"Welcome to the Think Atheist community Biniam! Join us in the chat on the bottom right of the screen and feel free to ask questions and get involved as much or as little as you want! If you would like to, add me as a friend and I'm also on…"
"well kid you came to the right place. I was about 14 when I figured it out but luckily did not have religious parents. whew. i agree with the others its best to keep quiet. it sucks, but then thats why we deal with situations as…"
"Welcome to rationality and TA, Biniam. You are wise to keep your atheism to yourself when you have a family that believes in creationism. I am sorry, but the religious (even our family members) are not very tolerant of us--though they…"
"The brain has different ways of distracting itself from full awareness of unpleasant thoughts, and feelings. These ways are called defense mechanisms. The way I dealt with mortality is rationalization, which is one of the major defense mechanisms. I…"
"At first, i was afraid. It was like if i get into an accident tomorrow, i will die and i won't be conscious anymore. It wasn't the fact that there is no god that was hard to comprehend, because i never really believed in god. I only…"
"Welcome Biniam. It can be quite hard when you first begin questioning and realise that disbelief is the only rational reaction to the existence of gods. I have been talking to two teenagers and a twelve year old about this - they feel deep…"
I can certainly empathise with the difficulty of continually hiding one's true feelings when with religious family members/friends.
I guess my only advice would be to keep educating yourself (which you seem to be doing very well so…"
Hello, my name is Biniam and i am 16.I found out that i was an atheist about 5 months ago. I have always been a logical and rational person but i never really came across the evidence against religion and god. The evidence i did hear was told to me by religious people, especially my parents. And the way they told me was like "Did you hear that scientist think we came from monkeys? ha ha that is very stupid and dumb". But through the internet, the evidence kind of found me. i was just watching…See More
Welcome to the Think Atheist community Biniam! Join us in the chat on the bottom right of the screen and feel free to ask questions and get involved as much or as little as you want! If you would like to, add me as a friend and I'm also on twitter as RSAnative if you care to follow. Welcome again and make yourself at home!