I once worked in Saginaw. You're lucky that you left when you did, since a lot of businesses and people have left in the last 7 years. Not arguing with theists is a good move. Beautiful pics by the way.
It is hard to come to a single point where as said wow i am an atheist. I started Questioning beleif in god when i was 6 and my granma told me Santa was made up to make me behave. the thought in my head went if my parent made up santa to make me behave then some one smarter then them might have made up god to make the world behave. the more i studied religions the further i moved from them. then i went through some rough patches and went fundy for a year and read the bible front to back and once i was done i was sure that their god wasn't real. looked around became a naturalist and then a Pantheist then just came to Atheism as realistic foundation to everything i was feeling and looking for. Not the usual discovery threw science like others.
I happen to be just the opposite way I am a truthseeker which led me to live religion an d doubt the existence of god, I am a very social person I figure what is the point in havin knowledge if you can not share it with the world adn use it to make it a better place. It is harsh for me in kentucky win yhou tell people you are an atheist ,agnostic, freethinker people lose all respect for you at least the people that matter and thats my family and women . i have lost so many freinds it makes me think whether or not they like me as a person or was it just the religous stroking of their ego. I hope to get out of the US and traverl the world to find where it is I belong.
I would have never guessed that you're a nerd haha :-p Computer Science major.
I'm glad I knocked out my liberal arts classes and other nonsense out of the way while doing
part-time school with full-time job. Now, I'm full-time student enjoying major and minor classes =)