I’ve been an atheist for quite a few years now. Been on some other forums in the past, but not for a couple of years. So many atheists on forums are just looking for an argument and it gets old, so I kind of stepped way from all forums and even comment sections for some time. But I do miss interactions with like minded people.
One thing you should probably know about me is that I’m a stickler for facts, truth and definitions. If you were to say, for example, “UFOs are real!” I would be compelled to point out that you were using the term “UFO” when what you really meant was “alien spacecraft”, or whatever nonsense you are advocating. I used to know one lady who thought they were demons. The first, yes, is very much real. But that doesn’t prove the second. And if the discussion comes around to transgender people using the bathroom they are comfortable with and you called that “equal rights” I would be compelled to point out that if you say “Transgender people should be able to use the bathroom they are comfortable with” instead of simply “PEOPLE should be able to use the bathroom they are comfortable with” then what you are advocating for is not “rights” at all, it’s special privilege. If the law specifies only a certain subset of people then that law is not seeking to impart “rights”, it is seeking to impart “special privilege”.
So, that’s me. I’m interested in lively discussion, even with those who disagree with me, but I’m not interested in self-masturbatory tactics meant to win arguments and make one’s self feel superior rather than reach further understanding from each side.