Name:Status: OwnerDescription: What this group should be: This group should give those secular individuals a place to congregate and attempt to create a beliefnet community with like-minded members. The goal should include maintaining a positive face for those who believe that secularism is important to the overall evolution and success of the human race as a whole and connected existence.
What this group should not be: A negative and divisive attack on religion and faith as a whole. While secularism is based in atheistic concepts, it is important to be respectful and understanding of the realities that perpetrate theism in this world, while still pointing out the negative aspects of an ancient and misguided belief system.
sec•u•lar of or pertaining to worldly things or to things that are not regarded as religious, spiritual, or sacred; temporal: secular interests.
a•the•ist a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or beings.
Status: MemberDescription: This group was created for supporters of Barack Obama for President to discuss the campaign, the issues, and voters' concerns. As a member of this caucus group you can start a discussion below by posting a new thread, get involved in an ongoing DISCUSSION, post a PHOTO to support your candidate, comment on a group journal post by going to the JOURNAL link to the left, INVITE friends and fellow supporters to join your cause. Futhermore, you can request to be a MODERATOR and lead the group, posting events in the CALENDAR, making ANNOUNCEMENTS and focusing the groups mission and creative energies. So, sign up and get involved now!
Status: MemberDescription: Bnetters Against Activity Feed! is an ecumenical, cross-platform, "SINGLE ISSUE VOTER" kind of group!! The intrusive Activity Feed should either be removed altogether or an ability to OPT OUT should be provided. I like my Bnet Buds otherwise we wouldn’t be friends, but does this mean I want a “shout out” every time I rate a photo, post a comment on someone's profile, change my own profile, write a journal entry or make a new friend? NOOOOO! Let's join hands to register our dissatisfaction with this intrusion by visiting the PETITION thread! We’re not Facebook, MySpace or Linked In! We’re Beliefnet! :) As members of Bnetters Against Activity Feed! you have an opportunity to register your discontent with this alleged “enhancement” initiated by Beliefnet in June of 2008. Despite assurances from staff that they're "looking into" methods to either disable this feature or make it optional, nearly 4 months later nothing has been done. At first glance, this is a very small problem. Yet when you place these Activity feeds in the larger context of online privacy, FISA and how the accessibility of online information plays into counter-terrorism meaures, perhaps this problem isn't as small or unimportant as first meets the eye! Bnet Administration modeled the activity feed after Face Book. Are you aware that Facebook members protested against this to the point that Face Book woke up and made it optional? http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1532225,00.html
Status: MemberDescription: Group Leaders -- stop in, share ideas and tips, attract new members, and generally have thriving and engaging groups!