Angry Atheist in NYC - Hello!!
Hi from Manhattan. I guess I'm very lucky to live in such a liberal city. I've recently thought about joining NYC Atheists, but I get the feeling that they may be a bit too mild for me. I really wish that there was a group meeting of Rational Response people in NYC. I'm just soooo angry these days. Any news or tv shows about religion (especially right-wing christian evangelism) just makes my head want to explode...really!!! Even just normal friends of mine who are believers boggle my mind...even when I tell them the true facts!! One thing I really need help with right now are my exclamations. I still say "Oh my god", or "jesus christ" (which I sometimes change to "jesus fucking christ", especially for the sake of tourists in Times Square...LOL). Any and all sugestions will be greatly appreciated!! A little about me: I was born in Santa Monica and lived in Brentwood, Westwood & Beverly Hills, before my Mom remarried and we moved to NYC (although I went back and forth on x-mases & summers to see my dad). I consider myself very fortunate to never have been baptised and growing up in a very non-religious family. My dad was Agnostic, brother & half-sister are Atheist, my mom wanted and tried to believe but couldn't...she was sooo cute!! I'm married to a real Sicilian who of course was brought up catholic, but he could care less about it and now is totally anti-religious and considers himself an Atheist. We have a long distance marriage going on 23 years. He lives there and I live here. Best marriage ever!!! I've had a very fascinating life and hope to share it with new friends from the RRS. Cheers!!! Valerie
"Religion must die for mankind to live" - Bill Maher
"Those who deny reason cannot be conquered by it" - Ayn Rand