Texan AtheistI have lived in Texas all my life. Right in the middle of the bible belt. I am sure you all know about Texans after our famous last president...well if you dont let me give you an example of what I deal with on a daily basis. They still love G.W. Bush senior and junior, Obama is a muslim as far as 80% of them are concerned, and Sarah Palin is a good politician and smart woman.
I grew up believing in god simply because i had never been given a option to think otherwise never been taught about evolution or anything like that. Once I grew up went to college and started reading and really learning I realized that there is no way a god even exist and if he does I want nothing to do with him. He allows his followers to verbally, physically, and emotionally attack anyone who doesn't see things their way. I feel very alien and alone in this town. Anyone that I tell about my views immediately looks at me on a lower level than their own.
I hold no ill will towards any of these people though. After a long inner struggle I realize that I would only be as bad as they are if I judged them for believing. They just dont realize because it has been so ingrained into them throughout their whole lives that they just cant see any other way. I love Texas but I do hate what we have turned it into.