Greetings, Catherine! I see you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Feb. We have a new group where you might feel more at home. Please consider joining Hang With Friends , where we can share our stories and laugh, and discuss anything on our minds.
@ Earther: Yes, it can be tough here in Texas for an Athiest. I grew up around Bible-thumpers, and I used to be one myself up until my late teens. The more I scrutinized religion, the more I realized just how mad and senseless it all really was. It really helps to know I'm not alone here, though.
Hello Catherine, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where we recognise--as freethinking atheists do--that gods are phoney and religion is used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.