"My mother and stepdad are very religious. As far as they know, I'm a born-again Christian. My dad believes in God but isn't at all religious, and doesn't care that I'm an atheist. If my mother knew, she'd flip. I'm…"
"My mom knows but it's very recent. We're fueding about it. She won't let me celebrate christmas or any other holidays with her now. She wants me to stay away from her church & has been telling everyone."
"My mother is extremely religious!My step father is kinda religious,all of my mothers family is very religious,My father isn't religious.Right now I'm slowly trying to tell them.Hopefully it will go well.I doubt it though."
"I really dread telling my parents. I'm 14, and was never really a big chruch person, but my moms a really devout Christian. It's not like I want to force my beliefs on them, but it's like they're forcing theirs on me, which…"
"I tried to tell my mom that I was Atheist and she told me I didn't know what I believed.
My dad believes in god but hates religion and basically told me the same thing.
So I do my best to avoid church and talk to my agnostic uncle about…"
Hi its nice to see that there are other active teen atheists around. Im very intersted in getting some perspectives from others, most importantly highschool experiences and I was brought here. I also have some experience dealing manic depresent individuals my sister being one of them so if you want to chat, or discusse just send me a message
I was reading some of your posts in the parents discussion, and it seems that you and I have a lot in common when it comes to parents. I am still in the closet to them because I want financial help with college (sounds horrible, I know, but I think that it is my best option. The only difference evident to me is that my parents are still together (which I think means double the oppresion).
Anyway, sorry for the rant. It was just really encouraging to see that someone else is going through what I am and suceeding. Thanks.
First, I can understand that you're looking to what you will do and be when you leave high school, but you should be enjoying your high school years. You're a very attractive girl, and the fact that you're an Atheist (which to me, qualifies your intellect), should make you even more confident in yourself.
I'm 66 and I've been an Atheist since I was about 13 years old. My kids are Atheists, and for them, I'm very proud of that.
And, it's good that you don't care that much as to what people might think of you; live your life as you want to, and you'll be surprised at how people will think of you.