"Thanks everyone for the warm welcome, and suggested literature. I'll definitely pick up a copy of each recommended book at the book store down the street. It's good to know there is a community of people with their eyes and minds open, and…"
Welcome to A|N. As you've discovered, all of life is a transition. Just think critically, mean well, and trust your rational thought processes. The discussion groups are good to browse through, and join ones that interest you. If one is…"
Welcome to the real world, lol. Your last paragraph is an excellent general description of atheists in general. "Know thyself" and "To thine own self be true" are very difficult things to accomplish, and can be quite…"
"Hi Gregg! Welcome. I always suggest as an introduction to new atheists that you read Sam Harris' very small and easy to read (and inexpensive) book, "Letter to a Christian Nation". I think it's the best primer for an atheist…"
"Congrats, Gregg. Very cool. It'll change your life for the better, regardless of the rough transition (I speak from experience!).
You're going to love this site. The groups and forums are superb and the chat option gets you right in the…"
"I am guided by reason. I am compassionate individual with a large capacity to do good and I do not want to waste myself on myths. I have questions that I don't know if I will ever get answers to, but I'll be damned if I don't…"
"Cheers to you. You'll find all types here from a wide variety of backgrounds. I can pretty much guarantee that you won't like everyone (there ARE 10K people here), but you will find stimulating discussion with almost everyone, and a whole…"
Hi everyone,I just want to feel normal, and I do not want to alienate my friends and family for my rational position on everything... regardless, I have been stressing hard about my decision to "come out" yesterday on my Facebook religion preference as 'Atheist' there is no turning back now, I am a bit frightened and a bit liberated by the act.That act was the culmination of endless internalized debating in my mind of the inconsistency's, the fears, the hocus-pocus that I have been taught to…See More