SOOOO glad I found this site...closet Atheist from Texas
I happened upon the ABC debate between the RRS and Kirk Cameron/Ray Comfort a few weeks ago and I'm so glad I did! It led me to this site and I couldn't be happier. I am a closet Atheist living in East Texas and between my family and friends, there is only one person I've "came out" to. I'm curious how many people have found themselves in this situation. I love my family dearly, and while they aren't church goers every Sunday, it would devistate them to know I don't believe in god, especially my Dad. I have a hard time biting my tongue when religion is brought up, but at the same time, I don't want them to know my true feelings because I know how it would end - badly. Living in this part of Texas is extremely difficult because most people are right wing, Jesus loving, Fox News watching homophobes. I find myself not only disagreeing with people on the subject of religion, but politics as well. I'm so sorry this turned into my sob story, but I really was curious how people dealt with telling their religious family members/friends.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
― Christopher Hitchens