I am a single mother of a disabled son. I work in a law firm and am looing for a group to join that shares my philosphy.
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I'm looking for an atheist organization where people get to know each other.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
I've been an atheist for 43 years. Four years ago, I became a Nicherin Buddhist, because they don't worship a god. However, I was not able to accept reincarnation and the mystic law. I made some nice friends, but I'm finding it too uncomfortable when I go to study meetings where they talk about faith, etc.
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I don't know that it's a gender issue specifically, but more of a cultural thing. There are more atheist men I think, but I would guess it's because of how girls and boys are brought up to fit into gender roles and stereotypes. Girls/women are told, over and over, that they're more emotional, less logical and their value is attached to their physical beauty and how cutesy they can be. It seems females focus more on their appearance because it's their appearance that determines their survival, and they focus less on their intelligence because, typically, intelligence is not a great selling point. I believe this is changing, but it's still fairly prevalent. I think women are more than capable of thinking logically and being less emotional, but they have to pursue those qualities... and have a big enough pay-off for their effort (stability/security).