Well, take advantage of the A|N then. You'll find a lot of like-minded people here to discuss things with. Join groups, make friends, blog, chat, engage in discussions, it's all here. And none of those darned fundies to get in the way.
Brilliant. A lovely story of how you escaped into freethinking.
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Welcome to AN fellow Hoosier!
You're not alone... but almost!
I personally know 3 other atheists here, but they're few and far between. Like you, I didn't know for a very long time that atheism was an option -- because of the brainwashing and the fact that everyone I ever knew was a believer. Now I've never been happier!
I've been trying to get a few of us together for a discussion group. If you're interested, see my post in the Indiana Atheists group.
Hi Miranda, thanks for adding me as a friend. I read your profile and understand the frustration of going it alone. Indianapolis is actually the site of the only other church that my father thinks has a shot at heaven. We traveled there on several occasions to have "bible conferences" with that church. I think it was called the Westbrook New Testament Baptist Church.
i've got no problem with everyone saying "merry christmas" on christmas day. however, they've turned it into an entire holiday season where it lasts a month or more. in those situations it should be perfectly acceptable to say "happy holidays" or call it a…
I posted the bulk of this on another thread, but wanted to add some context separately.
I finally confronted my faith and embraced the fact of my atheism late last August, 2012. Days after I revealed my "epiphany" to a few friends who knew me from another message board, my sister died from Lou Gehrig's Disease (which pissed her off because she hated catching a disease from someone she never f---ed).
THAT was my sister, understand? She was a beautiful, life-loving, potty-mouthed…
OK. I am venting. My mother died two weeks ago. She was a “god fearing christian.” Before her death she refused all medical treatment. She wanted to be left alone. She even refused to speak with my brother who is a methodist minister. He is a pip, let me tell you! I suspect she did not believe, but a woman born in her time could not and did not state her actual beliefs. This is the opening salvo to all christians; FUCK YOU! I had so many people come and tell…