We are transplants to the area. Have only been here about 4-1/2 years now. Of course you are right, this place is swarming with believers (but we live in the country and love our surroundings). I'll try to PM you when I have a little more time. Hopefully Kelly's "get-together" will work out and we'll all have the opportunity to get better acquainted. Glad to have you as a friend.
Atheism sounds so good.
Are you originally atheist without any previous religious background, or a religion leaver? I am so happy to find atheists, as we all share the same thought, and all of us all over the world are one, as all of us are surrounded and targeted by the evil religious powers, and with their evil intents of religious slavery, tyranny, exploitation aiming at controlling, and governing the independent and the enlightened or the illuminated free thought.