I just wanted to say how great it that I've finally found a place where I can freely discuss atheism without reprisal and ignorance!
I'm from Ireland which many of you may know is an extremely catholic country. All of my family, of which I'm the youngest, are religious (my aunt is a nun). I was always made to go to mass when I was younger and even though I stopped believing in god when I was in my early teens I continued to go to keep the peace in the house. I eventually got sick of listening to the hypocrisy in the church and refused to go a few years ago but until now haven't been fortunate enough to come across this site!
Only been a member briefly but so far it seems insightful and smart! Its great to see people actually forming their own opinions and thinking critically!
Anyway good to be here and hope to get to know some of you and have some decent conversations!!
Nice to hear from you Sean, fellow Celt here from Scotland but living in England now. Welcome to Think Atheist.