Greetings, Marshall! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Dec. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
I've been a native for a while now. I've a house in Wichita.
Been hanging out with people fifty to sixty years my senior. Noticed that there seems to be a marked difference between saying that "you don't think you believe in g-d" and saying that "you're an atheist", when the subject comes up.
When I say "atheist", people look at me like I just said "devil worshiper". I wondered if it was just the gen I hang out with or if they're all stuck on that "one needs g-d to be good" idea. Boy, I guess I need to make some new friends. Hehe