals. That is the point. Get people thinking for them selves. Clearly I wrote an article that pissed off my boss and she fired me for it. I dont have to be able to prove it even though she informed me that without blind faith a sole is nothing. How stupid these people take us for.
Hi Linda! Nice to hear from you again. There is an atheist meetup group in Wichita that tries to meet twice a month. The next meetup is at Il Vicino at 7p.m. on July 5th. They will have a small table sign indicating who they are. It is a very small eclectic group and you can find out more about them at www.wichitaatheists.com or on meetup.com. I seem to never be able to go to the meetings.
Wichita has also just started a chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. They had the first meeting at the Andover Public Library on Wednesday. If you want more info on them, just let me know and I will forward your e-mail to the group! -Peg
I know how you feel..my brother is a preacher. Awkward family dinners no less. My friends are now in the process of trying to "save" me. Im beginning to regret saying anything. I just wish they could see themselves.
As far as I know I'm alone. I use to live in a college town where there were more people who shared the same views as I did, but at that time I wasnt ready yet to just come out and say I was an athiest. Now I moved from there and all my friends are hard core baptist and I've been getting a lot of really negative feedback. I see you live in KS. How is it there?