August 1, 2012
I get smarter and stronger when I talk about my beliefs (or at least identify areas where I can grow), so I love it. I talk about religion on Facebook all the time, with friends who are Catholic, Baptist, atheist, pagan, and probably all sorts of other variations. My friends and family are also all over the political spectrum and we manage to get along. ;o)
Sure. Curiosity is probably my defining trait (I'm a former reporter), so I like being among people who are interested in something other than themselves. Ask away!
Absolutely. I have a high-school daughter who attends church with friends even though I'm an atheist, and my husband and I cancel each other out every election year at the polls. Other people don't have to validate my beliefs for me to be comfortable with who I am and what I think. I try to find a way to discuss differences -- or agree to leave them alone if other people are too prickly or alarmed to talk about them. (Of course, rude asshats may get the sharp side of my tongue eventually.)
Hi, Ockhamites! I'm looking forward to meeting you. I'm 51, a technical writer, & married with one grown gay daughter and one soccer-loving daughter entering high school. Also a liberal Democrat (married to a dittohead Republican) and an atheist.