This has been an eventful week. This past Sunday I called my dad and finally told him outright that I don’t believe in the religion he raised me in. I told him I don’t believe in God or any of it any more. He basically told me that he was sorry to hear it, but that he still loves me. Gotta love him!
A few days ago Ryan Bell over at Life After God asked people to post messages on their social media using #IWantBelieversToKnow. So I did. I posted “#IWantBelieversToKnow that the more I studied and prayed about god, and the more I asked him to reveal himself to me, the more questions I had that religious folks couldn’t answer. I seriously tried… For years.” Now I’m knee deep in a FB conversation between a whole lot of people on both sides of the fence. It’s very interesting, and no one is being rude.
So yeah. I’m completely out now. I am an open atheist. Hopefully my openness will make it easier for someone else to be open about their lack of belief.