"Hey everyone! I'm a new member. I'm glad I found this place. Being an atheist is hard for me because no one knows. My family is pentecostal. I'm purposely keeping it secret until I'll have the ability to move out,…"
"I am completely in the closet except to my very Christian girlfriend (we're fine and plan to make it work). I want to come out but I doubt that I ever will. It would result in the complete loss of my family, my girlfriend's family, 90% of…"
"I'm having the exact same problem! I've been an atheist since fifth grade -- I'm a high school sophomore now -- and it scares me to death to even consider coming out.
I had an unfortunate experience with it in seventh grade. My…"
"I suggest someone fearful of retaliation, at least from their family, take it slow and pretend to be slowly losing faith. This will backfire if you are under 18 and your parents are the kind to force you to horrible camps, workshops, etc if they…"