Greetings, Marissa! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Oct. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
Hello Marissa. You did well to stand up to them as a child. So sensible. Welcome to Atheist Nexus with its thousands of freethinkers who recognise like you that god is nothing but fiction and religions were devised to control impressionable superstitious people starting with defenseless children.