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28-10-2014, 06:25 PM
I'm looking for company.
Hello all,

I'm just looking for some company. I spend a lot of time alone, I live by myself, I largely work alone and I struggle with social interactions. I have been a non-believer for sometime but only became engaged in learning about atheism and wanting to be a part of the movement shortly after my father's passing.

As an outspoken atheist, my small social circle died and now I rely on books, youtube videos and the occasional free speaker event to continue my pursuit of learning about the community and how to become engaged in it. I attend a few meetups here and there, but my ability to engage socially seems limited and I become easily overwhelmed and frustrated. I have sought help but counselors seem more interested in helping me overcome denying god then learning how to cope with social anxiety and so I am reaching out to the community here. Is there any group of people interested in helping me become involved in the community? I'd like to start having real discussions with people instead of being mocked, or simply nodding in agreement with videos I see on youtube.

Thank you for responding and take care,

Ron
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28-10-2014, 06:33 PM
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Nice to meet you, glad to have you here!

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28-10-2014, 06:45 PM
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Yo. Welcome aboard.

Atheism is NOT a Religion. It's A Personal Relationship With Reality!
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28-10-2014, 06:52 PM
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Hey. Thanks for the welcomes!
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28-10-2014, 06:53 PM
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Sounds like you've made some really great efforts for real life interactions. My suggestion was going to be the meetup website. I'm sorry I don't have other suggestions Undecided

You can always come here for discussions though.

I hope that the world turns, and things get better. But what I hope most of all is that you understand what I mean when I tell you that, even though I do not know you, and even though I may never meet you, laugh with you, cry with you, or kiss you, I love you. With all my heart, I love you. - V for Vendetta
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28-10-2014, 06:59 PM
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You're most welcome here. Jump on in. Thumbsup

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

~ Umberto Eco
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28-10-2014, 07:38 PM
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I ventured out a bit today, I went to a free presentation given by Dr. Micheal Shermer at a local college. His speech was informative and funny. I saw him a few times on some shows I frequent and he's an good speaker. There were so many people there as well, but I couldn't really muster the courage to talk to any of them. At least I went. Progress is progress eh?

I have gone to a few meetups, I generally have little trouble talking to people but I often times fail at following up with any of them. I have spent so much of my life by myself I generally forget about time. I have lost weeks in skyrim for example...

I just figured I lost the ability to connect with people until I started speaking out for atheism but that alienated more people then helped me connect with. I'm hoping I can find a few friends here. I'm tired of being alone.
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28-10-2014, 08:52 PM
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Hello. Smile
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28-10-2014, 08:53 PM
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You're never alone here, friend! Big Grin

I hope that the world turns, and things get better. But what I hope most of all is that you understand what I mean when I tell you that, even though I do not know you, and even though I may never meet you, laugh with you, cry with you, or kiss you, I love you. With all my heart, I love you. - V for Vendetta
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28-10-2014, 09:52 PM
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welcome! We have members from round the globe here and vary in age from teen to 70+, all walks of life. Jump right in to the threads.


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