I live in the "bible belt" and I have regretted my move to what I referred to as "back home" more than a decade ago. Not a day goes by that I don't experience friction in the work place due to my non theist stand. I am happy that I live in a country where people aren't commonly killed for their religious beliefs but I do work in a hostile environment due to my views. I am just a few years shy of being eligible to retire but not a weekend rolls around that I don't think about resigning on line and not returning the following Monday. I am aware that having weekends off is something I shouldn't take for granted. Every day I line up the pros and cons of staying or walking away. I've done the same thing for a living for so long that I lack the skills of competing for other work and I know that my boss has a very negative tone to his voice if he receives a call regarding jobs I've applied for. I have to admit that I'm not vocal or argumentive with the "delusional" believers in invisible omnipotent power(s). The large number of humans who are in positions of power and believe in an imaginary being is disturbing. I stumbled into a "freethinker" meeting and I was so comforted that people are coming together and discussing the dogma and how damaging it has been worldwide. I like to believe the growing numbers of rational humans will positively influence life around the world. Peace!