I was raised Catholic but Ive atleast been agnostic for about 10 years in that i knew the thought of a god allowing suffering made no sense to me. The thing is I never really gave it much thought past that. I figured that I could just let the Religious believe in what they want and I will mind my own business and just live my life. I guess like alot of people in their late teens/early twenties i was more concerned with what I was going to do that night(bars, parties) rather than any religious or political matter. Now im in my late 20's and as one would expect, I have matured and my focus is now on the policies and people who are affecting my way of life and the life of my daughter. For the past 6 months or so my spare time has been consumed by reading Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, Mills, watching debate after debate on youtube, and most recently browsing the wonderful site that is "Think Atheist". It has taken over my life in a sense. I have no desire to read anything else off the topic of Religion at this point. Its mindblowing... I never realized the effect of religion on my day to day life and the future of my life. I really felt that i could just do my own thing and live a peaceful life. I live in the south so i have alteast a weekly run-in with someone who feels they need to preach....whether it be at work or a status update on facebook. The funny thing is that I welcome these people now because I can easliy debate most things that they would bring up.....pascals wager, faith, "you think your grandma came from a monkey?" ect. I seriously cannot wait for the next conversation with a believer. Again I live in the south so the debates are generally pretty easily handled in that most of the christians are not educated in their own religions nonetheless science. What im getting at here is that I feel like Im becoming a bit obsessive with my Atheism. Is this something that most of you have gone through or are currently going through? I really feel the need to become active in pushing the Atheist cause. I completely agree with the aggressive Atheism that was posted on the sunday service today.....non violent of course. So is this aggressiveness just a phase that most Atheist go through.........or is this something that you are as active in now as you were 10 years ago??? if so what are some things you are doing in your community to further our cause?