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Hi Everyone

I just joined today. It's such a relief to find a community of like minded people that I can relate to.

I currently reside in South Georgia and as far as I'm aware, I may be the only atheist around. I'm sure there are others but I don't know any. Only a very select few of my friends are aware of my godlessness, and I think that they believe that I don't really mean it. As much as it is completely ridiculous to me that they believe in a sky father, it is equally ridiculous to them that I don't. Those few are the only ones that have any clue. To everyone else I try to remain a mystery. At work, I am surrounded by believers. All day long I get to hear people at work go on about their imaginary friend and how great their lives are because of him. It's mind boggling to me. The guy who works next to me is a great guy. We get along great. However, he is deeply religious and I would never let on to him that I think it's a load of hog wash. My boss has told me that when she votes, she is only concerned with the religion of the candidate. Others send out blessing emails periodically, or scripture of the day emails. I've even been asked if I'm a christian and if I've been saved. I simply stated that it was unlawful for a supervisor to ask that question. Every single time I come in contact with these superstitious people(all day long), I want scream out because of how completely insane all of it sounds. What if I went around telling everybody about the wondrous deeds of Thor or if I emailed constantly about the magnificence of my cats third left whisker. Everyone would think I was crazy as a loon.

 

My point being, where I live(small southern Georgia town), you have to be a part of the hive to succeed. I have one friend who admitted to me that he is not very religious but still goes to church just for the social networking. I'm glad that I can come here during the day to inject some reason into my day.

 

Thanks,

Nelmil


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Welcome and enjoy! You'll

Welcome and enjoy! Laughing out loud

You'll find a number of people facing the same scenario as yourself here. It's unfortunate that such prejudice is still so prevalent. Sad

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 Welcome! It is really

 Welcome!

 

It is really difficult and heart-breaking to see people be manipulated into fervently believing in things, especially if they were brought up brainwashed.  There's often not much you can do.  There's a lot of great stuff on this site that can help you though, definitely, so I'd recommend you read up on what is said here.

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Hi there Nelmil

 

But there is a god and your finding this site is all part of his plan for your life...(snigger)

 

P.S. I know what you mean about facing the godly at close range. They really are a different species.

 

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Welcome!

Welcome!

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 Hi. Laughing out loud

 

Just avoid them when they are in large crowds and you should be safe. *nods*


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  Welcome. I live in the

  Welcome. I live in the Bible Belt, too ..so I am familiar with your situation.  Enjoy your stay here.

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nelmil wrote:I just joined

nelmil wrote:

I just joined today. It's such a relief to find a community of like minded people that I can relate to.

I currently reside in South Georgia and as far as I'm aware, I may be the only atheist around. I'm sure there are others but I don't know any. Only a very select few of my friends are aware of my godlessness, and I think that they believe that I don't really mean it. As much as it is completely ridiculous to me that they believe in a sky father, it is equally ridiculous to them that I don't. Those few are the only ones that have any clue. To everyone else I try to remain a mystery. At work, I am surrounded by believers. All day long I get to hear people at work go on about their imaginary friend and how great their lives are because of him. It's mind boggling to me. The guy who works next to me is a great guy. We get along great. However, he is deeply religious and I would never let on to him that I think it's a load of hog wash. My boss has told me that when she votes, she is only concerned with the religion of the candidate. Others send out blessing emails periodically, or scripture of the day emails. I've even been asked if I'm a christian and if I've been saved. I simply stated that it was unlawful for a supervisor to ask that question. Every single time I come in contact with these superstitious people(all day long), I want scream out because of how completely insane all of it sounds. What if I went around telling everybody about the wondrous deeds of Thor or if I emailed constantly about the magnificence of my cats third left whisker. Everyone would think I was crazy as a loon.

 

My point being, where I live(small southern Georgia town), you have to be a part of the hive to succeed. I have one friend who admitted to me that he is not very religious but still goes to church just for the social networking. I'm glad that I can come here during the day to inject some reason into my day.

 

Thanks,

Nelmil

Many of us here know how you feel. I live in a "nowhere town" on the coast two states above you. Most of my co-workers and friends are liberal, but still do not understand me because I don't believe. I cant find atheists in my area I would want to hang out with. The one group I did find is uber politically correct and hangs out in libraries.

 

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Brian37 wrote:The one group

Brian37 wrote:
The one group I did find is uber politically correct and hangs out in libraries.

 

eww... just  run away. don't look back just run away. I met some people like that once. They tried to get me involved in table top gaming. Im just kiding but its not something I would get into either.

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By table top gaming, do you

By table top gaming, do you refer to D&D or Monopoly?

I suspect the former, but as a Gaming God, clarification is necessary.

Of course, there's nothing wrong with either genre, it's all a matter of taste.

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I mean like D&D... although

I mean like D&D... although it was warhammer if you want to details. Nothing wrong with a spot of monopoly if you want to make yourself bored though. In truth I don't think there is anything wrong with either... but I find both legendarily boring. Bring on the wrath of KORN (doomy's avatar) or whatever metal band roadie you chose 

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Vastet wrote:By table top

Vastet wrote:
By table top gaming, do you refer to D&D or Monopoly? I suspect the former, but as a Gaming God, clarification is necessary. Of course, there's nothing wrong with either genre, it's all a matter of taste.

if you're such a gaming god, you should know table top reached its apogee with fireball island.  end of story.

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iwbiek wrote:Vastet wrote:By

iwbiek wrote:

Vastet wrote:
By table top gaming, do you refer to D&D or Monopoly? I suspect the former, but as a Gaming God, clarification is necessary. Of course, there's nothing wrong with either genre, it's all a matter of taste.

if you're such a gaming god, you should know table top reached its apogee with fireball island.  end of story.

Technically, Monopoly is the single most well known board game in history, while D&D is the single most well known paper game in history. I simply took the most popular and established versions of the genres for examples. Much like I'd use Doom for FPS or Final Fantasy for RPG. Sticking out tongue

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Hangs out in libraries?

Brian37 wrote:

Many of us here know how you feel. I live in a "nowhere town" on the coast two states above you. Most of my co-workers and friends are liberal, but still do not understand me because I don't believe. I cant find atheists in my area I would want to hang out with. The one group I did find is uber politically correct and hangs out in libraries.

 

Crikey.

 

 

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 Speaking of DnD, while I

 Speaking of DnD, while I never played it I'm drooling whenever I think of Dragon Age Origins...  It seems pretty similar to my eyes but I of course have never worn a wizard's hat and a sign saying "President of +2 Spells".   

 

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