Want to Share What It's Like
I grew up in the midwest in one of the most right-wing towns on the planet. A suburb that grew from 4500 people to over 100,000 in my lifetime, I'm 47 now. At high school, I questioned the legality of the national honor society christmas candlelighting ceremony...sure, it was silent, but there was a NATIVITY SCENE on the stage when you entered the gym. Needless to say, my popularity dropped dramatically, while that was okay, the death threats, threats of violence, religious literature stuffed in my locker, etc. weren't so okay. Hey, I've always had a sense of humor about it, but I'm getting tired of we atheists having the "live and let live" attitude. I want to speak out...but not to my friends who are religious...it just doesn't seem worth losing friends over. I'd love some wisdom from others on this topic.