(Closed) Athiest/Agnostic

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Only on the internet. Most people who I’ve told have been my friends and family, and they either are also atheists/agnostics or they don’t care. I’ve had the benefit of being from and living in very liberal areas, for the most part. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Not really, some people are surprised but most of the people I associate with are athiest or agnostic themselves.

Post # 5
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1077 posts
Bumble bee

Yeah, I get some odd looks too. It just comes with the territory, which is sad. My favorite reaction is “But you’re such a nice/good person!”. Thanks, I guess?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I really feel for american atheist/ agnostics in America. The last I heard atheists are the least trusted group in your country… That’s insane!. Here in Australia, our PM is athiest! The majority of people I know  identify culturally as a Christian, but do not practice and many are agnostic. I am an agnostic leaning towards athiesm and so is my Fiance. My dad is a Christian but doesn’t care that none of his kids are, he doesn’t think we will burn in hell ( what parent would think that their kids deserve that!). One of my closest friends is an active Christian, but it doesn’t matter. She knows I am a good person and doesn’t believe I will burn hell either.  come to think of it, no Christian I know in Australia even believes in hell! No one here really cares what you subscribe to, as long as you are a good person it doesn’t matter

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I’ve gotten that too and at one point, someone said that I should be stoned to death. Um? Okay.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I waffle between agnostic and atheist myself, but it’s not something I really talk about to other people. I got cut off from most of my family when they realized I don’t go to church. I’ve never come out and said anything to them either way, but they’ve made their (correct) assumptions, and wrote me off as damned. 

It’s not really something we talk about, but most of my close friends have similar beliefs. I don’t generally advertise my faith, or lack thereof. It’s not a conversation I want to have…it’s no one’s business but my own (and my husband’s). 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Yup. I live in a small conservative town and i don’t generally tell people but if they push it I will. They always look at me like I’m crazy or they say something like ” but you’re such a good person!” lol. I’m like yeah being an atheist doesn’t mean I eat babies! I hate that people associate being an atheist with no morals or a bad person. When I told my dad he didn’t care, he pretty much knew since I study evolutionary biology lol, but my mom was like “I raised you wrong!!” Now she is ok with it though. Like pp said atheists are one of the least trusted roups in America and I just don’t get it. I don’t not trust someone when they tell me they believe in god, and I definitely don’t say anything like, “but you’re such a good person!” Hopefully the stigma goes away one day 🙁

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@sexxysheddy:  That’s so sad. Do they not realize people all over the world experience love and do not subscribe to Christianity? FFS animals clearly experience love, why can’t humans experience love without divine intervention? 

America to many Australians is like the middle east of the western world. It’s a bit scary!

Post # 15
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Busy bee

@sexxysheddy:  yea, it was in high school, so it was pretty dumb and I just laughed in the guys face. it’s even funnier now because that same guy claims to be an atheist.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I don’t get it too much. I live in a liberal area, and associate mainly with people who aren’t super religious.

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