0Hey, greetings. I'm a refugee from an atheist forum. I was there for years but post 2016 it because a really toxic place to be. I really have grown pretty weary of talking about religion anyway and the politics there was so one sided and nasty that I couldn't take it any more. This place seems to have a more interesting balance of people, which is what I'm looking for. I am an Atheist but I'd say that my politics are not hard left by any stretch of the imagination. I consider myself somewhat of a pragmatic libertarian. That is to say people should be allowed the maximum amount of individual freedom, while recognizing that people are flawed human beings and sometimes it is best for us to collectively take care of one another when we fail to do so on our own. On many other issues I lean conservative as well. Politics should be about finding a good balance where everyone can form a society that works for different people and where we can live together, not trying to ram our own beliefs down everyone's throat and forcing other people to live the way that we personally like, which seems to be a popular belief amoungst the right and the left. Personally I'm a rock climber, world traveler and oddball. I'm from the Southern California desert, currently live in Utah (a great state, despite what some people think.) I've been to every state but Hawaii, North Dakota, Rhode Island and Connecticut (I'm sure they are lovely.) I lived in Mexico for a bit, my father lives there currently, spent 6 months in South America, 3 months biking across Spain, 3 months in Australia. I normally like to have one outlet for talking to strangers online and have been without one since I quit atheist forums a few months ago, so I'm going to give this a try. -Cap'n Awesome.