I recently joined this discussion group and am thrilled to have found many like minded individuals. I was raised jehovahs witness southern baptist and pentecostal all in the same household so I do know something about the other side. As a small child I never "got it". I am a lucky man but I digress. To discuss Atheism amongst ourselves is affirming but I really want to go to a local church , any doesn't matter, lots here in conservative Florida and speak about being an atheist before the congregation. Now I know it will require hauling some giant balls up to that raised stage and in front of that giant cross tell old ladies and disgusted families how foolish they are but it would be incredible if just one kid could here the truth. Religious parents are keen to protect their impressionable brood. It is so unfair that religion gets the kids so early and by the time the truth is realized the adult product is "in the closet". Love to get the truth out there but I doubt I would be allowed through the hallowed doors. Does anyone know of anyone that has done that? I mean anyone that did it and survived and how long did they stay in the ICU?