I just wanted to see how many different kinds of people we got going on this site :D

Just give a holler and let everyone know what area you represent!

 

I'm from Brampton, but for the sake of simplicity I'll say Toronto! WOO!

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Isn't that where people place certain punctuation marks where they belong, instead of inside quoted expressions?

We Yanks seem unable or unwilling to make that distinction.

Welcome to A/N.

Denver, Colorado, USA

Born in Canada, My uncle once Mayor of Parry Sound and lived next door to Bobby Orr on Great North Rd. Funny joke (to Me) When I moved to south USA Years ago I would tell that story ,to which regular reply was "Who the hell is Bobby Orr??" to which I would reply "Just The Greatest Hockey Player ever to Play" To which they would innocently reply "Oh we thought  Tim Horton Was"! (Only Canadians get this. Ive been Atheist since the 50s as a young boy I was a doubter.

I love Timmy's!

Born in Buenos Aires and I live in New York.

Hi, Silvia. Welcome to AN.

I'm curious about the play Evita. I understand that some of the history it tells is suspect but I like the music. How do today's Argentinians see it?

Hi Tom,

As you said...the music is great and the history has a lot of mistakes.

Immigrated to French Polynesia, and live on the isle of Raiatea,  I fight monthly with the ignorant and superstitious Xtians here.   We have probably every idiot religion that rears its ugly head in the US due to your missionaries.

I'm in an oven, wait, no, forgive me, I'm old, I keep confusing being in Phoenix Az with baking. Oh, and Ken, you have our sympathy regarding the missionaries, I understand completely...unfortunately it's a planet wide problem.

Robert, welcome to AN.

I baked during eight Phoenix summers and spent many weekend days (waiting for October) on an inner tube floating down the Salt River east of Scottsdale. Finally, before the downtown smog turned the air yellow, I moved to California. 

Again, welcome.

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.  They don;t really know what an atheist is, but are willing to at least hear me out when I tell them what I believe.

Teresa,

I understand.  We lived in Miles City, Montana for fifteen years.  South Eastern Montana is largely fundamentalist christian, catholic and morman, Conservatives.  During our years there we started a salon at a local book store, organized the first 4th of July parade since the 50's, gathered the few liberals we could find and made friends.  Soon we began hosting an open mic night and formed an arts co-op.  We witnessed a slow but visible renaissance.  

After two years that we are back home in Denver,  The parade goes on, the arts co-op is bringing in outside talent, the salon is dead and the book store closed.  Most important, the friendships and dialog continues.  Don't give up.  There exists, like minded people in your area. Find them and get active.  Don't give up and don't give in.

I find it less important to tell people what I believe.  People will know that you are not interested in their religion by your refusal to take part in their rituals and ceremonies.  When you witness bigotry, inequity and general ignorance (and you will), state your position, confidently, without argument and know that you have done what you can. 

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