Greetings, JonPHX! I'm glad you joined us, but it's been about 2 months and I don't see many new friends. Please consider joining Hang With Friends , a group where we talk about anything on our mind. :D.
Welcome to Atheist Nexus. Sorry that the first discussion you found was so negative. It's not indicative of all the other discussions and groups here. I encourage you to explore more of the discussions and groups. You will find more intelligent and friendly conversation among them.