Well, I finally did it. I let go of facebook, and most likely for good. I'm so proud of myself. I feel like I released a burden off of myself. Anyways, here's the last message I sent to most people on my friend list.

Hey there, this is to let you know that I'm done with facebook, and most likely for good. The reason why is this, I've just not been doing much here on facebook. Also, I've just been mostly on the atheist sites that I normally frequent, and I don't have to worry about getting kicked off of those sites. I'm convinced that I better take myself off of facebook before they kick me off of facebook. I don't normally say that much about my views on religion and such. Sometimes I do, but I've heard from other atheists on the sites that I visit that they've been told to keep it hush about excercising critical thinking about religion and such. And they've been kicked off of facebook for it, I refuse to go down like that. And I refuse to be told by some supposed "holy book" that I shouldn't question god. And that I deserve to go to hell, because I decided to use critical thought, reason and rationality and that I have a love for science. If you'd like to still stay in contact with me, you can reach me 2 ways.
First is on youtube, which I frequent often.
http://www.youtube.com/user/kunio1031

Second is email.
transgen1fan@yahoo.com

Well, there you go, I hope that I may see you around or hear from you.
Ryan.

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Comment by Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) on July 17, 2010 at 6:06pm
I find it hard to believe that atheists have been kicked off of FB simply because they share their views. I am pretty outspoken about my atheism on FB (even my current status is an atheist quote), and have had no problems - and I have quite a few fundie xians as friends.

Are the atheists that are being kicked off being aggressive or abusive? I could see that happening, as we do have our own flavor of fundamentalists in our ranks as well; but outside of that, I just don't think people would be kicked simply for stating their beliefs.

Here's my FB: http://www.facebook.com/lotus.geek
Here's my current status there:
I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours. --Stephen F Roberts (alt.atheism newsgroup, 1995)

I've had no problems.

BTW, I'm going the opposite way - I am tending to do my posts on my FB page instead of my blog. Just much more convenient for me.
Comment by Kirk Holden on July 17, 2010 at 8:07pm
If USPS takes away your mailbox you are not doing it right.
Comment by Jason Paisley on July 17, 2010 at 11:11pm
I do know that if you get a large number of complaints about your posts then Facebook will close your account. I post to Xtian boards all the time and have yet to be banned. I keep my comments to the point and i never down talk the populace or insult them directly.

"Religion is just a mythology that the majority still believe." - Jason Paisley
Comment by ANGEL TAFOYA on July 18, 2010 at 4:38am
Wow thats new to me, atheist being kicked off FB for their views......I post all my religious and political views and have never had a problem.
Comment by ANGEL TAFOYA on July 18, 2010 at 4:42am
BTW Lotusgreek..thats a great posting i think i will share it with my friends on FB also ty for sharing .... i also have a large group of xtian friends
Comment by Nikol M on July 18, 2010 at 4:46am
Yeah, I doubt anyone is getting kicked off FB for expressing their opinions, regardless of what they are. Now, people who are being abusive and antagonistic to others and are having complaints filed against them I can see being given the boot. I personally don't use FB as a soapbox but to keep in touch with people, meet people, network and learn new things.
Comment by B. on July 18, 2010 at 4:48am
no one gets kicked off facebook for being an atheist.

shameless faker.

why can't you just tell your friends "I'm bored with this, follow me on twitter"
Comment by ryan benner on July 24, 2010 at 5:56pm
Even if it wasn't for some people supposedly getting kicked off of facebook. I still wouldn't go there, I was just getting tired of facebook, mainly cause I wasn't really doing anything on there anyways.
Comment by John Colman on May 20, 2011 at 11:27pm

I am living proof that atheists get kicked off Facebook.

 

I only ever posted on the Atheism page (regularly trolled by True Believers), was never obscene or antagonistic but I can only imagine that some of the faithful rallied together to mark my posts as "offensive".  I lost so much.... photos, family posts and worst of all, everything I had written in tribute to a close friend who died.

The objection procedure is completely opaque and utterly heartless.

I set up another account but I'm very wary now.

 

It's real.  Beware.

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