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Young Atheists

A group for young atheists, any ages from 0-20 welcome! People love to underestimate young people, especially minors who can't vote, but we are a powerful group...we are not alone.

Members: 392
Latest Activity: Oct 31

Welcome young atheists! This group is geared towards students, be they in college, high school, middle school, or elementary school, all are welcome, including those who are still young but not in school.

We're a powerful group that is often ignored or treated as if we are worthless. Older folks love to tell us that we aren't responsible, that we aren't intelligent, that we aren't as important. WE ARE. We can help strengthen atheism and weaken the religious establishments.

This group however is geared not towards angry rebellion ;) but discussion between young atheists. We can reach out to the very young group (middle school/elementary) while strengthening ourselves.

Discussion Forum

Tired of everyone worrying about teenagers

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What has happened to Kalliope Wörter?

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Comment by Teen Atheist on September 12, 2008 at 5:32am
Hello, out and happy teenager here! It wasn't an easy journey, though...I came out a year ago and it caused a significant rift between me and my family. (As I've blogged about.) I'm doing well now, though, and I'm always available to discuss whatever, whenever. :D
Comment by Jack on August 29, 2008 at 3:33am
I'm still in the closet for the most part, but its nice to be around people who are out!
Comment by cory Skinner on August 26, 2008 at 4:36pm
Man am I happy to join this group. I have maybe 3 atheist friends. =/
Comment by Nikk on August 3, 2008 at 6:23pm
so glad for this group!
Comment by Elles on August 1, 2008 at 9:25pm
Woohoo!

Instead of "Don't trust anybody under 30" our meme could be "don't trust anybody who reads AnswersinGenesis.org!"

Or not...
Comment by Casey on July 31, 2008 at 10:19pm
I only know one Atheist my age. I'm glad for this group though :D
Comment by Kevin on July 27, 2008 at 6:53pm
Thank you for this group, I was going to make one for teenage atheists, but it looks like someone beat me to the punch.

Anyway, I know maybe two atheists that are my age, and one of them has agnostic parents. It's so sad to see all my friends, who happen to be very intelligent people, insisting that there is a god just because it's what was drilled into their heads as a young child.

I'm just glad I haven't had to deal with people that are against my atheism. If there are people in my school that oppose me, they either don't say anything or are being nice enough about it that I don't have an issue with them. All that I usually get is, "oh, you're an atheist?" and life goes on. I've heard all of these stories about how we're thought of as devil worshippers, which is just a ridiculous notion. Satan looks good in comparison to the guy that allegedly ordered someone to kill his son and then later went "hah, just kidding!" I bet that created some awkward tension between the son and father.

Lucky for me, my parents are entirely tolerant, as they don't practice any religion, though if asked what they are, they won't say that they're agnostic, they'll just say "we're nothing, really." Good luck to everyone that has to go through the trials of dealing with intolerant parents. :)

Finally, remember that we're breaking the standard teenage mold here. Regular teenagers is the reason that I hate most social networks so much. The fact that most of my friends can't carry an intelligent conversation (sorry, guys :[ ) pisses me off, but when I get random requests from ditzy teenagers that ask me, "do (sic) u (sic) wnt (sic) 2 (sic) b (sic) mi (sic) frend (sic)," all I can think is that this person almost had the word "do" right, but they didn't capitalize it since it was at the beginning of their sentence. That's a 0/7 for that simple sentence. Actually, a 0/8 if you want to consider the fact that they never put a question mark at the end, but I can't expect them to actually hold down the Shift key while pressing slash. As for the comments I've read in this Young Atheists group, they've all been intelligent and entirely readable. I think this should tell us something about the average IQ in theists vs. the average IQ in atheists. :)
Comment by james Duehr on July 26, 2008 at 11:37pm
The only other youth I can have constructive conversations with is my sister, and she's about to join the 20+ area. Sad.
Comment by Tomás on July 26, 2008 at 9:32pm
Good to see a group for younger people, im from chile...Well i havent had much problems when i said i was an atheist (my parents are pretty tolerant, are catholics but nearly never go to church)
Well i have some problems with my religion teacher, he actually threw a book at me!
Comment by Matt Stith on July 23, 2008 at 2:56am
Dad says: "Theres a power of good and a power of evil. Being an atheist is leaning towards the evil side."

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