Hi, I'm new here.
Has anyone had a problem with being socially ostracized for being an Atheist? The only possible things that come from telling someone I'm an Atheist is that they either stop talking to me, get offended, or drag me into a religious debate and end up kicking my ass. I've been an Atheist since I was 12 and am versed enough in my reasons but religious people are always even more versed, they can quote everything ever written for and against religion, they train in their little bible study groups specifically for targeting and mowing down Atheists, and I just don't have the time to read up on every single argument just to defend myself from zealots. I've got my own studying to do and my own major which isn't religious studies. I don't have anything witty to say to theists to shut them up and whenever I ask them to show me God they never do and then they go tell everyone I'm an Atheist and no one talks to me because everyone thinks Atheists are the same as Satanists. Can't I just live my life without lying or saying "I was raised Catholic" when people ask me if I believe in God?
Looking for some emotional support.