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Should I disclose that I am atheist to my family?

Started this discussion. Last reply by annet Oct 6, 2011. 18 Replies

Hello,I am 16, doing IBDP and a very stressed teenager.I belong to a Hindu family and my family strongly supports religion and existence of god.But I don't believe in god as I doubt its existence and…Continue

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Yash Patel replied to Yash Patel's discussion Should I disclose that I am atheist to my family?
"Yes, it indeed was quite relieving! Later after 2 days, he again discussed these matters with me and he tried to persuade me to have belief in God, but than we ended up with him acknowledging my belief and thoughts."
Oct 6, 2011
Jedi Wanderer replied to Yash Patel's discussion Should I disclose that I am atheist to my family?
"Yeah Yash that is awesome! Really happy for you, relieved that things didn't blow up in your face. We hear so many horror stories about parents and relatives getting violent or kicking their children out of their house for being atheist in that…"
Oct 2, 2011
Nick replied to Yash Patel's discussion Should I disclose that I am atheist to my family?
"Don't tell them now it will just cause stress , but you can tell them that you are not very religious and have some doubts but over the years slowly have more doubts so that they slowly get use to it."
Oct 2, 2011
booklover replied to Yash Patel's discussion Should I disclose that I am atheist to my family?
"That's great Yash!  So glad you had such a good outcome with your Dad.  It must be quite a relief to have told him and to have gotten such a good reaction from him.  I'm happy for you."
Oct 2, 2011
Yash Patel replied to Yash Patel's discussion Should I disclose that I am atheist to my family?
"Hello everyone, thanks for your support and encouraging me. Yesterday night, I discussed it with me dad and he didn't seem to shocked! He was somewhat suspicious about my beliefs. He accepted and said "well, it's your belief, and…"
Oct 2, 2011
Yash Patel replied to Yash Patel's discussion Should I disclose that I am atheist to my family?
"Thanks to everyone who has supported me, I am going to discuss tonight about this and post it online over here, hope the outcome is good...   "
Oct 1, 2011
Yash Patel replied to Yash Patel's discussion Should I disclose that I am atheist to my family?
"Well the source of the problem was they want me to be more religious, I was using my homework and studies as an excuse but it made my dad furious and asked me to give at least a little time to praying and..."
Oct 1, 2011
Yash Patel replied to Yash Patel's discussion Should I disclose that I am atheist to my family?
"I plan to live with my parents throughout my life... so I guess that wouldn't work :("
Oct 1, 2011
Napoleon Bonaparte replied to Yash Patel's discussion Should I disclose that I am atheist to my family?
"Yes, that's what I thought."
Sep 30, 2011
Dogly replied to Yash Patel's discussion Should I disclose that I am atheist to my family?
"Yash, at your age you are still under your parents control.  This puts you in a vulnerable position.  We adults, who share your views, don't have this problem.  Others may have better and additional suggestions.  Here is…"
Sep 30, 2011
annet replied to Yash Patel's discussion Should I disclose that I am atheist to my family?
"Well told story, the long version would make a good blog post. :)"
Sep 30, 2011
annet replied to Yash Patel's discussion Should I disclose that I am atheist to my family?
"I feel for you. My son is also doing IB and it is stressful. Interesting and clever idea to bring it up as a school assignment and see how they react. Along those lines you could leave Gora's "We Become Atheist" laying around and see…"
Sep 30, 2011
booklover replied to Yash Patel's discussion Should I disclose that I am atheist to my family?
"That's what I am thinking too Steph."
Sep 30, 2011
Steph S. replied to Yash Patel's discussion Should I disclose that I am atheist to my family?
"Can you wait until you move out of the house and you are on your own?  Do you really need to tell them now?"
Sep 30, 2011
booklover replied to Yash Patel's discussion Should I disclose that I am atheist to my family?
"Not knowing how your family would react and with you being a teen, I can't tell you what to do.  I never had to go through this situation you are in and I feel for you.  I can tell you that you have found a good place to get support…"
Sep 30, 2011
Jedi Wanderer replied to Yash Patel's discussion Should I disclose that I am atheist to my family?
"You are in a difficult situation, no doubt. I don't claim to know what is the best approach for every situation, and yours seems incredibly hard, but I'll give it a go. The first thing I would suggest is going as slowly as you can. Parents…"
Sep 30, 2011

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At 5:12pm on September 29, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Yash! 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.

At 4:17pm on September 29, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Yash, and welcome to this worldwide nexus of truth and peace. 

"If freethinkers could reason with believers, there would be no more believers because true common sense helped by science leads to atheist wisdom."

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