Hi. My name is Flo and I am an atheist.
I was born and raised a secular, but cultural Jew in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States. The whole god thing never made a lot of sense to me, but I still feel ok about my ethnic heritage.
The whole religion thing scares the hack out of me, especially the wave of Christian Conservatism that is taking hold across this country. I grew up in the birthplace of the United States. I raised my family near the place that changed the course of the Revolution on Chirstmas morning. My relationship with the founders of my country is personal. And I know that they created this place to have a wall between religion and government. They were specifically NOT creating a Christian nation. The reason why the word "creator" was used and not "God" was to keep it vague and allow for any citizen to interpret this his own way.
This was intended to be a secular nation. The whole point was NOT to have a national religion. The whole Christian political doctrine just makes me furious.
Other than that, I am a nice lady who has raised 3 responsible and level headed children. They are productive young adults raised by two atheist parents.
I am also a scientist. And a physician. Creation is religion. Evolution is science. Period.
Anyway, I was reading "The Unlikely Disciple" and discovered this group.
I am glad you are here.