I tell them I am agnostic. And they constantly tell me God is real. In fact, one of my friends recently got into a car accident in which he supposedly "saw his life flash before his eyes" and he wasted no time declaring to me that "God is real." I did not argue with him, nor tell him he was probably in a state of shock or having some other fear response. I just let it slide. I honestly try to avoid the topic but as you have probably noticed, when you are around NBC's the topic of our holy father (the lord) is never far from hand. It really gets on my nerves, but like I said, all of my friends are Christians so I find myself biting my tongue a lot and laughing inwardly at them.
My friends and family treat me as though I am simply misguided and will "come to Christ" at my own time. But, if I were to tell them that I think they are all batshit crazy, it would be the end of many of my friendships and family associations. We atheists are oppressed in the United States. When is someone going to stand up for OUR rights and declare that we have a voice. Just because I don't believe why should I be a second class citizen? why?
I have done what I can to instill critical thinking into the mind's of my children but they still have that childish desire to believe in the phantasmagorical. I think my youngest really "gets it", but then she is closest to me in ideology. For one she accepts me for who I am rather than putting a value on me that I must live up to. I guess one out of three ain't bad.