Greetings fellow non-theists!
First thing you gotta understand about this coming out story is that BOTH of my parents are ordained Christian ministers. Second you gotta realize that I already came out to her as a bisexual, a bit before I was ready, but at least I'm out now, even though it felt wrong, because I feel more .... homosexual than bisexual, but that's beside the point.
I am friends with my mom on facebook, since she lives in a different state. And we caught each other online so I seized the opportunity to tell her my most recent revelation that I was currently revelling in. So, I told her and she asked why. I told her that it was because, I had been or a while and just hadn't embraced it, or broadcasted it. She asked what caused this change of faith. I told her learning and reading, that it was sort of like a pandora's box, you tumble down the rabbit hole you don't come out the same. Even mentioned the quote that I still don't know the source of, but the quote is " a mind once stretched cannot return to its original dimensions." and she didn't seem to understand that I could walk around with this 'hole in my heart' where a creator could fill me up, instead of filling that 'hole' if there was one and go on a ...continue a quest for truth and knowledge and such.
In the end, she told me why she believed and that she would pray that I would find my way. Whatever that means. I think she took it rather well. But when it comes to the Reverend. My dad, who wishes he was born Jewish instead of grafted in, probably, he would probably take my copy of the God Delusion away, along with my Humanist Bible and say that I've been corrupted by one of my online friends or someone I work with and not to associate with them any more, quoting that bible verse, 'bad company corrupts good morals' or whatever. That could just be my paranoia talking, but the fact remains, I'm not going to tell him until I am not living with him and moved out on my own or with my fiance and such.
But I took a step and told one of my parents, and my coworkers know, I told my sister who is a deep christian and a biology major at a university. And yeah. Woo, just wanted to share that. It feels so right saying ' I'm an atheist' no uncertainty or anything of the sort that lingers when I say I'm bisexual, which just means I have found my spiritual label but not quite my sexual one...
Well, this blog has come to an end.
Ronni over and out.