Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 6
My question. How do atheists get this sense?

You assume that atheists need - or want - this sense.

I'm sure some do, but I'm just as sure some don't. My wife is much more social than I, and she attends several discussion groups, book groups, and she volunteers at a horse rescue, which is its own "community."

When we were working, of course, a "group" is generally provided, complete with meetings, conversations, even occasionally parties. Now that we're not working we don't have that, so we have other things. I find I need less, much less, but still get what I want through neighborhood get togethers, on-line forums like the Motley Fool, individual friends and other things.

I know that church is "social" for many people - I would argue almost all people, but that doesn't mean it is for everyone, or even that "social" is something "needed." It's not like food, or water, or air, is it?
Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.