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10-08-2017, 09:45 AM
Hello from North Carolina!
Hey everyone. My name is Eric. I joined this forum because I find it very difficult to freely express how I really feel in many different social settings because of the prevalent stigma attached to being an atheist. Many times I find myself holding my tongue, wishing I could or would have said more and been more honest.

I also have issues "coming out" to all of my family and acquaintances because the simple fact still remains...atheist are one of the most hated and misunderstood groups in the United States, if not everywhere else on the planet.

I hope to be able to engage in civil discourse with people of like minds and maybe get some advice or assistance from time to time.

Thank you,

Eric

It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out.
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10-08-2017, 10:05 AM
RE: Hello from North Carolina!
Howdy Eric. You are not alone, that's for sure!
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10-08-2017, 10:08 AM (This post was last modified: 10-08-2017 10:20 AM by outtathereligioncloset.)
RE: Hello from North Carolina!
Welcome from another North Carolinian. Small town in the bible-girdle. I hope you like this place as much as I do. And I hope we can draw courage from each other as we continue our "coming out" as atheists.

I'm going to go ahead and be the first one to give you a rep point for having more courage right off the bat here, in saying you're in NC. I wasn't as brave from the start.

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10-08-2017, 10:13 AM
RE: Hello from North Carolina!
Hello from Canada. Smile

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10-08-2017, 10:21 AM
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Welcome!
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10-08-2017, 10:59 AM
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(10-08-2017 10:08 AM)outtathereligioncloset Wrote:  Welcome from another North Carolinian. Small town in the bible-girdle. I hope you like this place as much as I do. And I hope we can draw courage from each other as we continue our "coming out" as atheists.

I'm going to go ahead and be the first one to give you a rep point for having more courage right off the bat here, in saying you're in NC. I wasn't as brave from the start.

Thank you for the kind words. I am surrounded by church-goers, religious activities, and all kinds of people who make me want to spend most of my time in sensory deprivation chamber! But life goes on. Hopefully our numbers will continue to grow as each generation receives a better education.

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10-08-2017, 11:02 AM
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Welcome!
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10-08-2017, 01:04 PM
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Welcome to TTA. Smile

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10-08-2017, 01:05 PM
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10-08-2017, 06:15 PM
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Hi, Eric! Thumbsup
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