"Isn't the same hope they seek in relgion the hope they look for in these gimmicks/gizmos and the lottery? and the same illogic that if God means it to be so, they'll die of 'it' (smoking, speeding, obesity). I have found that…"
I just wanted to say thank you for the mutual friend inclusion. I am a horrible n00b with these social networking sites, and I am also quite alone in my atheism (just my immediate family really). Any friends are appreciated. Feel free to visit my blog and web page as well as just say hello to me.
Hey, if you're in Oklahoma you should join an Atheist meetup group. We have a group here in Tulsa. There's a link to our meetup page on my myspace page or just google Tulsa Atheists and it should pop up. There should be a group in Louisiana too.