I was in the coast guard stationed in new orleans durring katrina "aka, that bitch!" Lol. We evacuated to alec so I know where you'r coming from. I remember a girl in a bar there telling me that god had flooded new orleans to "punnish all the fags." Uuuuhhhhggggg! Just revolting.
I feel you stormy, I live in pineville. However I haven't had too much bad luck with the nuts, and I'm pretty open about my lack of belief. Do yourself a favor and never move to minden, its got its head so far up the churches rear that the churches wont even let other church owned hangouts for kids/teens exist without fighting to shut them down.
I have one atheist friend, and my brother dosen't really believe the biblical version of god, but he believes that there's something. I feel very alone where I am. It would be nice to communicate with people who don't wear god goggles. I avoid serious conversations with most people because I'm not ready for them to know. I live in a VERY rural community.