- Interesting. I wasn't sure whether this group was for only
atheists or for all religious minorities or what. Someone's comment
mentioned atheists but it also mentioned heathens;
Heathenism/Paganism is a naturalistic polytheistic holistic
non-aggressive religion which I like much better than mainstream
aggressive monotheistic religions
. I'm sure there's a need for an
Atheistic and/or Agnostic support/fellowship group for families just
as there is for other religious minorities. Will this one be pretty
much Atheistic and all the discussions based on that frame of
reference to the point that other religious minorities might not
feel they have enough common ground to relate to? Just curious, not
Also I'm thinking of starting a singles group for religious
minorities, that would be a separate group of course. Single
Christians can find each other so easily even if they don't go to
explicitly Christian singles groups, since most singles groups will
have mostly Christians because most of the general population is
Christian (at least nominally), so I figure a non-Christian singles
group would improve the chances of finding each other for the
religious minorities. This isn't a plug, I just thought someone
might respond to this idea as well, either pro or con.
Are any of y'all Objectivists? a sort of mostly Atheistic
libertarian a la Ayn Rand
type of group - just curious. I might try
to rejoin NTOS after I finally get a chance to finish reading Atlas
Also is your group only for those who currently have kids? I have a
girlfriend that has a daughter and if someday we get married or live
together then I'll become a step-parent in effect. Also does your
group address the special concerns of mixed families e.g.
non-mainstream parents with Christian spouses or exes or children?
I'm sure that's tricky enough for Atheists, I can tell you it's even
more dangerous for members of persecuted religious minorities - even
these days, Witches and other Pagans lose their kids to meddling
authorities happily taking advantage of religious prejudice and
I hope this isn't too many questions, maybe it'll start some good
discussions. If this group isn't a good match for me, that's OK, I
just wanted to find out. Y'all have fun either way. :)
Gned the Gnome - philosopher etc.
Back from out of town and still catching up
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Dallas Brights Family Meetup
Meet other families with children
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Brights Family June Meetup - Sunday, June 7, 2009
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