I was open with my friends about it, but my family was quite catholic so i avoided the topic until the time was right. unfortunately, my mom had snooped through my room while i was out of town and…Continue
hey everyone, i'm alex. 18 years old from st. louis, mo. I'm a freshman at indiana state and i really would love to find indiana state atheists so i kno im not alone. ^_^ i like rock music, anime,…Continue
"Well you know how folks get drunk and start talking about religion? hah, well that's how I came out to my friends. My parents figured it out after awhile when they would ask questions or mention something from the bible and I would argue about…"
"I only came out to my mother last month, oddly enough. I don't go around referring to myself as an atheist; my friends and most of my family seem happy knowing I have a generally rational worldview and don't ask me a lot of questions. In…"
"I've never told my family straight up, but I've stopped going to church with them and I've never hid it from them that I've been reading books like The God Delusion. They just ignore the matter and don't talk about it."
"My mom didn't go to church but she still believed in god and prayed sometimes I think. I don't remember exactly when I told her and my sisters I was an atheist and I don't remember the details of the conversations. My sisters seemed…"
"A few of my close friends knew I was an atheist when I came out in early 1982. My family are strict Catholics, however, and I wasn't sure how they'd react, so I stayed quiet about it until 1985. During April of that year I attended my…"
"This is sad, I don't really remember. It happened after I moved out of my mother's house and become more concrete after moving out on my own. I would guess it came from my older sister, once she knew there was no chance it would remain a…"
"If anything i was blaming myself, but you have a great point. One of the best aspects of the rite of passage that is moving out of parental influence into college (or the workforce), is the chance to think for one's self."
"Facebook haha.. I foolishly added my parents as friends and, like many who are away at college, they were out of sight and mind. I posted a dumb status while inebriated (Bowling Green right?) involving how wonderful it was to not feel guilt from a…"
Hello Alex Nicole, and welcome to this friendly meeting place with freethinkers who recognise that religion is a huge deception aimed at controlling vulnerable superstitious people, including defenceless children; and
how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and even longer.