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Why does being an Atheist sometimes feel like coming out of the closet?

Started this discussion. Last reply by zoolady Jan 11, 2010. 36 Replies

First post, and hello to all of you. I've always known which side of the fence I sit on with the topic of faith/religion, but I've been very selective with whom I share it with. Over the last couple…Continue

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zoolady replied to Matt Webb's discussion 'Why does being an Atheist sometimes feel like coming out of the closet?'
"Matt, it occurred to me recently that one reason people MIGHT tell their children the SANTA legend is to interest them in Christmas. I'd never considered how Santa is a mythical fellow who listens to your thoughts, watches your deeds and…"
Jan 11, 2010
zoolady replied to Matt Webb's discussion 'Why does being an Atheist sometimes feel like coming out of the closet?'
"It helps to know other atheists and talk about your shared feelings. Your wife may well follow your lead, if she's the kind of woman who thinks independently. I'm sure every one of us knows your concerns...give it time. There are a LOT of…"
Jan 10, 2010
Reggie replied to Matt Webb's discussion 'Why does being an Atheist sometimes feel like coming out of the closet?'
"Yes, that was the same for me growing up."
Dec 15, 2009
Dave G replied to Matt Webb's discussion 'Why does being an Atheist sometimes feel like coming out of the closet?'
"Christmas to me has always been more about family (and Santa as a kid) than about religion."
Dec 15, 2009
Reggie replied to Matt Webb's discussion 'Why does being an Atheist sometimes feel like coming out of the closet?'
"I love that quote, too."
Dec 14, 2009
Reggie replied to Matt Webb's discussion 'Why does being an Atheist sometimes feel like coming out of the closet?'
"I couldn't have said it better!"
Dec 14, 2009
Reggie replied to Matt Webb's discussion 'Why does being an Atheist sometimes feel like coming out of the closet?'
"Indeed."
Dec 14, 2009
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Dec 14, 2009
Reggie replied to Matt Webb's discussion 'Why does being an Atheist sometimes feel like coming out of the closet?'
"Ditto."
Dec 14, 2009
Reggie replied to Matt Webb's discussion 'Why does being an Atheist sometimes feel like coming out of the closet?'
"Funny. Since I fully realized my atheism, I have become a better person in so many ways. At least, that is my most humble opinion. ;)"
Dec 14, 2009
Reggie replied to Matt Webb's discussion 'Why does being an Atheist sometimes feel like coming out of the closet?'
"I have my Christmas tree up, too! It is something I grew up with and enjoy to this day. I have purged mangers and other particular decorations, but I love my tree and other, more secular decorations, foods, and traditions."
Dec 14, 2009
Matt Webb replied to Matt Webb's discussion 'Why does being an Atheist sometimes feel like coming out of the closet?'
"LOL, you and me both"
Dec 14, 2009
Matt Webb replied to Morgan Matthew's discussion 'GOP "I Object" Mashup Video'
"What a bunch of assholes. Seriously. This has nothing to do with political affiliation as it does with being respectful when others speak. Oh wait.. they're politicians. Nevermind... it's their job to obfuscate whatever the highest bidder…"
Dec 14, 2009
Matt Webb replied to Desirai's discussion 'What will you tell your kids?'
"Had to do this one with some fish that got flushed. Sorta cheated on this one though because my son watched Finding Nemo and immediately told me that they were returned back to the ocean. As for other animals though (like in the wild), I've…"
Dec 14, 2009
Reggie replied to Matt Webb's discussion 'Why does being an Atheist sometimes feel like coming out of the closet?'
"And then there is the gay atheist. Double whammy."
Dec 14, 2009
Reggie replied to Matt Webb's discussion 'Why does being an Atheist sometimes feel like coming out of the closet?'
"You've got a good mix of belief systems there! That has to make the holidays extra cautious."
Dec 14, 2009

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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
Father of 3, married to a critical thinking theist. Odd situation, but it works. Play guitar, loud mouthed, opinionated but not afraid to listen and learn, proudly a member of the Green Party, and absolutely abhor human suffering be it real life or for profit (looking at you entertainment industry). Staunchly against mainstream media (tv, news, radio), believe firmly in supporting local business before supporting big business and I hope to one day see confirmation of intelligent life outside this planet to silence the stupid people in charge of this one.
Age
31-35
Why are you here?
Where else we got to go? :p
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
My father was a presbyterian minister before I was born and even he was disillusioned with the church. He encouraged me to have religion in my life, but on my terms. I did as a child. He passed away when I was 10 from muscular dystrophy, and the church never flinched a muscle to help us. Every interaction I had with a church since then has been negative.

Every interaction with overly zealous religious people has been ridiculous. I became a critical thinker in my teens and have found myself understanding the world, our species, and the universe itself on a level that religion would have held me back from indefinitely.
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At 3:42am on December 14, 2009, Hawaii Atheist said…
I found this the other day. Probably nothing you never knew before but it verified my assumption about how people typically "Self project themselves as God"

http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketscience/2009/11/creating_god_in_ones_own_image.php
At 3:37am on December 14, 2009, Hawaii Atheist said…
Aloha Buddy!
 
 
 

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