I'm new and looking for like minds.
I am so glad to find this site. I live in Lynchburg, Virginia, and no matter how hard I look, I seem to be surrounded by "Jerry's Kids". By "Jerry's Kids", I mean that I live 10 minutes from Liberty University. I hope that there are a few of you that can know and understand what it's like living where I do and trying to find a few free minds not tainted by Southern Baptist Theology. In my younger years I was more inclined to argue until my nose started to bleed with any religious man or woman who felt the need to "save me". Now, I am a bit older, not as militant, but find it hard to stand firm when I stand alone in this bible belt town. I am a huge fan of Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins, Thomas Jefferson, Friederick Nietzsche....etc. I hope that finding this site will be the stepping stone to becoming more of an Athiest Activist in a town that has forgotton what the word "rational" even means anymore. I am a huge fan of logic, and have a knack for finding loopholes, discrepancies, and contradictions in all forms of religious belief. In college, I studied religion intensely so I could have a better understanding of just how to take any believer and make them choke on their ignorance of the religion of their choice. Nothing, nothing makes me more sad than to see a child holding hands with a parent leading them into church.
"Whoever feels predestined to see and not to believe will find all believes to noisy and pushy: He guards against them."
"Whoever feels predestined to see and not to believe will find all believers too noisy and pushy: he guards against them."