Coming Out Godless: What's Your Story?

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Coming Out Godless: What's Your Story?

We all come from different backgrounds & have different reasons for identifying ourselves as atheist or agnostic.

Whatever your story is, we'd like to hear it. Please share & encourage others who are considering "coming out"!

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How to tell your Religious Parents you are Atheist

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I DON'T recommend "coming out" if you're ...

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As Diminished as any Good Christian

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Who else is hiding?

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BOOK: 101 Ordinary People Who Left God

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How I found my way!

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Coming out to my catholic parents

Started by Colleen. Last reply by Roberta Upton Cross Oct 29, 2014. 19 Replies

From Catholic to Mormon to Atheist

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It was pretty much like this.

Started by Lewal. Last reply by Lewal Feb 26, 2013. 2 Replies

Being an 'out' Atheist at work.

Started by Zombie Atheist. Last reply by Jens Schwaiger Oct 10, 2012. 6 Replies

How committed are you to your atheism?

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Your god contradicts all I live for.

Started by Sebastian Torren G.. Last reply by Suzanne Olson-Hyde Oct 12, 2011. 2 Replies

Here I Am

Started by Kat Humble. Last reply by Kat Humble Sep 20, 2011. 4 Replies

Another Brit - religion as a dangerous habit.

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How I Lost My Faith in One Month's Time

Started by Kim. Last reply by Jack Frost May 30, 2011. 28 Replies

Where do I go from here?

Started by Kevin Marks. Last reply by LovelyGirl Apr 10, 2011. 3 Replies

i don't think i'll be a christian much longer...

Started by S.S.. Last reply by MikeTheInfidel Mar 27, 2011. 15 Replies

From Bible-literalist Fundie to Outspoken Atheist

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Comment by SaganPlanet on December 10, 2008 at 4:24pm
its best summed up with this simple statement that made me join/turn into an atheist. "Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived. "
Comment by Kirstin on November 28, 2008 at 9:45pm
Hey pat if you have time check out this vid. Kinda long but worth checking out.

Comment by Pat on November 28, 2008 at 9:37pm
I was raised Catholic. Went to a Catholic school for 5 years and was an alter boy. Joined the Army at 17 in 1961. I started to read history and realized how much the church was involved in some of the worst atrocities in history. Became a nonbeliever about then.
The big question was, as probably for most, If God made everything, who made God. I loved science to much to believe in the supernatural.
Comment by Teagan on November 26, 2008 at 3:13pm
oh wow Gerard that could open a whole new cans of worms... I never thought about that... This is one of the many reasons I carry my A card.

Comment by Mauricio González on November 11, 2008 at 2:34pm
Hiya fellas!!

Regards form Chile!!
(I'm so repetitive with that!!)

Am I the one Chilean?

Dunno!!
Comment by Morgan Matthew on November 2, 2008 at 11:15pm
I felt like telling him he ought to be ashamed equating his bible with a children's fantasy book, but I kept my mouth shut, as usual. I still do. I want to keep my job.

Just wow... simply wow. For what ever reason just hearing that makes me shake my head in disbelief. But then I shake my head some more and come to my senses that, that does not surprise me.
Comment by athnam on November 2, 2008 at 10:36pm
I was about 3 or 4 years old the first time my mom took me to church with her. I was totally confused: the people I trusted to be sensible and wise believed in something like Santa Claus. I knew Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny weren't real, so how come they didn't know god wasn't real??? But not just them, there was a whole church full of adults professing this juvenile faith!

As I grew up, I just kept my mouth shut. I'd seen people's reactions enough times to different faiths, let alone NO faith to know not to say anything. As a teacher, I had a parent request equal time when I was reading Harry Potter to my class.(He was a preacher with his own church.) I felt like telling him he ought to be ashamed equating his bible with a children's fantasy book, but I kept my mouth shut, as usual. I still do. I want to keep my job.
Comment by Atheist Ninja on October 29, 2008 at 10:52pm
My family wasn't extremely religious, but we did go to church every Sunday. I went to Sunday school, and attended a kids Bible study group with a home schoolers group. I think I was about 13 years old when I realized I didn't believe in God. To tell the truth there wasn't any single event that tipped me over. I suppose I realized that praying didn't do anything, and that Bible stories were ridiculous. Eventually I asked my parents why they believed in God, and they didn't have very good answers. My father said that I'll understand someday when something big in my life happens, and my mother and stepfather didn't seem to mind. My sister isn't very religious either, but she believes in the spiritual, and mystical much more than I do. I live in a very liberal area, so it isn't considered all that radical. Most of my friends are atheist, or at least non-theist.
Comment by Kate on October 29, 2008 at 3:15pm
Yeah i was going to ask the same thing. Well about your family. I am a new atheist myself but I have yet to tell my parents. How is your relationship now with them? I am still bouncing off the walls figuring what to do. I mean like I have said b4... Just wait till i get married haha... but I would love to hear yours.
Comment by Morgan Matthew on October 29, 2008 at 3:11pm
"It's like saying something completely out of context in the social world and having everyone stop and look at you with their heads cocked over in complete confusion. Very frustrating."

I could not agree more Golda. Really great story. Once again thanks for joining T|A.

BTW how is your relationship now with your family?
 

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