thanks everyone for the welcome wishes. Glad to see an active vibrant community such as this online. I hope to start or join some sort of free thinkers group where I live in Anchorage Alaska. I definitely identify as an atheist. Funny how I read an article on "think atheist" about how a young woman had to "come out" to her highly religious parents. I've felt that way as well.
I don't just not believe in god, I work at a non profit for homeless youth and am always looking for great social outlets to try and change my world. I sometimes loose my hope in humanity, but at least I can help make things better while I'm here.
Does anyone have a few tips about the best social change groups that aren't particularly religious or at least tolerant of atheists? I'm looking into the humanist groups, particularly the secular ones, but I'm not interested in attacking religion, more just helping enlighten my community.
I would like to start dedicating my life to these kinds of activities.
Hi Lonny Well done finding us, so welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace--common sense and freethinking wisdom--that unites non-believers and critical thinkers like you and us. You are invited to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 750 discussion topics and 3770 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin Terry