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Indiana Atheists

Intellectual Hoosiers who are sick of religious crap from well... everywhere.

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Comment by Jeff Craft on December 2, 2008 at 3:13pm
Bloomington here - formerly Lawrenceburg
Comment by Byron on November 18, 2008 at 6:32pm
Hey, I live in Liberty, which is just 10 miles south of Richmond! I'm a Bue in Red territory!!! LOL!!! I'm pretty sure we're part of the Bible Belt!
Comment by Eleasah on November 5, 2008 at 10:11pm
Another Lafayette here. Glad to know there are others around :]
Comment by Shlarg on October 26, 2008 at 10:48am
Okay...I actually live in Ohio but I'm only about 10 miles from the border. So, what the heck ! Do most of my shopping in Richmond, Indiana. Especially booze :)
Comment by Tim Lewellyn on August 30, 2008 at 5:30pm
Hey all
Tim here.
Wish there were more of you down here in my area.
I have a few friends and co-workers who are atheists and we have some good discussions and lively debates. We even discuss god and religion openly at work without any problems.
Kinda unusual from what I gather.
Most people from what I understand would not or could not even discuss politics let alone religion and god at work. So I guess I have it better than some of you.
Anyway thanks for letting me go on.
Comment by Skeptigator on August 12, 2008 at 2:41pm
It's funny, I had this great idea to start a website to bring together all of the disparate atheist blogs, forums, whatever into a consolidated website. So I decide to search if anyone is doing it already and I found AtheistNexus, doh!

Although my idea was to be more geographical in nature so that local people could better find each other, it looks like Atheist Nexus lacks this or at least doesn't push it as much.

Anyway, greetings to my fellow Hoosiers. btw, my personal blog is more skepticism than anything else, I do participate in person and online at We have a meeting tomorrow in fact.
Comment by Jude Johnson on August 8, 2008 at 12:11am
Joe: I think you're right about the under 30 crowd. I'm 37 and most coworkers consider me to be a kid (I love it). So although most are educated, most are also old enough to be my parents. I'd be curious to know what the average age of AN members is.

My first guess at a reason for this would be that the public school system started teaching evolution sometime between their early educations and mine.

I remember being taught 'creationism' in Sunday school but I accepted it as another set of childhood fairytales and shed them along with Santa. (I miss Santa...)

I like your assumptive approach. It seems very reasonable to speak about factual information in a non-subversive manner.
Comment by Joe on August 7, 2008 at 9:21pm
Jude.... I find plenty that don't agree. My 'assuming that all are atheists" in many situations is really just the way I approach things. I think it is my little way to try to shake up the system. If I talk in a way that doesn't make it look like my thoughts are subversive, maybe they will, eventually, be more accepted.

I do tip-toe around it if the other person is higher in the food chain at work or older family members.

The under 30 crowd seems to have a much higher percentage of non-believers.
Comment by Jude Johnson on August 6, 2008 at 9:45am
Hi Joe, and welcome!

You find a good bit of agreement in your circles? I wish I could say the same.

Far from being able to assume that everyone is an atheist, I've found myself to be quite wrong to assume that most people will agree with what's already been proven scientifically. I work in an office of professionals -- we are computer specialists, technical writers, graphic designers, and administrators -- and I'm hard-put to find people who will consider evolution, for example, as any more than one possible (if not unlikely) theory. Many of them seem to go with the 'theory' that earth is less than 8000 years old and there seems to be no evidence which would convince them otherwise.

If this attidute represented the minority, I would most likely just ignore them, but sometimes it's like I'm living in some kind of Twilight Zone where I'm the only one who can tell there's an elephant in the room.

I find intellectual conversations very challenging with people who don't believe in Reason. That's why I'm here!

Comment by Joe on August 6, 2008 at 7:35am
Lafayette here. There may only be 16 in here but we are everywhere. My philosophy over the last few years is to assume that everyone is an atheist rather than walking on eggshells. A good percentage of people seem to agree with us at least on some level.

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