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31-03-2014, 10:57 AM
Hello! Intro
I'll start off my introducing myself then get to why I'm here. I'm a new atheist, converting only less than a year ago. I used to be a methodist and was brought up with all of the "teachings" and was obviously taught not to question it. I am currently pursuing my B.S. degree at a christian college and that's actually what made me turn full against religion. I always knew the stories but hearing them again and as it was being being taught as truth was complete bullshit to me. I'm a logical thinker and nothing about the bible is logical, not that I have seen anyway.

Anyway, I live in the south, close to the bible belt and I'm pretty lonely when it comes to beliefs, or lack there of. My husband knows but I haven't yet told anyone else, including my parents. Even though I feel very strongly about my lack of belief, I'm still scared of coming out of the atheist closet. It's simply not accepted here. It's just common knowledge that there is a god and he looks after everyone. I'm not afraid of not being loved any less by my parents, but more of the backlash of my mom worrying and freaking the fuck out over it. One day I will come clean, just not any time soon.

It will be nice to chat with those who are of the same mindset as me, who actually look for evidence and research instead of just accepting what is in front of them. Big Grin
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31-03-2014, 01:50 PM
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Happy for you It's all up to you with help from your human being friends It's good to be a thoughtful nice person for no reason . come out when you are ready
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31-03-2014, 02:44 PM
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Greetings and Salutations

I believe you'll fit in quite well, this is a wonderful place to get support and you'll find many that share your views on the world.

Also have a a coconut!Big Grin

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31-03-2014, 05:30 PM
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Welcome aboard!

“The first duty of a man is to think for himself” ― José Martí
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01-04-2014, 09:07 AM
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Welcome!

I can definitely relate to your situation.

Deconverted last October, just out of college, still living pretty in the closet here in the bible belt.

Hope you enjoy yourself here, tons of fantastic people here on TTA.
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01-04-2014, 09:09 AM
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Welcome!

You would think by now the Bible Belt atheist closet would be full! Tongue

Lots of us understand what it's like to be in the south (in America) and not be a believer.

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01-04-2014, 09:19 AM
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Welcome! Pull up a chair and join right in!

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01-04-2014, 11:19 AM
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Welcome aboard Smile

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01-04-2014, 11:23 AM
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Nice to have you, welcome ! Smile

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01-04-2014, 02:27 PM
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Wow, it's getting crowded in the Bible Belt's atheist closet! I don't mind none; I have no real personal bubble to speak of so I can squeeze back a little more to make room Big Grin At least you got one person that knows so you'd be less likely to explode y'know? Anyways, hope you enjoy it here! Yes

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