I am an atheist and I have only really told my immediate family. This is mainly because my sister is an atheist to so we talk about it pretty openly in my house. However, when it comes to social…Continue
"I did get stymied once when getting signed up at a hospital. They asked what religion I was. Took minutes before I thought to ask if I needed a religion to get treated. Which flabbergasted the receptionist."
"Ben, I like to say "On my travels between idealism and cynicism, I spend some time in realism."
A woman I knew where I once lived told me she was a materialist. I'll try saying "I'm a materialist" and see if that will…"
"I like what you mean. I just straight out tell them, you know what? You need to mind your own business. That or you can say, look im an atheist if you ostrasize me that's your problem or say look i have no religion, i dont care if you do just…"
"Well said, Holden; you reminded me that I often say I'm not a believer.
About your "...dancing around my honest feelings for the sake of their ego." I'm often tactless enough to say "...for the sake of their too-frail…"
"I don't even say the word atheist. I simply tell them that I don't bother with 'belief' when there is certainty to be found in so many other aspects of life. Admittedly, most of the time this isn't the most…"
"I just say it. In this town most people are quick to say they believe in God or that there is something out there that they think exists. Last two replies when I said I'm an atheist. One, you are christian anyway because you…"
"I just say Im not a religious person and leave it at that. I got a lot of growing to do im not ballsy enough to just out right say i am an atheist. Which is ridiculous I know but most days I dont want to hear people's opinions let alone if they…"
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