Hello my fellow atheists,
I am really struggling to tell my parents that I am an atheist. First of all I want to give you a short overview about my situation: I live in Vienna, Austria, in fact a very secular country. My parents and all my relatives are Roman catholic (that´s the biggest religious confession in Austria). My father is very religious and indoctrinated me over my whole childhood. My mother actually is not really religious but always claimed to be so. In my teenage years I started questioning the Christian believe and for my luck ended up becoming an atheist. When I left home and moved to Vienna I also left church and became an atheist formally. All my friends an all the people I am engaged with know I am an atheist except for my parents and most of my crazy Christian relatives.
So how would you recommend me to handle this situation? I don´t want to hide myself any more pretending to be religious, but I also don´t want to break with my parents. I don´t care so much about my other relatives, but although my relation to my parents is not that good I don´t want them to thing I was immoral and a bad person. I my mother wouldn´t make so many troubles, but my father would be very disappointed and offended.
I would be very thankful if you could provide me some proposals to handle that. (Sorry for my bad English but I think you can understand what I mean.)