Not surprised. An anti-theist friend of mine lives in Tasmania, and every time I talk with him about what's going on his his neck of the woods he is always howling about the fundies down his way. We have good conversations.
Speaking of anti-atheist propaganda - not to take away from your situation, Arick - but there is a theist website, pointed out to me by Onyango, on which the speaker, "Debilis," maintains that we can never have empirical evidence of god, as there can be no empirical evidence for the metaphysical, and his god is that, metaphysical.
I'd love to see some of the better debators here, go over and take him on.
Here's an example of his rhetoric:
The first thing I’d say to this is that none of the definitions referenced specified empirical evidence. So, one’s experience of free will (for instance) would be evidence for free will, under this definition.
By extension, that would also be evidence that there is more to reality that the physical.
Similarly, things such as moral experience, rational thought, and the origin and fine tuning of the universe would be evidence of the same idea.
Unseen, you might want to weigh in on the free will issue, I know that, besides arrogance, that's your forte --
I don't fear death, I just want to stick around for a few hundred more years and see how it all turns out. A hundred or fewer years really isn't enough to do everything, considering it takes most people the first fifty or so, just to pull their heads out of their asses and get over themselves, and some never do.