I have realized fairly recently that the state I live in harbors next to zero percent of the population as atheists.... Non-theists, agnostics or the like. This state is completely overrun with zealous, religious fanatics.
I'd like to extend an invitation to all non-theists, regardless of state to stay in touch. I could use some support out here.... Feeling completely surrounded by hypocrisy, here.
Hope the day finds you all well!
Cory, just keep posting on AN and make some good friends here! I'm sorry you have to live in a state like that!~ Mindy
Cory, I've only visited New Mexico a few times, but always liked it. Obviously, you're more aware than I will ever be, but isn't the farther north you go from Albuquerque - Santa Fe, Taos - the less religious it becomes?
Cory, being isolated from other atheists is rough on a mind, body and emotions. Do keep in touch, rant as much as you need to, and celebrate with us in all the many ways available to a non-superpower believer. I hope your day goes well.
Cory check out this link for New Mexico Coalition for Reason. The other links are all atheist groups in New Mexico with more links on the NMCOR website. Hope this helps
We identify, Cory. I'm surrounded by hypocrisy every day but had no idea that New Mexico was that bad. This world is tough. Believers take god as a "given." This shows in their statements that "god always existed" and nobody created him. To the believer every possible situation in life starts with god as a "given." This is a lunacy that we all have to live with.
Keep talking talking to people about all the non-sense in the Bible so they can see it's not real.
maybe you'll find out there are more than you think. or if it's as bad as you say, you'll be thrown into a psych facility. tough call.
i told this nurse (i work with a lot of nurses) who i've only known a few weeks that i'm an atheist. she said she was too, but she was drunk, and the next day said she simply "believes in a higher power". which is probably bullshit, but still...
Cory, to what do you attribute the unusually high percentage of “believers” in New Mexico?
Hi Cory...so nice to meet you and welcome to Atheist Nexus....I am fairly new to this site and to being an Atheist....It all started when I googled Atheism and learned about Humanism...They sent me a book titled Non Believer Nation by David Niose....Wow... it opened my eyes to non Theism and answered all my questions...I finally felt like I belonged....Since then I became obsessed with intermingling with fellow Atheists/Humanists and came across this site...It is amazing how many forums and blogs are here and how easy it is to reply.......I strongly encourage you to peruse the site and read the various forums and blogs....You will learn so much and get to know a diverse group of wonderful Atheists like yourself.....People from all over the world are members which makes it all the more rewarding........There is even a chatroom which you may want to explore....I am very sorry that you live in such a state that treats Atheists in such a negative way.....But just remember you will have plenty of like minded people here who will befriend you and welcome you..........See you soon.........