Sunday, 4 December 2011

Coming out...

Here's the thing, in the UK most people are pretty damn laid back with regards to religion, and due to this I have never really felt isolated due to my beliefs like many of my online atheist friends. All my friends are perfectly aware of my (lack of) religious beliefs, and on the whole most of my friends probably share my viewpoints. In the grand scheme f things I've got things pretty good, that is until I'm around my family; apart from my brother (also an atheist) my entire family are quite religious, and although I'm quite certain they know I'm an atheist it's something we have never once discussed (this is probably due to the fact that my mother threatened to kick my older brother out of the house when he came out as an atheist).

I often wonder is their any point in coming out as an atheist to them, I only see my family maybe once or twice a year, they don't really hold any negative views regarding atheism (as it seems is commonly the case in the US) so I don't think me coming out would alter their perceptions regarding the subject, and we never actually discuss religion in any way shape or form.

I'd love to hear what any of you guys think and/or any personal experiences you may have had in regards to "coming out" as an atheist.

1 comment:

  1. A couple days ago I "came out" to my boyfriend's brother (ex-Jehovah's Witness but still a theist I think) who was a little shocked that I was so open about it. I live in the UK too so this was the first time it had come up and I'm so not used to it being a big deal over here, lol.