Growing Up Mormon

I was raised Mormon. As you can imagine, falling away from Christianity wasn't easy. I am, however, very open now about my views. I don't understand why it's considered ok to be a Christian, but not ok to be an atheist or agnostic. I have family members who write to me and tell me I'm a sinner and try to convince me that God is there, though they have no evidence of their Gods existence and they continue to ignore evidence of evolution or listen to my reasoning, though they demand that I listen to theirs. My fiance's family is Catholic, so they don't approve of me much. I don't know what to do. I am comfortable with being atheist, its my choice, not theirs.
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2 Responses May 10, 2012


"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself"
- Nietzsche

It surprises me still how much of a threat my atheism is to other people. Newt Gingrish, Bachmann, Perry, Palin among other conservatives have all stated the atheists are not entitled to constitutional protections. Not to be outdone, Bachmann had to push the limits of crazy by stating that maybe atheists are not entitled to human rights either. Fortunately, atheism is the fastest growing demographic among all forms of religious belief. If this continues how long will it be before the suicide bombers become Christians?