You exist! At least a handful of you. And judging by the (at least) ten — ten! — atheist groups in the state, that’s a pretty big handful.
Living as an atheist in Mississippi can be a lonely experience. Evangelical Christianity is pervasive here, and one can expect to encounter frequent proselytizing, anti-atheist bigotry, and even discrimination based on one’s lack of belief in ancient superstition. Many atheist Mississippians conceal their feelings toward religion to prevent social ostracization or avoid punitive consequences.
The purpose of this new blog is to provide resources and support to Mississippi atheists. I am convinced that there are far more of us out there than we realize, and forming connections, even those over the web, can normalize one’s experience and reduce feelings of isolation.If you are an atheist living in Mississippi, you are certainly not alone.
If you live in or near the state, check it out.
You might even meet other in-state/local atheists in the process!