Slowly in my years of development, I peeled away my Christian thinking and realized that at heart, I always was an atheist in some capacity. But I'm scared to death to come out to my family. My…Continue
I'm South African and so called "coloured", meaning mixed race. Though I don't really care about ethnicity or race, and mostly disregard it because we're all human first - the rest is just mostly non-sense. However,…"
"First, I'm so sorry to hear that you mother is gone. It sounds like she was a wonderful support and model of love in your life.
But I feel once I cross this fence, I will become fearless in speaking about anything. I can finally be…"
"I have to say I was always the least religious in the family of me, my sister, and parents. I only really prayed when they expected me to such as pray over food at night. The thing is that I never liked praying, going to church, or talking about the…"
"thank you for the courage to be who u truly are. or rather, to think out loud and not shy away from discrimination. was it easy to alter your speech and habits or did u struggle with it? this past week has been an eyeopener for me. I catch myself…"
"I can relate to you in both ways because I'm black and an atheist that is a male. I already came out to my family but I still feel highly uncomfortable whenever the subject of religion comes up. I guess I got lucky that my family is super…"
You seem like a very decent man. I lack perspective on race since I'm white, so sorry I'm no good to you on that aspect of your struggle.
The atheism thing, I could go on for hours and hours (decades, really). Anyone brought up in a…"
"You are most welcome K. Bear in mind that there are almost 19,000 atheists on this site from all over the world. It can be a place of refuge from the hum of Christian banalities that can seem endless."
"you're right. I'm already an outsider to some degree! The athiest tag is a small (yet important) part of my personality. I'm an illustrator, a book nerd, a gamer, zombie movie buff, and a huge Tyson fan (Neil not Mike!). I'm so…"
"Great film. Its tough, y'know. Christianity was used to indoctrinate Africans in this country, just another part of slave conditioning. But I know that undoing abuse takes time, and I'll be patient with my brothas and sistas in coming…"