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Afraid of Backlash

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted E Bear Aug 23, 2011. 9 Replies

It's only been in the past year that I've started questioning religion. Now as an atheist I'm having hard time “coming out” I guess you could say. None of my immediate family members are religious…Continue

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Ted E Bear replied to Meagan K's discussion Afraid of Backlash
"I agree. It’s not worth coming out in the thick of a religious community until you have a good base understanding on how to dispute most of the views in a clear and concise manner. Until then, you could do what I use to do. Explain to…"
Aug 23, 2011
Steph S. left a comment for Meagan K
"Meagan, welcome to the Nexus -- I hope you are enjoying the site so far.  Good luck in all your classes this semester."
Aug 23, 2011
Steph S. replied to Meagan K's discussion Afraid of Backlash
"I agree with Pat.  True friends will accept you for who you are.  If they leave because of your Atheism -- they were not true friends.   "
Aug 23, 2011
Meagan K replied to Meagan K's discussion Afraid of Backlash
"Great advice, I will definitely do that.  Thank you so much. :)"
Aug 23, 2011
Cheryl replied to Meagan K's discussion Afraid of Backlash
"Sometimes it helps to know how to answer arguments from the religious.  I recommend reading to familiarize yourself with all the arguments.  "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins, and "Godless: How An Evangelical Preacher…"
Aug 23, 2011
Cheryl replied to Meagan K's discussion Afraid of Backlash
"Welcome to atheism!  Potential backlash is always there for atheists.  You always have to weigh the consequences of coming out to someone.  80% of Americans are Christian, so you're always going to be surrounded by religious…"
Aug 23, 2011
Ken left a comment for Meagan K
"Hello & welcome to AN.  We are certainly glad to have you join us."
Aug 8, 2011
Lindsey S. replied to Meagan K's discussion Afraid of Backlash
"lol I really love that last statement. It's totally true in most cases."
Aug 8, 2011
Pat replied to Meagan K's discussion Afraid of Backlash
"Tabitha and The Nerd have given some good advice. When people pray (especially if it's before a meal at their house you were invited to), be polite, sit in silence, and let them talk to themselves. In situations like that, I generally try to…"
Aug 8, 2011
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Afraid of Backlash

It's only been in the past year that I've started questioning religion. Now as an atheist I'm having hard time “coming out” I guess you could say. None of my immediate family members are religious and they share my views. My parents never pushed me or my brother one way or another, but let us come to our own conclusions. I feel like I'm surrounded by religious people. I don't want to offend them but I want to be able to freely express my beliefs like they do, but I'm afraid they (friends…See More
Aug 5, 2011
Dr. Terence Meaden left a comment for Meagan K
"Hello Meagan and welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism. This is a haven of truth and peace, far from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses.  "Well-founded common sense helped by science leads to atheist…"
Aug 5, 2011
Brent Feeney left a comment for Meagan K
"Welcome aboard! =) Hope you are well today...I've worked in the newspaper biz myself, so if you have any questions about it, don't hesitate to ask."
Aug 5, 2011
Ruth Anthony-Gardner left a comment for Meagan K
"Welcome, Meagan! Glad you could join us. :D Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. "
Aug 3, 2011

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At 9:13pm on August 23, 2011, Steph S. said…
Meagan, welcome to the Nexus -- I hope you are enjoying the site so far.  Good luck in all your classes this semester.
At 8:38pm on August 8, 2011, Ken said…
Hello & welcome to AN.  We are certainly glad to have you join us.
At 7:07pm on August 5, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Meagan and welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism. This is a haven of truth and peace, far from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

"Well-founded common sense helped by science leads to atheist wisdom."

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 500 discussion topics and 2800 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

Terry
At 3:29pm on August 5, 2011, Brent Feeney said…
Welcome aboard! =) Hope you are well today...I've worked in the newspaper biz myself, so if you have any questions about it, don't hesitate to ask.
At 8:44pm on August 3, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Meagan! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

 
 
 

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