Hey all. I'm happy to find a place to speak to people with common sense. One thing about me: I'm agnostic. I know, I know. This is "a place for activist atheists to unite", so I'm bound to hear some crap. That's cool. I'm just looking for people who aren't, hmm...well, Christian. I live in a very conservative place and everyone one I know is crazy! Maybe that's exaggerating. I need to speak with others that are like-minded. I have a tendency to believe in some type of being that maybe created us a long-ass time ago and then went to get a sandwich. Or not. Doesn't really matter one way or another. That's my stance, since we're on the subject.
The real reason I'm here is not to talk about my agnosticism, necessarily, but to find a respite from all the dogma floating around out there. The thing that frightens me the most is that Christianity is so enmeshed in our lives, in subtle ways. Many people just take it for granted that I am one. Or that everyone is a Christian. And it's not something you'd notice until you get out of that whole mess and start looking at it from the outside. I even have Christian-guilt typing "that whole mess"! I can't think of a better example of a cult, wielding it's power from the grave.
Rational response. That's what I'm looking for from people. I'd like to talk to you guys and get input to try to help me "come out" and also to spread the word of reason. Because, let's face it: our recruiting squad is WAY behind. Thanks for your time!!