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Tuey R.

Location:

Port Orange, FL
Hometown: Daytona Beach, FL

Member since:

March 25, 2013

When did you realize you were atheist?

At 17 when my girlfriend asked me if I believed in god. I said, "of course, do you?" She said, "I question the existence of god." That's all it took. Someone to allow me be free to think for myself because she was the first respected member of my life to have the courage. It gave me the much needed courage.

Are you open with you atheism and how did your family and friends respond when you told them?

I'm open to a point. I realize it can bring unspeakable consequences, which is why I'm choosing to be so active in bringing this mind crime to it's necessary end. My entire family knows about my atheism and they don't like it. I've actually lost my grandmother's love because of it. Indoctrination has the power to do the criminal, the unethical and extinguish the unconditional.

What do you hope to find in a group of freethinkers?

GREAT CONVERSATION!!!! GREAT FELLOWSHIP!!! BONDS THAT FOSTER UNBREAKABLE BENEVOLENCE TO EACH OTHER AND THE CAUSE!!!! We are as imperfect as "they" are; we admit this, which makes us adaptable to tolerances and acceptance of truths, wherever they may lie. (pun WAS intended) hehe!

Do you think atheists groups can alter public opinions of non-theism?

We don't know yet because, on a macro level I haven't seen it happen. I hope to be a pioneer in this effort. (mark these words) That's not to say that the greats like Sagan, Hitchens, Dacey, Harris, Dawkins and others don't make monumental strides. The truth is, we are STILL bottom suckers in a cesspool of popular ignorance. (No disrespect to our enlightened European brothers and sisters and other domestic microspheres)

Introduction

Recently moved from Daytona to Hollywood. I desperately need to find other folks with open minds and critical thoughts. It's torturous to have to play in the land of oz. Gimme life, liberty and the freedom to emancipate the minds of the captive.


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