anonymousatheist

New atheist, stuck in the Bible belt. Where do I go from here?

What's the Point?

For as long as I can remember the reasoning given to me by parents, teachers, and authority figures for anything they told me to do or any question I had was a variation of "The Bible says so" or "Jesus says so." I didn't grow up believing in hell, instead I believed in annihilationism. To a 6 year old, getting burned up and never existing while your mommy and daddy are in heaven is just as scary as hell. So, the entire purpose of my life was drilled into me very young--get to heaven! As a result, I never really realized you could be kind and compassionate because it was the moral thing....more

Anonymous Atheism

I live in the Bible Belt. Good old Nebraska--Home of the Huskers football team and...not much else. We have 270 churches in my city according to the Yellow Pages. There is every flavor of Christianity a girl could ask for, and probably a few more besides.Like most people around here I was raised to be a true believer. I grew up in an off-the-beaten path sort of denomination and very sheltered as a result. I was in my senior year of high school before I knew what an f-bomb was....more
We are everywhere, don't hide come out and be proud of who you are and what you believe....or ...more