Poll: Are you out or in the closet?
I am completely in the closet
I am out to one person only.
I am out to a few people.
I am out in my private life, but not at work.
I am out at work but not to my family.
I come out when asked.
I shout it from the roof tops.
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11-07-2016, 07:16 PM
RE: Are you out or in the closet?
I never came out of the closet.......

I came out of the wine cellar...............

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Hey -- if you''ve gotta hide - hide somewhere fun......

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11-07-2016, 07:24 PM
RE: Are you out or in the closet?
Need another poll option MYOB
I and my family and friends are agnostic or atheist. I try to observe the MYOB doctrine with people at work, who are essentially strangers. Sometimes it works.
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11-07-2016, 07:55 PM
Are you out or in the closet?
My family figured it out when I started mocking religion.

I don't discuss it at work because I discuss work things at work. My personal life is not anyone's business at work.
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11-07-2016, 08:05 PM
RE: Are you out or in the closet?
I'm not really "out" to anyone, since I've never explicity used the word "atheist" or "non-believer" to describe myself to anyone, except on the internet. Even at the few freethought meetings I've attended, no one has probed me to label myself as anything.

Pretty much all of my old college friends, and the high school friends who didn't go to my church would probably assume I'm at least an apatheist. I don't even think I was ever "out as a Christian" to any of them. I was out about my supposed "belief in God" for a very brief time in college, but only among people I didn't really know very well. Among my close friends, it was just sort of assumed that personal faith was an irrelevant conversation topic, and was none of anyone else's business. I'm pretty sure most of them were atheists, though.

Around my family, no. My parents still think I go to church sporadically, like every once in a while when I feel like it, which is totally not true in the slightest.
I'm trying to gently wean them off of the idea that I'm.. shall we say... "still placing bets on their favorite horse, even after I've discovered that their horse was really just an empty horse-shaped piñata all along."
I'm not quite ready to burst that piñata open in front of them, because from their current perspective, it would look indistinguishable from animal cruelty Laugh out load

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11-07-2016, 08:11 PM
RE: Are you out or in the closet?
I suppose if I were ever to be asked, I'd ask them to define their terms.
It's just not a subject that ever comes up with people I hang around.

Insufferable know-it-all.Einstein God has a plan for us. Please stop screwing it up with your prayers.
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11-07-2016, 08:17 PM
RE: Are you out or in the closet?
I'm out when asked, but I don't volunteer it. I don't have religious discussions with people IRL.
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11-07-2016, 08:50 PM
RE: Are you out or in the closet?
I always refer to myself in animal terms. I am a mammal. I speak this way to medical staff who all agree.

I once had my skull xrayed and said "I look like a chimpanzee". The Dr turned to me and said "Of course you do."

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I will call him a liar and a dog here and now.
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11-07-2016, 08:53 PM
RE: Are you out or in the closet?
(11-07-2016 06:13 PM)Anjele Wrote:  I don't shout it from the rooftops. I just don't want to deal with people that much. But I don't hide it either.

^^ This. I don't advertise it but I am not shy about it either. My softball team knows. It must be perplexing to them why we are the No 1 team for the third year in a row. Evil_monster

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The very idea of God is a product of the human imagination."
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11-07-2016, 09:20 PM
RE: Are you out or in the closet?
Just a few people know I'm an atheist. None of them are my family.

"Skepticism is the first step towards truth" -Denis Diderot
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11-07-2016, 09:32 PM
RE: Are you out or in the closet?
I've never made a secret of my atheism. Drinking Beverage

Skepticism is not a position; it is an approach to claims.
Science is not a subject, but a method.
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