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Joan V.


Indianapolis, IN

Member since:

April 20, 2011


Why did you join the group?

When I left Catholicism and then realized I was an atheist, I knew I couldn't make the transition alone. I had been a non-believer as a late teen /early adult, and felt the pressure of being seen as bad, or merely rebellious, because I didn't think like my family. It was hard, at that time, to understand myself and what I was doing apart from others' labels. This time, with adult resources and a group who face the same labels, it's become easy to notice when the believers start manipulating, and to define myself, instead of letting others define me.

What labels do you prefer when defining yourself (e.g., secular humanist, agnostic, atheist, skeptic)?



I'm a psychotherapist; love gardening, crafting, my family and my work.


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