I’d like to hear from more Atheists who have to hide their disbelief from family and coworkers. If you would like to share your experience, please leave a comment. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d prefer a dialog on this site but I understand if you don’t want to put it on the Inkernet.
My story, I married into a Lutheran family 2003. At the time I was an agnostic leaning toward Deism. I thought religion had no idea of what any form of god really could possible be. Religion to me was just control. I felt something that had to be real but thought humans had no way of really explaining.
In 2009 I found myself an atheist after listening to a podcast talking about Neurology. Science has proven that religious experience is created in the brain. Basically it’s all in your head. This is true whether your belief is Christianity, Spiritualism or any other flavor of the week. Don’t take my word for it. Check this out for yourself by doing some research, aka Google it. (Try keywords like FMRI, religious experience, Neurology, Neurotransmitters)
So one day I found myself on the other side of the believing fence from every person I knew. I like to hear about the experiences of other nonbelievers who are feeling trapped or just annoyed by the believers they encounter. Please leave a comment.