Jonel Burge
  • 28, Female
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • United States
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Khurram Ali liked Jonel Burge's profile
Nov 11, 2013
David Jackson liked Jonel Burge's discussion Anyone on
Mar 21, 2012
David Jackson replied to Jonel Burge's discussion 'Anyone on' in the group Atheist Music
"Boards of Canada is like so dope!!! :)"
Mar 21, 2012
Jonel Burge commented on Melinda P's group 'Single Atheists'
"Eugh. I dislike mass messages. I dislike even more when people try to drag me onto another dating website with ads to get money out of me."
Nov 3, 2011
Jonel Burge replied to Joli's discussion 'Abortion'
"An anti-choice US senator signed off on a 2nd-term abortion for his wife:   Really, they could have not given the antibiotics. A similar woman(who wasn't a senator's wife, and therefore,…"
Oct 17, 2011
Jonel Burge replied to Joli's discussion 'Abortion'
"Okay, a few things I like to put on the table.   Number one! This is what an abortion looks like: (tissue in a petrie dish) It is not a beaaautiful baby, it is not a fully-formed babydoll, it…"
Oct 15, 2011
Jonel Burge replied to Joli's discussion 'Abortion'
"Well also on r/atheism I found a lot of guys who assumed every woman who needed an abortion was a whore and thus "we don't need abortion, only whores use it."   That and a lot of them assumed birth control never failed, and it…"
Oct 15, 2011
Jonel Burge replied to Derek's discussion 'Do Atheists believe in soulmates (in general)?'
"There's also this video:       It's a brilliant follow-up."
Oct 8, 2011
Jonel Burge replied to Derek's discussion 'Do Atheists believe in soulmates (in general)?'
"I've never believed in soulmates or love--I'll go with Tim Minchin's song on this--   There's a great variety of people I could probably date, marry, whatever--but there's not that ONE PERFECT PERSON out there.…"
Oct 8, 2011
Jonel Burge and Ralph Oswald are now friends
Oct 8, 2011
Jonel Burge commented on Laura Foster's blog post 'In Which We Up The Ante (Sign up for your Smiting!)'
"Nah, just like dying during sex doesn't count either. Don't ask how I puzzled that out."
Oct 8, 2011
Ralph Oswald liked Jonel Burge's profile
Oct 8, 2011
Jonel Burge is now friends with Bo Fowler and Matt Peters
Sep 29, 2011
Kieran Hunter-East replied to Jonel Burge's discussion 'Anyone on' in the group Atheist Music
"I'm isthisatrick198 on there."
Jun 15, 2011
Iszil replied to Jonel Burge's discussion 'Anyone on' in the group Atheist Music
"Iszil there too. Well, I'm Iszil pretty much anywhere. I'm an artist there as well."
Jun 9, 2011
erik112358 replied to Jonel Burge's discussion 'Anyone on' in the group Atheist Music
Jun 6, 2011

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Your Religious Status
About Me:
I'm a writer, a geek, and a bit spastic.
I love making things with my hands, playing with cats, and peppering nerdy movie comments into every day conversation.
Why are you here?
I found this place via a google search for atheist writer's groups--the vast amount I have found are Christian or similar and it's very -hard- to share some of my work there without them basically going "YOU CAN'T DO THIS", also this place seems interesting and full of friendly and engaging people, with whom I would not mind conversing.
The religion you left
Christian, Was never a part of one
Why you left your religion.
After sitting through a sermon on why homosexuals are such bad people, I somewhat officially left.
But ever since I was a kid, the question in my head was "Religion is for the sick and the poor. Which one are you?" Those that flock to religion are desperate for wealth or health, the two things that religions often promise.
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Posted on December 17, 2010 at 8:44pm 2 Comments

I figure this is a decent enough place to post my leaving of religion, especially since it might help the people here get to know me better.


My dislike of church started young. I was never really brought, and although my mother was raised catholic and my dad in a church-ridden area, I never heard anything but hatred of the tithing system growing up--we apparently had a few churches, that when they began going, asked immediately how much of my parent's income could be promised…


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At 10:06am on February 18, 2011, Sydni Moser said…

Jonel thanks for the friend request, it is my pleasure.  The Singles Group unfortunately never really got off the ground.   I lost steam in trying to keep it active...  Maybe I should try a second round of activity there, and try to resurrect some dormant interest in the group???


At 8:39am on December 19, 2010, T A A said…

Welcome Jonel. I'm very much enjoying your posts. They are very thoughtful and candid. I expect my next foray into university, a fifth time, will be to do a masters degree in anthropology, it's been a passion of mine for so long... Enjoy this place, you'll have all sorts of encounters!!


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