Greetings, Raina! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Dec. <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.
Ouch, atheist in Tennessee. At least you're right next to one of the few decently-sized cities. How do the people in the cities in that state compare to the small-town hicks that are the stereotype that people usually think of?