First off, I would like to say this is my first post on Atheist Republic! I'm still new at this, but I'm learning. I have heard a couple people say they don't like the phrase "coming out as an atheist", but I was having trouble manipulating my phraseology, so if you didn't like the title of this post, please excuse me.
Coming out as an atheist was not something I feared or had to keep hidden. I am from a mildly religious (christian) family just outside of San Francisco, California. Aside from a concerned aunt, my family pretty much could care less that I have no faith. My mother and I actually have a lot of deep theological conversations, and as long as I remember to moderately sensor myself, I can express myself freely.
I know this is absolutely not the case for others; Many people would be thrown out of their house, disowned by family, or even killed for apostasy. I have read stories of this kind, but for those who are open to share, I am incredibly curious as to what problems you have faced for freeing yourself of religion. Was your family the biggest problem, or was it the location in which you lived?
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