Hey all, just joined the site and thought I would post an introduction.
I am a 31 year old mother, student, teacher, and child activist. I grew up in a very conservative christian home, joined a cult when I was 18, was married to an emotionally abusive man for 6 years and lived to tell about it all!
3 years ago began my journey out of bondange when I let go of the fear that had me bound to religious teachings. I stripped my spirituality down to "I have no effing idea" and began to soak up all the truth seeking I could manage! I am so greatful for the people that have come into my life that have shown me rationality and critical thinking as those have been my lifelines!
I am here because I am still closeted about my new ways of thinking when it comes to most people that knew me "before" I have slowly been introducing the emerging me and am being met with some ridiculous reactions. I need connections with like minded, critically thinking, truth loving individuals.
Peace and Love
one of the reasons why i enjoy being around TA so much is the sheer courage i'm made aware of in the world.
so glad you got out of that ugly situation. congrats on your atheism!
welcome to the community! :)
I lost a lot of people I thought were my good friends, when they found out I was atheist.
Welcome to T/A :)
Only a few people outside of T/A know that I am an atheist. Little by little I test the waters with brief (but smart) replies and statements in facebook and public to see if they can tell.
I know when I fully disclose it that change everything. So my hat is off to anyone who has the courage to reveal their real selves to the world.
Thanks for the warm welcomes and encouragement! I look forward to getting to know you all!