Hi and a friendly welcome to Joey Oliver in Alabama.
We are pleased to welcome you here among the sensible, rational people of this world.
This is a fantastic meeting place with its 14,600 bright people like you who recognise religion for the superstition and brainwashing fraud that it is---
and that God and gods are nothing but fictions wasting valuable space in people's heads.
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I hope those links get you somewhere. I looked your area up on a map and it looked like not too far from Huntsville. Sorry to hear about that crazy biology professor there, but there are nutcases everywhere.
Maybe having a wine industry grow in Alabama will change some of the culture.
I admire people who can stay in the midst of religious fanatics and keep their own minds intact. I was not able to do it myself, growing up Baptist in rural midwest.
Hang in there. I know you are not alone - there are others on Nexus.
Welcome to Nexus.
If you can edit your photo into a square shape, the profile photo should leave the top of you head in place. Not that there's anything wrong with being topless.
Alabama - cool! Did you know that the Atheist Nexus group, Alabama Atheists has 84 members? There is also the North Alabama Freethought Association in Huntsville. I don't know how active they are - but maybe the link will be useful for you.