Greetings, Keia! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since June 2010. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
I'm not Texan and I hope to move out of this state someday, so I don't really consider it my fight either, but I do try to get as far away from the school as possible so I don't raise my blood pressure.
Welcome to Atheist Nexus with its 8000 good friends.
A useful group is “ORIGINS” (Origins: Universe, Life, Humans, Evolution, Religion....) with its 125 discussions and numerous video films.
One discussion (over 70 posts) is "Proud to be Atheist".
There's much to feel good about
because atheists and humanists hold the intellectual high ground—far removed from the superstitious god believers who submit to a narrow-minded controlling clergy with their imaginary heaven and hell.