I did my best to start this subject off in a post called "Advice for Atheists New to Mississippi
." Maybe we can use this thread to come up with other suggestions. Those of you who have been here awhile, what have you found helpful. Conversely, what mistakes have you made that others might learn from?
One of my mistakes was to assume that highly educated people would likely be atheists (or at least agnostics). This has been my experience in other regions of the country, however, I've learned that assuming it here can create awkward situations. Now I simply assume that everyone is a conservative Southern Baptist, and I seem to be right most of the time.