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
Thank you, I was just happy people took notice! Thank you for the support.
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?
Somewhat, it really depends. Farmington (where I grew up) was extremely filled with Baptists, and I actually don't remember stumbling across a single non-theist while there....
Santa Fe might have some people, maybe Taos. They tend to lean less towards the more conservative (and therefore religious) tendencies of the rest of NM.
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.
Thank you! And I will!
That's why I'm very happy to have found this site!
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
Will do, I sincerely appreciate the help!
Thank you, SB! I will continue to contribute, and hopefully make some pals!
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.
Indeed! And I love that you have spelled it out without using a capital 'g', especially since the term is non-original.
Who, in their own right mind, would conveniently name their god 'god'.
That's like saying "Hey, Ted! This is my new dog, Dog!" ....It's always bothered me, even as a kid haha
And agreed! Thanks!