My FaceBook Status...(an ice breaker towards making public my atheism)

Here is my current status.

 

"Food for thought: 


Does it really matter? When your life is saved directly like the police, fire fighters and EMTs often do everyday. How about directly/indirectly the people serving in the military sacrificing their rights and lives to protect your/our way of life. Does it really matter what their personal lives and beliefs/unbeliefs are? When in danger would you refuse their help if they are different from you?"

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Comment by Scarlette Blues on April 25, 2011 at 12:15pm
You're getting there, Walter! I have a feeling you'll be out to the public in no time :) Good luck to ya & great status...I may have to steal it lol
Comment by Brandon Cure on April 25, 2011 at 12:19pm
very well done
Comment by Walter Maki on April 25, 2011 at 12:19pm

Thank you Scarlette. Everyone is welcome to use/steal the quote if it helps them in some way.

Yes I am getting restless...the time is getting closer.

Comment by Walter Maki on April 25, 2011 at 12:22pm

Thank you Brandon.

Shoot that is probably the most profound self made statement I've put on my FB page yet.

Comment by Walter Maki on April 25, 2011 at 1:00pm

To my fellow free thinkers here who have facebook account please feel free to send friend request.

my email is:  walter.maki@gmail.com  (my profile pic and name is the same as it is here)

 

note: please put "TA" in the request message so I will know it's not spam. 

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on April 25, 2011 at 1:51pm
I think 'secular humanist' is always a safe bet because the fundies typically have no idea what you are talking about but the label still helps you reach out to other atheists/agnostics.
Comment by Walter Maki on April 25, 2011 at 2:12pm

Thank you Greg.

@ Heather, You could say I am using a "soft sell" approach....get them thinking first. Plus to reach out to others (like us) that are afraid to let them know they're not alone.

Comment by brandon on April 25, 2011 at 2:13pm
Just do it Walter, free yourself it will feel better. I love being able to open about my Atheism and my non-beliefs. I not only love the feeling of saying it out loud , but also the reactions I get. If they don't know you enough to accept you as who you are than that is their issue. Don't let people keep you down, be honest with them and yourself, you will feel better.
Comment by Walter Maki on April 25, 2011 at 2:28pm

My main concern about disclosure is about my (in house) family and the feedback they will get.

As for myself I tend to be more of a take it or leave it sort. I am now at the point of unmasking. I'm making a buffer to reduce the social fallout that may or may not come.

I look forward to freeing myself altogether of any dogmatic luggage without my family being a casualty.

Comment by Tim Palmer on April 25, 2011 at 3:24pm
I like it.... I might borrow it ;-)

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