I had been searching the Internet for a couple days now, looking for a good Forum for atheists. Atheist Nexus looked unique, diverse, expansive and interesting so I decided to see if I could join up. It's a real plus to me that this place is for non-theists only, makes me feel like I can fit in. I became a full-blown atheist a number of months ago, and have been a strong non-believer ever since (though I could stand to be more vocal about it). I have a hard time connecting with other people in the "real world" and off, so I figure I need to keep trying. I don't know of any places near me where I can talk to other atheists face to face and I recently realized how important to me it was that I socialize with other atheists, as I've had too many bad experiences with theists. Now, I'm not saying they're all scum, but it helps me personally if the people I associate with are atheists, I find I can relate with them easier. Anyway, thanks for having me here, see you around.