They Foolishly Believe
I Am Evil Somehow
Hello Fellow Atheist,
I am not Indian but I certainly am 100% atheist. My atheist beliefs are among the strongest of any that I have. I became an atheist at 16, 13 years later my non-faith is stronger than ever. I do however confess to being frustrated at never being able to share my beliefs with people. I only know one atheist my sister. I have stopped telling anyone that I am atheist because people just dont understand. They foolishly believe I am evil somehow. On the contrary I am an extremely moral person. I am against the death penalty & abortion (although I don't preach to anyone on either subject). I am not promiscous, I believe in being completely faithful in a relationship. I am vegetarian and an animal lover. I don't do drugs of any kind. I've opted to become an organ donor. And I volunteer at two neighborhood crime prevention programs. Yet I fear sharing my wonderful belief with any one I associate with. I just don't have the strenght to explain that "I am OK" to anyone anymore.
The great thing is that my family never questions my belief. Since I don't celebrate Christmas they are decent enough to let me be during the holidays. I feel that they actually respect it in their own way.
Henceforth, I wanted to know if there are any organizations where I live in New York City. Maybe a place where atheist meet. I hope it doesn't sound bizarre but I feel such a place is necessary. Im sure there are other atheist that feel alienated as I do. Please inform me of any that you are aware of. I would even settle for an active atheist chat room. I apologize for the long e-mail it's just that I never get to express my feelings about this to anyone. Thank you for your attention in this matter.
From: "Positive Atheism" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Positive_Atheism_Letters_Section
Date: Friday, June 16, 2000 12:17 PM
Perhaps American Atheists or the American Humanist Association could point you to a group near you. Another way to find fellow atheists is through the Freethought Contacts Page.
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