Hi Thomas. Glad that you joined us. I am also a life-long atheist much to the dismay of my parents. Guess they should have taken me to church and had me brain washed. But I am really glad they didn't and tell them that I am. They look at me like I sprouted a second head.
Hi Thomas, and welcome to the site of the world's rationalists. Atheist Nexus has thousands of bright freethinkers like you who recognise religion for the superstitious farce and human tragedy that it is---and that gods exist only as fictions inside people's heads.
Terry Meaden of the busy discussion group "ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Fossils, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with almost 2200 members and 370 discussion topics.