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Thanks for the acceptance. I have found it fairly easy to come out since my daughter has graduated college she actually told me she was atheist/agnostic and i kind of laughed and said (ya know i guess i am too) honestly we never discussed it. I never labeled it or came out with it all my life but i knew i never believed in the fairtail books that were written ages ago. I actually find it funny that people put there faith in something like that. After that i told my sister and found out her and her husband and children are atheist as well and we never new this about each other. My dad always told us to think for ourselves and question everything, he was big on science. My mom believed in the bible no matter what and never questioned it and got quit angry if you questioned anything. I know they were one hell of a match, ha ha! Thank you for the friend request on fb as well. As you can see i surrounded myself with a large atheist support group on there and that helped with the few relatives i have on my site that kind of opposed my reasonable thought. I now feel really comfortable with who i am and i like reading a lot of the blogs. I know i just told you a lot, but i guess my point is it is scary to admit something like this in your life but ultimately you have to be true to yourself. If you need any support hopefully i can help.
congratulations of your new found freedom; it does feel wonderful doesn't it? i was never religious, and didn't grow up with religion, but it does feel awesome to say, "i'm an atheist!" welcome to a/n..... hope you meet lots of ppl!
Greetings, Rachel! I notice you haven't been very active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
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I posted the bulk of this on another thread, but wanted to add some context separately.
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