People have the tendency to reject what they don't understand, which is ridiculously wrong because they don't even know what they're rejecting. You're friends should really try to accept you, because being part of that religion is what makes you you. They might be having problems accepting that there are different beliefs other than the ones that they've been taught and that it's ok to accept them. You can try helping them understand more about your religion if they have no background about it.
You might want to search for friends who think/believe the same way you do. It's difficult enough to maintain meaningful relationships, in my opinion anyway. I believe that without some common ground with people you choose to have in your life, the endeavor becomes much more difficult. GOOD LUCK, BEST WISHES!
If you understand the teachings of Jesus, you will see that he was probably a Druid. I also don't believe you when you say that atheists are leaving you and telling you that you will go to hell and asking you to go to church. Perhaps you don't know that xtians are not atheists?
Why are your, "Atheist" friends asking you to go to church and telling you, you're going to hell?
Just don't talk about it. If it doesn't concern them, why bring it up? I made the mistake back when I was in college of telling a few close friends that I was a witch. Next thing I know, one of them is sitting in my room, praying with a bible, trying to save me. Although I appreciated the efforts, and found it all rather funny, I was also quite a bit pissed that she thought I needed saving. But religion is like that, especially for the people who follow the dogmatic ba
I am interested in reading about the Druids