So hey everyone. I'm new to the site. My name's Chelsea and I'm a young atheist (fifteen years old). I've been an atheist since May of 2011. I told my parents but they didn't take it very well…Continue
"Welcome Chelsea. And congratulations for being able to think for yourself. Whenever you feel a bit left out, remember that you have this very important tool, and that makes you a cut above those that have dependencies."
When I was 13, I became a born again Christian, much to the pleasure of my Catholic parents, until I told them that they were going to burn in hell for praying to the saints and Mary, etc (the differences between Catholics and…"
"I read many of the comments, but forgive me if I am repeating something already said. In your search for knowledge, don't neglect the chance to learn about Christianity. I was raised atheist, but attended parochial schools for much of my…"
Welcome to TA and the world of reason. Most of us have been through the difficulty of dealing with the reactions of family and friends when they find out that we no longer suspend our judgment with regard to popular myths. …"
"He Chelsea! Welcome to the site. Arming yourself with knowledge is always a great idea and it will surely make it easier when you do decide to sit down and explain to your parents that you are an atheist. I understand completely what it is like to…"
"Welcome to the site Chelsea,
I'm sure many of us can relate to your problem, it's hard to be an Atheist Teenager in a Religious Family. My younger brother and I faced similar problems with the idea of telling our parents that we were…"
"yesterday in class I did some "atheistic musings" (as I call it) in my notebook. I'm thinking of making a neater copy of it in another book and maybe typing it up and sharing it. It contains a whole list of reasons why I became…"
Welcome to the Think Atheist community Chelsea! 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!
I just wanted to pass along a couple of things. First off, welcome to the site; we're glad to have you here.
Second, I noticed in your 'New. Naive. Curious.' thread, that the situation regarding your parents and your atheism is a bit awkward. If your user name is your real name, your think atheist profile will show up in a web search for your name. If people you know are the type to google names, your participation here may be revealed.
For some people that's an issue, and for others it's not a big deal (I use my real name, myself). I just wanted to make sure that you have given it consideration.