Hi everyone! I recently made the decision to convert to Hinduism. I have identified as agnostic for several years because I was disappointed by the hypocrisy of many mainstream religions (as defined by your average white American I should say) and that disappointment hit a record high over the last four years. I recently moved to North Carolina but I moved from a neighborhood that was culturally diverse and I made several dear friends with my Hindu neighbors. Through many discussions and just witnessing the way they truly live their ideology, I was moved to make a change. In the typical Christian church there a phrase used by the minister often that simply urges the congregation to walk the walk of their faith instead of just talking the talk. That is sadly not what usually happens. I can say with 100% certainty that the Hindus I know and love live their faith. They "walk the walk". All of this being said, I've now found myself in an area that doesn't appear to have any cultural diversity at all. I am in Arden and if there anyone near me that wants to share my journey with me through conversations and maybe going to a temple with me. I don't want to only be around people that look like me or were raised like me...etc. Please respond if you are someone that can support me in this journey.