I Am a Closet Atheist

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 55 People

    I grew up, and still live in the Bible Belt.

    Most of my family is very religious but my husbands family is even more "devout" than my own family. If I ever hinted to any of them that I don't believe in any god or religion I would instantly become a pariah. Everyone would pray for me but no one would associate with me. Not...
    hattiel hattiel
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2014

    An Atheist Too.

    Having been educated at a private Catholic school, I am definitely a recovering Catholic. And it's true; we Atheist have to hide our beliefs because some believe we are anti American or are not good people. I have a relative who was molested by a priest, for heaven's sake! I am a...
    beezer88 beezer88
    3 Responses Oct 12, 2013

    My Parents Can Never Know

    First, the good news: I'm not militantly atheist. I actually think Christianity is sort of awesome. So when I drag myself to church every Sunday to keep up appearances, my exasperation with the whole thing is pretty easy to hide. Now the bad news, and there's lots of it: I am...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 17, 2012

    Very Stuck

    I’m not sure exactly where to begin. How do you compress your whole life down into a simple essay? How do you explain what your faith once meant to you, and what it feels like to wake up one day and realize you’ve invested so much of your time and energy into a lie...
    perpetuallydisjointed perpetuallydisjointed
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Mar 9, 2012

    I'M New To This.

    I don't really know what all to say. I grew up in a Christian household, and I always considered myself to be a Christian. I never really put much thought into it or practiced my faith. I just kind of accepted it, but I didn't really care about it. I met my current boyfriend a...
    southofelsewhere southofelsewhere
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 9, 2013

    Thinking Of The Best Way To Come Out.

    Hello everyone. I'm a 22 year old male, who really wasn't raised in that religious of a family (a catholic one). But at about age 15 I started to feel a little left out when I would go to mass not being able to go up for communion. You see I was never baptized, confirmed, or had...
    pseudohipSTAR90 pseudohipSTAR90
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 26, 2012

    I’m a 20 year old college student in

    California. I was raised baptist, and I still live with my parents. I was really devout and involved in church while growing up, but since taking a Biological Anthropology class last semester, I discovered that Christianity doesn’t make much sense, and I’m now atheist. It...
    raek57 raek57
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Mar 9, 2014

    End Of The World

    I figure most people heard that the world was suppose to end on December 21, 2012. Well I was joking about it with one of my very religious friends. We were saying goodbye to each other on December 20th and I told we might die tomorrow. She said that if that happened she would...
    beep1996 beep1996
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2013

    I grew up a pastors son ,

    married very young to a wonderful lady. Raised my children to be Christian and believe according to our sect. Something inside me for a very long time has questioned my belief but I ignored it and after searching over the last 10 years have come to the conclusion that I do not...
    msmithdax msmithdax
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2014

    My family on both sides have been deeply

    devoted seventh day adventists (for 3-4 generations now). So ever since I was a baby, I've been taught to practice the faith. I've always been devoted too until I was around 16. Truth is even though my family is very active at church and follow a very strict diet, we are crazy...
    ilovecornmore ilovecornmore
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 11, 2014

    I have decided that I no longer believe in any

    sort of Devine powers through lack of concrete proof. I want to tell the world, however, I live in the middle of Alabama (one of the most religious states in the US), my entire family is extremely christian, always saying "god has a plan" and all, and there are at LEAST 15...
    Phoenix259 Phoenix259
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 20, 2014
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