Hello everyone i am a strong atheist and the bad thing is i live in the south(full of religious nut jobs).

I am surrounded my christians and all those very religious people and when I try to tell them im atheist they assume im satanic or im a bad person. i just need help on how to deal with people like this.

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Comment by Gregg R Thomas on August 5, 2012 at 10:34am
Start a Freethinkers MeetUp group in your area, you might be surprised how many kindred souls like yourself there really are all around you looking for some friends.
Comment by archaeopteryx on August 5, 2012 at 11:09am

Ben - as Gregory House once put it:

"If you could reason with religious people,
there would BE no religious people!"

Comment by archaeopteryx on August 5, 2012 at 11:19am

@Tabitha - RE: "I'm atheist, and turns out we don't eat babies or run around burning down villages."

You haven't met Unseen yet, have you --?

Unseen replied to their discussion "Batman Theater Slaughter: Would Gun Control Laws Have Prevented it?" on Think Atheist:
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Give me a sledgehammer, a machete, and a sack full of kittens and I'm a happy man!
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Comment by James Cox on August 5, 2012 at 1:51pm

Damn, do 'nerds' like each other? There is about as much 'posturing' among nerds as there is among beer drinkers and football hacks. Maybe the term 'hacks', is a little judgemental?

I remember a conversation in a hot tub once. Someone asked me what I was or had done in school, and I responded 'I just finished a monograph on Fractal Geometry, what are you doing?' The guy said something like 'I have been studing Hilbert space Tensors..'. Sadly I did not have a come back...;p(.

Atleast 'nerds' are not monolithic in function or outlook, the 'nerd fighter' site might be ok!

Thanks! 

Comment by Simon Paynton on August 5, 2012 at 2:49pm

Cool.  This is the video I was looking for before, but I couldn't find it in a hurry: 

Brittany Simon [super-nerd?] - rebels aren't always rebels

and the classic Brittany Simon - what kind of atheist I am 

I'm finding that very intelligent people tend to be markedly independent in their outlook.  I live near Cambridge in the UK, and you see them on the train to London all the time. 

Comment by James Cox on August 5, 2012 at 9:17pm

Sadly, listening to Brittany's monologue was rather painful, to me. It might just be the age difference..;p). Funny that I have a similar attitude to dress, reading and ideas. My style of dress is jogging pants, turtle neck, and practical shoes mostly. When I am in a suit, it feels like a cardboard prop! No drugs, smoking, drinking, partying, mostly, I like my quiet. As I joking tell folks, I think I was born in a library. Most 'cultural' activities feel draining to me, I think is due to the demands I feel to conform and speek with what seems like a weird web of subculture codes. I quess I am very self-contained. When someone suggests that I 'conform' it feels like just one more attempt to confine my spirit and intelligence into so tiny little universe that could hardly interest a cat.

Comment by Barbara Gant on August 5, 2012 at 10:29pm
I own two laundry mats in Florida. When those little old ladies come into the stores and ask me if I mind if they place their crap ass regligious booklets around I tell them, yes I do! Quite adamantly. They do it anyway. Soooo,I promptly throw them in the garbage. I am a life long atheist and a senior citizen. I will not allow people to bully me. I truly think that is what it comes down to. People are so incurably brainwashed they will pull anything. Stand your ground, make sense, don't fight and in my case I have to remember business so I neutralize the the situation, end of discussion.
Comment by Simon Paynton on August 7, 2012 at 5:09am

I find being that social is usually very tiring.  I put it down to being an introvert.  I seem to have enough to do already with all that thinking. 

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