February 8, 2011
No introduction yet
This was the first event I attended and I'm impressed with the leadership and the level of organization and attendance. I'm excited about the possibilities for this group. One concern I have is the sense of hostility and disrespect towards theists. This is a stereotype of atheists that I would like to change. I think we can stand firmly for our identity as "without god" and not get roped into being "against god". I am not at war with anyone or any religion. I would just like to preserve the freedom to be atheist and to see atheists have some of the resources that religions provide (i.e. to cope with challenges/grief, a community, a forum to discuss ethics...) I suspect that other atheists feel this way, too, without hostility or disrespect to theists.