RE: Came out to my parents... help?
Just be nice guy same like always. Also explain that one does not choose one's beliefs, one is either convinced or not, and pretending is horseshit 'cos God would see through that if he was real, so better to not pretend. My Mama asked me 'but what stops you murdering people?' or words to that effect (I can't remember exactly), but now that she has accepted the premise that one can have morals sans God, and now that I have assured her that because I was brought up Christian my morals are firmly based on teh Christian ones I was taught, she's finally accepted that a. Dog is an atheist and there's not much I can do about it b. Dog is a nice guy. c. God is too a nice guy, ergo God won't send Dog to hell. ergo whatever those other clowns or the book says, everything is OK.