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I finally came out of my atheist closet. It was awkward but I feel great now I just worry how it will affect my family.

I was talking to my dad on fb he's a pastor he was asking me why I'm not going to church. So I said because I'm atheist. And I only went before to please the family.

He went offline so I left a note saying "I always have been atheist I'm still the same person I always was but now I'm being honest about myself "

He sent me a message back saying "I still love you you my baby girl "

It felt so good to tell him the truth I have lied to him out of fear of rejection for years and now all I have to worry about is my mother who is even more religious than my dad.

I also changed my fb and now it says I'm atheist. A few people have unfriended me for it but idgaf.

Did any of you keep it a secret and one day just come out with the truth?

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by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 5:08 PM
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by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 10:58 PM

 simple smile :D

by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 1:16 AM

 I evolved into it. I never felt it was secret. I just slowly evolved.

by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 10:53 AM

No, I never keep it a secret--I don't advertise it either, though.  If directly asked, I say I'm agnostic (which I am, more than an atheist) but otherwise I generally don't say anything.

by ImNotThatGod! on Mar. 1, 2013 at 1:01 AM

I'm so happy for you!

I seem to lack the ability to cover up that sort of thing. Luckily Mom and Dad were secular.

by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 1:54 AM
Thank you ladies
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by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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Maybe its the congestion making my eyes water, but the part about your dad still loving you and you being his baby girl made me tear up :) I wish more parents could accept their children regardless of their religious affiliation (or lack thereof)...I think the world would be a happier place!

I never had to come out to my family. We're all non believers, and those of us that DO believe don't even bother going to church, so meh. But as far as the rest of the world is concerned (including DH's family), I'm kind of a "Don't Ask Don't Tell" Atheist...I don't broadcast it to everyone, but if someone asks, I'll gladly tell them. It's cost me friendships in the hurt, because I was the same person then, as I was 5 minutes earlier before I told them, but if they're willing to drop me so quickly because I don't believe in their sky daddy, then they weren't worth being friends with!

My FB says "Atheist", and no one has really questioned it. I get more guff for my political views reading "Socialist". Go figure.

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