Hi Athena. I know how you feel. Also, I am half Italian. My mother's maiden name was Anselmi. I also have Italian ancestry in the surnames of Dini, Gallantini and Sallei. My Italian half was from Tuscany.
Welcome to Atheist Nexus with its 8500 good friends and discussion groups.
Among the groups, try visiting now and then the busy “ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Humans, Evolution, Religion.....” with its commonsense discussions.
One is "Proud to be Atheist" (73 posts) seeing that atheists and humanists hold the intellectual firm ground compared with the invented superstitions of the god followers. Similarly, “Religion is aberrant, atheism is truth” (44 posts).
Terry Meaden (Oxford University; Inglesi)