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"LifeLongLearner, welcome to the Atheist Nexus group. You will find very interesting, and freethinking people here who are not afraid to ask questions and think different thoughts. There are many different groups, forums and blogs that will add to…"
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LifeLongLearner replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"I am fairly confident that the god described by the christian bible does not exist, because it is so contradictory that it couldn't possibly exist in reality.  All powerful yet can't defeat the chariots of iron.  All loving yet…"
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"Welcome "neighbor" (me, Indiana)! Yes, it's not easy being a Bible belt atheist. A.N. is a good refuge. I'm not sure if there is a "forestry" group, but there is "godless in the garden", "food", and…"
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LifeLongLearner replied to Carrot Hare's discussion Atheists around the world! ASSEMBLE!
"I am in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.  Very lonely town for an atheist.  When I say I am an atheist around here I am shunned as if I had a communicable disease.  A few of my daughter's generation are a bit more enlightened though.…"
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"Greetings Teresa        Well done, and thanks for telling us your story. It is good to have you join us.  Welcome to this cheerful friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking…"
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About Me:
I am a college-educated married mother of one daughter. My degrees are in accounting and forestry, but I am currently unemployed due to recurrent bouts of depression. This gives me lots of time to surf the internet. My first experience with religion was in the catholic church, thought we were never very devout. My mother only converted to marry my dad when she was sixteen. It was the 1940's and Catholics couldn't marry outside their faith. She raised us catholic until she had a disagreement with our parish priest. That ended our church attendance. When I was in 8th grade we were moved into a private school because my mom didn't want us to be bussed across town during Louisville's first years of court-ordered bussing. The school was run by an Assembly of God church with very fundamentalist teachings. We had to have daily bible classes and a weekly assembly. Their type of church was totally foreign and confusing to me, but I was a very gullible and trusting child so I swallowed their teachings for several years. I actually graduated from that school and considered myself "saved" for some years afterwards. Luckily I went on to college and came in contact with many views of life and religion and slowly came to my own conclusions. I realized that most of what that church taught me was wrong. It took me til my mid twenties to conclude there was probably no god and to my thirties to say I was agnostic. I finally came to the conclusion that I was an atheist just recently.

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At 11:14am on August 13, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 5:20pm on July 16, 2014, Joan Denoo said…

LifeLongLearner, welcome to the Atheist Nexus group. You will find very interesting, and freethinking people here who are not afraid to ask questions and think different thoughts. There are many different groups, forums and blogs that will add to your explorations of others, and you have the freedom to explore and experiment with your own thoughts. I am glad you are in this environment. 

At 4:19pm on July 12, 2014, Sentient Biped said…

Welcome to Atheist Nexus! I hope you will join in the discussions. The forum is a good place to start.

At 6:42am on July 11, 2014, Randall Smith said…

Welcome "neighbor" (me, Indiana)! Yes, it's not easy being a Bible belt atheist. A.N. is a good refuge. I'm not sure if there is a "forestry" group, but there is "godless in the garden", "food", and several others of that genre. Enjoy your stay.

At 3:57pm on July 10, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Teresa       

Well done, and thanks for telling us your story. It is good to have you join us.  Welcome to this cheerful friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking evidence-based wisdom.    

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 900  discussion topics and 4100 members.  http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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