One interesting thing about your situation is that you can be there and observe the other people and see the "inside" from an "outsider's" perspective. I've wanted to do that before...
...to be back in the situation, but know what I know now and really pick up on what really feeds these people to come back to this disease. Are they all so self deprecating and self-destructive that they are comforted by this thought of a damnation? It's very interesting.
The great thing is knowing that they can force feed you if they want, but once you've figured out that it is all bonkers, you are safe from their voodoo. Could THAT be what "saved" really feels like? :)
I'm from Georgia and I had a crazy childhood that was COMPLETELY about Jesus. I'm 27, but I still think I'm 16, so we should get along :P
I think it's awesome to see young people that are having their eyes opened so early. I'm sure it's still rough, but at least there's the NEXUS. You might like my crazy bio.
Hi Christopher! Welcome to Atheist Nexus. You might like to meet two of my young friends: Alex, 15 from New Zealand and Sammy, also 15 from Australia. The Young Atheists Group has 123 members - might be worth a visit.