Happy to meet you all
I am very glad that, finally, nontheists are associating in various groups around the world to proliferate this sensible and benign outlook. And, let's face it, these coalitions also function as "support groups" since, as many testimonies indicate, being an atheist in even THIS country is a recipe for alienation and ostracization.
I am looking forward to discovering the various views and feelings of this band of Freethinkers such as myself, and hope we can eventually, perhaps in the distant future, effect decisions and policies in goverments and public institutions that can get the world out of the Dark Ages of vehement irrationalism and elevate it into an Enlightenment, whose dispostion will value and operate from the perspective of reason and secular humanism. Too much damage has been done in the name of Religion and Spiritual Faith.