Hi Tiff, and welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism---a haven from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses.
"Well-founded common sense inevitably leads to atheism."
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 475 discussion topics and 2700 members.
Wow, how bad is it over there in small-town Missouri? I'm originally from Illinois, myself, but it was the Chicago area. I've heard stories about the rural Midwest lately, but I haven't been there in a decade or so.
You should be able to find a few like-minded people on here, yeah. Welcome to relative sanity.