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!
Keep talking talking to people about all the non-sense in the Bible so they can see it's not real.
I have been, the responses this discussion has received have been amazing! Thanks!
Thank you. Yeah, I hope to find more people around here, but if not... There is this community!
Not so bad here.... But that topic makes people shut down, for sure.
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...
Yeah.... My 'higher power' is the battery on the ISS. But that does mean I believe something, I suppose! haha
Cory, to what do you attribute the unusually high percentage of “believers” in New Mexico?
I'd say lack of things to do. People here have work, church, and that's about it.
I'd also say peer pressure, everyone and their mother seems to try to get me to join one church or another lol
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.........
And welcome, to enlightened thinking and to one of the most awesome sites out there! And thanks for the kind words, especially.
If you don't mind, one book I highly recommend to everyone is Carl Sagan's 'A demon haunted world: science as a candle in the dark'... Very awesome book!
And as you can see, my post got tons of responses.... that's what I love about this site. On failbook or any other social media site, I'd have only incurred the wrath of however many 'friends' I had added. Here, people offer support without even having to know me! This is truly an awesome site, friend. So again, welcome.... Ever need anything you let me know.