Well, I did it. I really did it! I told my parents that I am atheist. As some of you have known that I was deathly afraid of coming out to my parents about atheism. When I joined the site I was was acting like a child and being generally dumb but this was because I was lying to myself. This site threw me over the edge. But the problem in my head is that I can not be a atheist until I tell my family because I do not like to lie to people. Ever.
So I kept on reading tid bits on the site about other peoples experiences and found it very rewarding that other people had the same problems as I. I am more of a casual browser on the site but I hope I can be a bit more pro active on the site. Because that is the least I can do in return!
This single tip hit home with me: If you feel that others are forcing their beliefs on you, stand up for what you believe in! Find other, like minded people and be proactive! Various people who I have chatted with you know WHO you are!
So that is exactly what I did! I had dinner yesterday with my parents and I straight out told them. I am atheist. The reaction I got was better then expected. My father said simply, "REALLY?" and my mum kinda already knew this day was going to come. The bottom line is that and the end of the dinner they both said they will always love me and will always respect my decisions and both agreed that I am becoming a truly independent woman. As in THINKING with my head for once! So it was good to hear that from them. I told them all the talking points etc and I am still going to do family traditions etc with them. I kept simply going back to the point, "there is no god, and I am okay with that."
The feeling I got getting over that hurdle was like having a orgasm x 20!
Well that is all I really want to write for now. I just want to thank everyone on think atheist and thank you Morgan for making such a beautiful site.
:) How did your family experiences go? I would love to hear them!