Hi, I've been a member for a couple of months now, but I had not felt enough confidence to write anything, until now.
I'm for México and I'm sorrounded by religious people, some moderate, some extremists but the majority of the people, including my whole family is catholic, just like I used to be (or still are if you consider the fact that they just don't let you go so easily, you know since you just can't erase baptism).
I realized I was really and atheist about 2 years ago; I had stopped going to church a long time ago but never really stopped to think about what I really believed (or didn't believe) until recently.
Now I just can't stay calm when I hear thing like god bless you, god forbid, may god be with you, thank god, etc., etc., and everyday I continue to realize that the beliefs of a christian are very very stupid.
I had tried to tell my dad a couple times but he doesn't seem to understand that I think this way because of deep thinking and not because I have been influenced by teachers or friends like he always says.
I really wish he really could at least know that I have reasons of my own to think this way, and that if somebody is influencing someone else that would be me, since I like to make other people question their beliefs (like my girlfriend who is a catholic, and my best friend who was a catholic too but didn't really bothered to think about other people's crazy ideas).
And well I just would like to add that I feel really good knowing that there are people like me that can relate to what I'm going through.
I really like this place.