"I can relate to this too. At work, I constantly have customers passing out pamphlets or little tickets to their church. I have had people ask me " you love Jesus don't you?!" and when I tell them no, or that I am an Atheist I do get…"
I am 23 years old attending Calsouthern University in Irvine, CA working on my BA in Psychology. I live and work in a VERY stifling Catholic neighbourhood, which is a daily challenge. I came out as Atheist to my family at 17 and my Mom still tells me that I am 'going through a phase'. Believe me, I am not.
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Why are you here?
Primarily to make friends and spark some debates
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
My Mom tried to raise me as a Roman Catholic, just as she was raised. I remember being forced into a confession booth when I was 15 and all that came out of it was feeling judged, depressed, and hating myself. I had done nothing wrong, therefore what would I have to confess too? Being born? But still, I had to 'repent'. Catholicism taught me that I was a sinner from the beginning of life and I had to love God to make up for it. I scoffed at this lesson and began to question the terrible things I was taught as a child. I came out as an Atheist to my Mom at 17 and her first words were to not let anybody else find out. It took a long while after that to finally come out to more people as an Atheist, and still I got strange looks. I have yet to come out to my Aunts, Uncles, and Grandparents. I do not want to dissapointed them, even though I want to come out. Now, at 23, a full fledged Atheist (in my own home at least) with my own copy of The God Delusion and The Skeptics Bible--I wish to meet more Atheists and make some friends. :)
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