What brought me here? As a child, I was indoctrinated into the mormon church. It took me a long time to break-out of that brainwashing, and another few years to fully become an atheist.
While watching YouTube videos, I came across the ones from ex-mormons and from them learned of the site http://www.lifeaftermormonism.net/
I joined that site and enjoyed it for several years, but finally became fed-up with religious people that could see why mormonism was false, but not other religions. Their stupidity and preaching became so annoying that I finally found this site from one of the other ex-mormons there.
I like this site so much that I've only briefly tried a few others. None are as enjoyable as Atheist Nexus.
Hi Brittney. Welcome to A/N.
You will find lots of things here to talk about and people to talk to also. This site supports atheist belief. I ended up here a little less than 2 years ago, having just woke up one day to realize that I really am atheist.
Hello and welcome!
I stumbled upon this site and have not regretted getting involved. It's a great place to meet like-minded people who treat you with respect. Come here and feel free to express views that on other sites might cause a snowball of hell and damnation.
Welcome Brittney, I came to AN by chance and have never regretted it.
I came to Nexus when Sarah Palin and McCain were running against Obama for president. That seems like a long time. I was dismayed by the religiosity of the politics and needed a way to connect with rational people.
I searched on a cult that I followed closely as a teenager, but never fully embraced. That was the Worldwide Church of God. I did a websearch, sort of "whatever happened to...?" and discovered that a former member was on Atheist Nexus at the time. That piqued my interest, and I joined.
The Nexus website has evolved and matured since then. It's been a great journey for me. I stay active, to stay sane, and because I have some wonderful friends here who are like virtual family to me.