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At 3:28pm on January 11, 2013, Sri Adx said…

Atheist party and pig roast in Eau Claire, WI. BYOB. All atheists welcome. RSVP on this facebook event listing:!/events/272163439579467/?fref=ts 

At 9:41am on May 24, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Suzanne! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <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.

At 12:25pm on November 6, 2008, HotMess said…
Just dropping by to say "Hi!"
At 1:55pm on August 27, 2008, AtheistJoy said…
*omg* You are absolutely right about the picture - I didn't see it until you brought it up! Thanks for pointing it out. It's from a book - Jennifer Government. Completely different than Alex from Clockwork. :) Love the choice of Cat's Cradle. I'm a huge Vonnegut fan.
At 4:47pm on August 23, 2008, Rosa said…
Hello there, if I'm not mistaken you were the person who nominated Cat's Cradle for this month's Atheist Nexus Book Discussion Club? I read it yesternight and couldn't put it down (finished at 3:30 am). I had read Slaughterhouse Five in high school but after that I almost entirely forgot about Vonnegut. I'd just like to say thanks for suggesting Cat's Cradle to us, I really enjoyed it.
At 1:02pm on July 25, 2008, Michaela said…
Well I think you are doing wonderfully well in mastering the net :) you found your way here after all *grin*

Thanks for making me your friend - you'll find it easier with time to open up - if you want to :) it's not requisite lol.

I shamefully admit I've always exalted in being different and have gone out of my way to say "here I am - accept me or get fucked - I don't care" *grin*

But of course I live in a secular heaven compared to the States :).
At 9:46am on July 25, 2008, Terry Osburn-Sharff said…
Hello Suzanne, I am new to the Nexus and noticed you live in Wisconsin and wanted to say hello.
At 11:16pm on July 22, 2008, HotMess said…
Thanks for joining my group!
At 3:22pm on July 16, 2008, George said…
I'm not sured what is meant by the words in the Dream
At 9:52am on July 11, 2008, George said…
At 5:57am on July 11, 2008, Kevin said…
Good for you for putting a picture of yourself here - being a closeted atheist for such a long time. This site may help you be more open about it. Here I am openly atheist and I don't have a picture of myself. I need to upload a current one!
At 11:04pm on July 10, 2008, Valles Marineris said…
Thanks for the book recommendations. I actually have some of them on my to-read list. Demon Haunted World has been recommended more than once to me, so it must be a good one. Thanks again!
At 6:06pm on July 9, 2008, Susan Fanning said…
This web site still confuses me. I keep trying to change my photo. Maybe some day.

You're right about early childhood indoctrination, but my memories of childhood attendance at church aren't unpleasant in any way. People were nice, we had fun in the youth groups, I got to wear a cool little starched robe when I sang in the kids' choir, and the annual birth of Jesus pageant was lovely. It just had no depth. I stopped going to church when I had to leave home because there was no reason to go.

You asked about my bad Christian experience. Several years ago I worked for a small Catholic college in Nashville. My supervisor (Zelena) was/is a fanatical Christian. I refused to discuss my feelings about religion with her. In spite of that, we became good friends (well, I thought so). I looked after Zelena and her husband's dog when they had to work late. I drove Zelena to doctor's appointments and stayed with her when tests were being done. Zelena cried her heart out on my shoulder when her grandmother died. She wanted me to take on more responsibility at work. When we returned from a lunch one day, there was a staff meeting. During the meeting, she announced that she was trying to find someone who could fulfill the position which she had told me would be mine. I asked her about it, of course, and she told me that God had told her to put me out of her life.

Tell me about your dog. I have two mutts, Nikki and Grizzly, who are just about in charge of my life.
What's is like to be a truck driver?
At 7:43am on July 9, 2008, George said…
Yeah. I didn't think I would like it either.
At 11:41pm on July 8, 2008, Ben said…
You friended yourself? :)! Good plan!
At 11:14pm on July 8, 2008, Suzanne said…
I actually grew up in Milwaukee and lived there for almost thirty years. I know it well, but I haven't been back there for twenty-five years. I suppose it's changed by now. Currently, I live closer to Minneapolis. My husband calls it "God's country" (tongue in cheek, of course), and I love living here. Lots of churches and piety, though, so it's relief meeting other atheists.
At 11:07pm on July 8, 2008, Ben said…
not familiar with your town but I've spent alot of time in the Kenosha to Milwaukee area.
At 11:06pm on July 8, 2008, Ben said…
Well hello there from a youngin'!
At 4:18pm on July 8, 2008, Susan Fanning said…
Hi, Suzanne
I was looking around for others in my age group. There appears to be only two of us women! I didn't become an avowed atheist until about 3-4 years ago. Up until then, I had not given the issue much thought. I was certain that I was uncertain. Drop a line sometime.
At 3:08pm on July 8, 2008, George said…
Have you discovered Graydon Square, an atheist Rapper. I never like rap music before.


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