Mason, OHUSA 45040
September 17, 2012
I want to meet and befriend like-minded people. I can't talk about the things I believe in at home, so I want to surround myself with people that I can converse with and who intellectually stimulate me.
It was a long and slow process that started when I began college. Five years ago, I realized that I was holding onto beliefs just because that was all I knew growing up. I began to go through everything I had been taught, everything I thought I believed, and slowly shed the shell that I found myself locked in. I've only recently (in the last year or so) come out as an atheist to my friends, though I am still "in the closet" when it comes to my family.
They are pretty awesome. I didn't get up and move around, so I didn't meet everyone. I'll have to fix that next time.
Scanning through your Facebook page, I see that you and I share many interests. Unlike me, however, you seem to be pursuing those interests! That being said, I have little excuse not to -at least- become active in the SSA or Mountaineers Club. Hopefully, we shall see more of each other soon!
Becca, this is Jeff - I was sitting across the table from you. There were some good conversations. I am much like you - I've sort of, for years, been inwardly skeptical of the beliefs I was brought up in, but, for a long time, I mostly avoided really confronting the issue of what I believed. But, as I time went on, and I was going to Church, I just felt more and more that what was being said and sung about just wasn't what I believed to be consistent with reality. Hope to see you again, soon.