Tucson, AZUSA 85719
July 4, 2009
At age 7, a neighbor kid told me he didn't believe in god. Immersed in Christianity, I was shocked anyone had such an idea. Later, discovering Santa, E. Bunny, Tooth Fairy were only stories, & then H.S. biology & astronomy was the turning point.
85% ? of the Swedish population is atheist. I feel isolated and a bit fearful living in a supposedly enlightened population that is maybe only about 10% atheist. It would be nice to feel relaxed with some like-minded individuals.
To enjoy an environment that is comfortable and welcoming of those who want the freedom to think independently from the current stifling religious majority. There are thankfully some brainy and assertive debaters within this group, who raise the bar, and argue articulately against faulty premises and logic. But many come just to feel at ease with themselves and others. It is very refreshing.