I can't stand keeping this a secret anymore! My theist family has forbade me from talking about them on this site! They have accused me of being a traitor and "not telling the whole side of the story" when I rant about their attacks on my atheism! They have demanded that I be silent, and given that they and watch my activity online [the few times I've accidently forgotten to log out of this site] and offline like a bunch of crazy paranoids, I have decided that I will honor that request [for now] and say nothing about their abuse. But the pain of dealing with it has gotten much worse now that I can't tell anyone. I don't know what to do. And I can't take it anymore!!!

This double standard is HORRIBLE!!

My mother has OUTED ME AGAINST MY WILL to some of her christian friends, and yet I am not allowed to say ANYTHING about them. This is TOTALLY unfair. And I can't express my horror and rage enough at being outed behind my back by a theist! All of a sudden I am subjected to "sympathy" from random friends of my mom who I am CERTAIN I have not told I am an atheist.

Seriously! I don't even mention their names or any identifying features! WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF?!

It makes me wonder if they secretly know that what they have done is wrong? IDK.GRRRRRR.....

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Tags: Silence, atheism, atheophobia, code, family, forced, harrassment, into, of, skycomet

Comment by B. on April 13, 2010 at 11:19am
Move out.
Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on April 13, 2010 at 11:38am
B - Here's some good news! ^_^ As usually I have to settle some affairs before moving out. But I have plans set [and my parents have agreed to them - which is a bonus... but unbenknownst to them, I would have left EVEN if they had refused to let me go [I'm 21 which means they can't make the police drag me back]. It appears though that, so far, I'm not going to have to sneak away in the dead of night and try to figure out how I'm going to make a living on my own. ^_^
MY PARENTS ARE LETTING ME GO AWAY TO COLLEGE NEXT YEAR!!! :D :D :D
I am really excited that I am going to be leaving my parent's house, finally! [And I hope for good]

I was also looking forward to telling you guys.

Last Friday I confirmed my admission to Morehead State University. It's a beautiful, rural, mountainous campus in Kentucky in the tiny college town of Morehead. Yes there are a lot of churches in the area, and I have heard that the local townspeople are quite religious. But, since the students come from all over, I have also heard that they tend to be extremely tolerant. ^_^
Morehead is 2 hours away from my parents home [so they won't be able to get to me easily either] lol.
And I can't wait to leave.

This is morehead's website.
http://www.moreheadstate.edu/
Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on April 13, 2010 at 11:41am
Craig - Good luck! Your parents sound a lot like mine. All my siblings know I'm an atheist. [I pretty much came out to my nuclear family members all at once... at the dinner table I think... I don't remember well]. Well, they refuse to let me talk about religion in the house or about our family on this site, as I said.
Good luck! I know families like that can be excruciating. :P
Comment by Michael R on April 13, 2010 at 11:58am
Skycomet, it looks like you will finally be free to grow and land where ever that journey takes you. I am glad. Spread those wings and enjoy the trip!
Comment by Jason Wagner on April 13, 2010 at 1:38pm
Going away to college is the best thing ever. Congrats Sky, glad to hear you are striking out to make your mark on the world.
Comment by James on April 13, 2010 at 11:23pm
Congrats Skycomet! It's good to see that you will be free to live your life and be the person you are. Best of luck!

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