Other, 61, New Hampshire, USA
I have been an atheist since childhood. I do not have the same negative lived experiences of some of the other people on this site. I think that there are a lot of people here with very negative views of the church based on their experiences. I don't share those experiences and I avoid conversation that include bashing who people who believe.
I am annoyed when a religious person tries to convert me. That is why I have a "No Religious Solicitation" sign on my front door. But I have also worked side-by-side with nuns who were very lovely people. They never asked me if I attended church or tried to proselytize me. In fact they embraced me, encouraged me and supported me unconditionally.Full Bio