Hi, I am a new member of this discussion group, and also a member of a small-time local atheist group in Illinois, the Metro East Atheist Network, outside of St. Louis. We have about 50 members and have been going for about a year now. I am a veteran of the Iraq war and I absolutely do believe there are atheists in foxholes (figuratively, since our troops in the middle east today obviously do not literally fight in foxholes). I am a lifetime roleplaying game enthusiast, and I currently run a fantasy GURPS session every other friday in my basement at home. I also love ancient history, and I especially love to discuss biblical issues from a critical perspective. I am looking forward to sharing ideas with and learning from the members of this group.