Yes, I am the smartest person in a whole state. And it was easy (Only half-kidding).
I was raised southern baptist but never really got into it, even though my father was a deacon and my only brother-in-law a preacher.
I have been a self-recognized atheist since 1977, i.e., most of my adult life since I am 64 yrs. old.
We have an atheist meet-up group in Jackson and around 20 or so come to the monthly meetings. About half of them seem to be transplants and half native-born, like me.
I'm close to being a charter member of Freedom of Religion Foundation. They do good work.
I like the name of this forum. It sort of puts the religious on the defensive at the get go, does it not? lol.