Thursday, April 30, 2009

Slowly adding stuff

A few days ago I decided to remove the items on my facebook profile that revealed my political views and religion. Now that I have over 100 friends, including a few relatives, I've added that I'm a democrat and that my religion is "none." I'm still not willing to scare off the few xians/relatives/friends by overtly claiming to be an atheist. Small baby steps.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


One of my friends on facebook just became a fan of Kirk Cameron. Yuck, and now it's showing up on the highlights side of my page! How can I get it off? It hurts the eyes to see it!

To borrow a phrase: The stupid, it burns!

Yeah, I'm friending Christians too. The price I pay to be a real person on facebook.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My facebook dilemma

I logged onto facebook in December 2008 and created a profile with real information along with my political views (liberal) and religious views (freethinker, atheist, naturalist). My intention was to converse and connect with likeminded individuals, never once thinking about my other friends or family. I guess I was having a brain-dead moment.

A few months go by and facebook becomes more popular. A few of my friends from the other parts of my life start “friending” me and I start to think: Do I want to share this side of me with them? You see, these other parts of my life are very separate. There is no overlap. In fact it’s rare to even bring up religion or politics in my other life.

So what was I to do?

After thinking long and hard and listening to my husband tell me that I should be true to myself, I decided to change my political and religious views to something more whimsical and non-threatening. I remained true to myself by keeping all of my atheist friends and gaining more while also becoming friends with those in my other life. So far nothing has been said. So far.