Hi, Glen. I'm not in the Knoxville area. I'm in Kirksville, MO, and that's just about the biggest size city I could stand living in. The only kind of atheist-leaning group I've found in the area is a Freethinkers group at Truman State University, and I've been graduated (from a different uni) for 5 years.
LOL, know what you mean. I posted a few thing on facebook last week and created a damn firestorm! Some dropped me but most understand that I don't care how or what they believe but that I have every right to express my opinion as they do. I've never been a shrinking violet and at my age really don't care who knows what. LOL
Thanks Glen I appreciate the information. I feel quire sure there are plenty of like minded people here in Nashville. It just that a lot of people in the Bible Belt are hesitant to openly admit their thoughts.
Thanks for the warm welcome Glen. It is especially maddening during this time of the year when others try to influence my children's views on the holidays. I've had it up to my eyebrows on the ridiculousness that comes out of some people. I look forward to checking the forums to level my sanity. :)
Hello Glen I am Zainab from Morocco where the Buddhist culture is very rare .... I haven't discivered Buddhism from very long (a month) it's a life style and a philosophy for me and it matches with my Godless based life especially that I am a spiritual person who wants to enjoy life peacefuly .
What i have enjoyed although I'm still having difficulties with is meditation .... I am still discovering more about Buddhism and everytime I learn more I love it more ....
Hi Glen thanks for the message /chat how's Texas? sorry left myself logged in and wasn't at my computer hope you don't think I ignored you, never been to Sydney myself glad you liked it though. have a groovy day
Greetings from Florida! I have found that when people find out about my beliefs, or lack thereof, they respect my choice to be an atheist. Bear in mind that I always publicly respect their choice(s) to believe even though I privately think they're batshit. It's good to meet you!