It's great to meet atheists who live nearby. There are more of us here than in other parts of the U.S., but there is still a lot of very religious folk as well. I see that you are studying political science. If you are thinking of going to law school, I can give you a lot of information. (Though usually I advise people not to go--unless it has been a lifelong dream.)
Hello Orchidia, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where we recognise--like you do as an atheist--that gods are all phoney and religions are cunning frauds used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.