Hi all, I've been an Atheist since I was 12. I feel so alone and helpless because the majority of the world's decisions are based on religion, like the decision to go to war, decisions to teach religion in schools, and decisions to limit my rights to my body and my right to exist...for fear of angering some wrathful God. There's a lot of hateful things in the bible, and those hateful things always seem to be aimed at me for being a number of things, young, a girl, intelligent, and Atheist. My favorite subject in school growing up was science, so I knew about Evolution before I knew about God. It's just that there's no explaining anything to these zealots who won't stop proselytizing no matter how much proof you throw at them, and will socially isolate you for not being like them, and EVERYONE is like them. My dad especially, he's an immigrant and has never gone to school, so when I try to explain stuff like Evolution to him, he gets offended like "I did NOT come from an amoeba!" I feel like I'm walking on egg shells trying not to offend anyone, but my existence offends them, so how do I exist? I think everyone thinks Atheists are Satanists, when in reality I'd tell a Satanist to STFU as fast as I would tell a Christian to STFU because they both believe in God and they're both trying to sell me something. I just feel so alone and am looking for some emotional support for other young Atheists like me. So hi I guess. Glad to be here.