Hey guys my name is Joe and I figured I could have some fun on this forum and maybe learn a few things. I'm 14 years old and I am an atheist. I live in a Christian fundamentalist household where my beliefs are not respected and rather spat upon. As Pat Condell said I cannot simply opt out, I am actively fending off. I have to go to church 3 times/week and If I do not my parents will ship me off to Jesus Camp (They have done it before). Reason, logic, and critique are not valued over blind faith and indoctrination. I'm very happy to have freed myself from this delusion. It took me many months and I cannot imagine if I grew up to share the same beliefs as my parents. There are similar to the folks at Westboro Baptist Church, but not quite as bad. I'm home schooled and its a very Christian curriculum. I have no say in the matter as my parents have convinced themselves I'm under a demonic influence. My life is hard but in a few more years I will go away to college (Which I will most likely have to pay for myself as my parent wouldn't support a non-Christian college), until then I'll just have to endure. That's me, hopefully I can contribute to this community.