"57-year old 'child' here, still living with the elephant in the room. Fortunately on a different continent. I just sigh and ignore my dear mother going on about how 'the lord' is taking care of this and that, and the other. I am…"
Hi, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where we recognise--like you do as a freethinking atheist--that gods are phoney and religions are frauds used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.