Welcome to the forum Fireball.
We have some good fun here and only rarely do we have serious disputes. Not to say that we always agree but that we do like each other. We have members from all over the place......Australia, England, Norway, Russia, Cyprus, France, Brazil, Germany, etc. That means that we can have the benefit of different cultural points of view as well as to learn about such remote stuff as the geology of Cyprus....... how to bake a kidney pie, and an ever expanding array of subjects.
We are, almost all of us, comfortable with our atheistic position and treat it as a matter of normal existence. Thus we rarely want or need to argue our position. We even have at least one Christian who is a respected and valuable member. He does not hassle us and we do not hassle him. But woe to the religious troll who comes here to teach us about the ways of the lord and his commandments. We have some extraordinarily intellectual members capable of destroying just about anyone who challenges us but most of the time we will not even bother to argue our position with the occasional proselytizer.
I mess around with wood mostly building boats. I am a journeyman machinist and tool maker as well as a graduate mechanical engineer, now retired (and bored senseless). We will have some common interests, no doubt.