My name is Misty. I used to be an apathetic atheist. I spent the majority of my life holding quietly to my disbelief and allowing others to believe as they chose. That's changing for me. In the last week I've had one Jehova's Witness and two Mormons knocking on my door, not to mention the bibles that my daughter's public school tried to force on her and the fact that I know which churches most of her teachers attend despite never having a personal conversation with them. This is getting out of hand. I can't stand idly by and allow these silly superstitions that far into my life. I am desperately trying to raise a rational, skeptical child who loves science and learning, yet at every turn I am faced with people attempting to undermine that, as if it's a terrible thing that I'm doing. One of the Mormon missionaries even attempted to lure my child off from me and try to convince her to come to their church. She's 12. Shameless!
So, that is why I am here. I am reaching out to the atheist community for ideas, support, and just to know I'm not alone.
Thanks for reading.
"Religion has ever been anti-human, anti-woman, anti-life, anti-peace, anti-reason and anti-science. The god idea has been detrimental not only to humankind but to the earth. It is time now for reason, education and science to take over."
– Madalyn Murray O’Hair