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Ostracized by family.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loop Johnny Feb 6, 2011. 23 Replies

It was bound to happen eventually.I come from a very conservative christian family so it should come as no surprise to you that my being a very socially liberal atheist, not to mention a lesbian, was…Continue

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Jul 10, 2013
Loop Johnny replied to Not very important.'s discussion 'Ostracized by family.'
"I can't help it. My family is still bothered by my opinion. Though I live in a country with 95%+ believers. I am a minority. I am just not superstitious at all."
Feb 6, 2011
Andrew Carruth replied to Not very important.'s discussion 'Ostracized by family.'
"I admire your strength in the face of such a difficult position. Good for you for sticking up for your lack of belief. If only more people could admit that they don't believe then the world would be a better place."
Feb 6, 2011
Richard Raymond replied to Not very important.'s discussion 'Ostracized by family.'
"I hope Bill O'Reilly  is just going through a phase.  Otherwise the U.S.  of A.  is fucked.  If they keep these illogical creatards as citizens, they will soon become a 10th world country.... i.e.  non-existent."
Feb 6, 2011
Heather Spoonheim replied to Not very important.'s discussion 'Ostracized by family.'
"I just have to say that your words really struck some cords for me.  It's been so long that I had forgotten about the people I looked up to when I still believed in god and wanted to be 'saved'.  Many of them had a…"
Feb 5, 2011
Jonel Burge replied to Not very important.'s discussion 'Ostracized by family.'
"I have "Pastafarian" listed as my facebook religion and on top of that, it is hidden from anyone(limited profile) that might take issue with it--no one who I'm blood related to or went to high school with can see my posts, statuses,…"
Feb 5, 2011
LovelyGirl replied to Not very important.'s discussion 'Ostracized by family.'
"I have had some similar run ins with some family and friends. I used to be a reverend and now I'm not even a Christian, and they don't understand what's going on with me. They look down on me for it all. They think I only left the…"
Feb 5, 2011
Heather Spoonheim replied to Not very important.'s discussion 'Ostracized by family.'
"My family history had twists and turns at the best of times but I am now definitely estranged from them.  I haven't seen my mother since 1992, and I last spoke to her in about 1997 by telephone.  We didn't even finish our…"
Feb 5, 2011
Laura Foster replied to Not very important.'s discussion 'Ostracized by family.'
"Why I hate Facebook, reason #294.   Well as you're already well aware, the opinions of our family (immediate or extended) only matter as much as we let them (awesome verbal smackdown by the way!  I may have to lift parts of it for my…"
Feb 5, 2011
Spencer replied to Not very important.'s discussion 'Ostracized by family.'
"I make sure to tell everyone quite quickly that I'm an atheist if I intend to start a friendship with them. If they're turned away, so be it. Such discriminating people aren't the kind of friends I'd like.   As for family…"
Feb 5, 2011
Hope replied to Not very important.'s discussion 'Ostracized by family.'
"Since you came from a very conservative christian family.. I think you are so brave to come out and say I am an atheist..I appreciated this kind of courage! Myself I can not come out and say that in an explicit way....all what I did is a hint…"
Feb 5, 2011
Albert Bakker replied to Not very important.'s discussion 'Ostracized by family.'
"Yes I agree. I thought there was a name for this effect. Somehow I just can't recall."
Feb 5, 2011
Jon Heim replied to Not very important.'s discussion 'Ostracized by family.'
"font is extremely purple..and hard to read on a dark background. anyway, I have an aunt...no, scratch that, I'm not even sure how she is related to me....point is, I see her like once a year and she found out about my atheism the same way.…"
Feb 5, 2011
Megan Ehmbee replied to Not very important.'s discussion 'Ostracized by family.'
"Fortunately my parents, though themselves raised religious, raised me to make my own decisions. They are totally okay with the fact that I've chosen a different path, as long as I am happy and safe. However, I avoid discussing my beliefs with…"
Feb 5, 2011
kris feenstra replied to Not very important.'s discussion 'Ostracized by family.'
""...but I hope one day you grow smarter and you'll see the error in your ways."   That's a bit like the arguments we used as little kids.  You're stupid. Well you're stupider. I know you are but what am…"
Feb 5, 2011
Albert Bakker replied to Not very important.'s discussion 'Ostracized by family.'
"The idea that family could even contemplate of acting like some kind of thought police, much less actually do so is alien to our culture and totally alien to me. It seems to me (at least one of) the worst kind(s) of betrayal there exists. But as far…"
Feb 5, 2011

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