The ignorance displayed by the first commenter just goes to show the whole "My way or the highway attitude". It doesn't matter where you are in this world, you're always going to meet people who disagree with your opinions. It's really sad that your family disowned you like that, family should be there for you regardless of what you believe.
By saying; "There is no God." Seventy-three percent of the people in this country don't like that, and there are always consequences for one's unguarded mouth" when you merely asked a question "Why do you believe in God"? Just goes to show how easily butt-hurt these religious people can really be. Nothing that you said should have offended anyone.
Typical.... [.... #] seems like every Christian who posts a hateful comment always follows it with a cop-out piece of bullshit like "Your position makes you an abomination....but I feel sorry for you" "You can go to Hell! ... I'll pray for your soul." "You better prepare because God hates you! ... but you're a lost sheep and he will forgive you when you come back."
FUCK this drives me insane. What a callous asshole. I can't believe people can say things like this and actually genuinely feel that way. You'd expect something like that from a forum troll or sexually frustrated 14 year old hiding behind their computer screen. I am completely disgusted to the core of my being about this horrible person's opinions.
Anathema, I really admire your bravery for coming out to your family about your lack of belief when you no doubt could have predicted how severe the consequences might be, and I admire you even more for staying true to yourself despite the ludicrous ramblings of theistic fundamentalists who dare to call themselves moderates.
Christians like that are one of many reasons I am atheist. Once again not practising what they preach - about being kind to all.
It's sickening how quick they are to judge and say we are selling our rubbish to others, but atheists know more about their holy book than they do.