(Please Note: This group is listed as Private in an effort to ensure confidentiality if desired. Please read more below and message me if you are interested or have questions.)
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense." Buddha
As of April 2017:
When I started this group in 2008, I did so out of frustration because I had no women to socialize with in Tallahassee, and since I don’t attend church, there really just weren’t many options for meeting new friends. I wanted to find like-minded women, close to my own age.
I truly respect everyone's right to their ideas and beliefs; however, this particular group is only for women who are non believers, and are seeking like-minded women friends. We are a group of tolerant and positive women, not seeking to change anyone's beliefs, simply seeking each other.
While my background is evangelical Christian, I do not hold any of those beliefs today. I am an atheist, and my focus is on continuing to learn how to live my life in a kind and positive way. I am seeking others who have grown away from religious beliefs as I have, or those who were simply raised that way.
Also, if you find that you are very much leaning towards non-belief, but perhaps you are not ready to identify publicly that way, or even with your own family, I understand, it is a difficult and sometimes complex thing for many of us. This is a small and confidential group of women friends,in case you also have these concerns. Feel free to message me and we can talk about whether you would be comfortable here.
Although we are like-minded on 'non-religion', we certainly don't spend our time together only focused on that topic. We discuss anything and everything under the sun, as women tend to do when they feel free to do so! We are a group of kind, interesting, fun loving, and open-minded women. And this group offers an opportunity to TALK, to LAUGH, to RELAX with OTHER WOMEN.
Finally, the group isn't about me keeping up a flow of constant activities, because I am already hard pressed for the time to spend with my own family. My focus for the group will remain to provide an avenue for like-minded women to meet one another, mainly through dinners or just meeting for drinks once a month. Everyone is encouraged to share ideas and make plans to get together with other members. My own time restrictions will not be the same as those of others, so I am happy for women to be able to meet one another here and then socialize together as often as you can!