Originally Posted by rspetersen
I just discovered this thread and am so excited. I am the sole atheist in a family of devout Mormons, and always feel very isolated. I actually live with my mother who is a fanatic Mormon. I am disabled and she is extremely generous to allow me to live with her, and I generally never complain. But I suspect you fellow atheists can appreciate how difficult this is, for both her and me. The bottom line is, I am never able to live authentically, ever, and it has taken a toll on me.
I'm not saying I expect everyone to know what I do, or don't, find tiresome. I'm just saying I never feel like I fit in. So, I am excited to have found this group of intelligent women who happen to share my love of papercrafting as well as my atheism. Heck, I am ecstatic! While reading through this thread I felt something, I don't know, "ease" up a bit. I'm just used to being all alone in this, and never expected to find fellow atheists in a craft where I often feel so alone.
So, I look forward to reading more posts by all of you. Finding this thread made my day!
Hey There! Glad you found us. I think most of us experienced the same sense of relief you felt when you found this thread. You must be very strong to be atheist in Utah! Do most people know you're an atheist?
Once in awhile we get a christian wandering in who is appalled to find this thread and wonders why it is allowed or something. Eventually they get the message that they don't have to be here and they leave us alone.
Looking forward to more posts from you.