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17-05-2012, 08:58 PM
Teenage Atheists
Hi there!
My name is Steven and I thought, because of the most recent TTA podcast, I should start this thread. ( Sorry if there is another thread like this!)

My reason for doing so is because I am currently fifteen and am an Atheist. I wanted to know, and to find out how many other teenagers on this site had been or still are teenage atheists and what they went, or still go through because of it. This isn't particularly aimed at teenagers, just people who can relate to the subject and provide something to the discussion.

My story: I was about thriteen years old when one time I was on the internet, searching up documentaries, when I found " The God That Wasn't There". Being adopted, and raised a fudementalist, I raised an eyebrow at the title. It made me get a bit bothered at what the documentary was about, but nevertheless curious. It was that curiousity that got me to watch it, and start questioning.

As soon as I was done watching, l decided to read the bible. I was an avid reader,but I only managed to finish it within three months. When Atheists say that the sure fire way to take your first steps to become one is to read your "Holy" books, I realized they were right. In that book, I read about many horrible things, from slavary, child abuse, genocide, etc to Take no thought for the morrow. It made me think in a.... Newer direction.

By the time I was done with it, I was an atheist. I was still thirteen when my Seventh Grade teacher ( I went to a catholic private school.) had a lesson about Atheists and non belivers. She said, " Atheists are God Deniers and are going to Hell. I can't respect people like : Stephen Hawking." Hell was a sticky situation with me, I was very indoctrinated to the point of fearing Hell immensly. In a seething rage, I stood up and told her " Then I am going to Hell, I am an atheist. Don't bother saying we are God Deniers because we don't believe in nonsense like that!"

And I was outed.

My teacher looked at me, wide eyes and mouth gaping. She asked me to see her in the hall way, to which I reluctantly went. She wanted to tell my parents about what had happened, but I dissuaded her.

Fastforward a year. At the day of the reason rally I decided that if many Atheists were making their stand and grouping together for something they stand united on, I wanted to be counted as an true atheist. I told my mother and father of my lack of belief, and my mother looked at me with the a blank face.... And said.

" Thank God you're not my real son."
I was adopted from Russia at a young age, and when I heard this.... Well I wasn't happy.

Now my parents barely look at me anymore. I am a giant embaressment to them and their religion.
I am very happy to be on the side of reason and I am now more convinced that ever that
Coming out as an atheist is not only needed, but also very brave.

I want to hear other's story and their thoughts on this issue.

P.S : Writing on my IPad, sorry if I made any spelling mistakes.

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Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 17-05-2012 08:58 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - LadyJane - 17-05-2012, 09:29 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Bucky Ball - 17-05-2012, 10:04 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 17-05-2012, 10:07 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - lightninlives - 17-05-2012, 10:16 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - earmuffs - 18-05-2012, 01:34 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 18-05-2012, 02:43 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - pppgggr - 18-05-2012, 02:49 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - darthdambalah - 19-05-2012, 11:24 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - pppgggr - 18-05-2012, 02:01 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 19-05-2012, 02:55 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - ahoy - 18-05-2012, 04:41 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - earmuffs - 18-05-2012, 10:02 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - MKilby - 18-05-2012, 06:54 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - devilsadvoc8 - 18-05-2012, 09:41 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Anjele - 18-05-2012, 10:15 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Leela - 18-05-2012, 10:17 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Dom - 18-05-2012, 10:40 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - tazmin98 - 18-05-2012, 03:28 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Smooshmonster - 18-05-2012, 03:50 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 18-05-2012, 08:20 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Luminon - 18-05-2012, 04:07 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - pppgggr - 18-05-2012, 04:20 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - JonM78 - 18-05-2012, 05:55 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Valsyrie - 18-05-2012, 07:50 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 19-05-2012, 10:49 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Hafnof - 19-05-2012, 12:03 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - darthdambalah - 19-05-2012, 11:17 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 19-05-2012, 11:20 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - ahoy - 19-05-2012, 11:35 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 19-05-2012, 11:44 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - darthdambalah - 19-05-2012, 11:26 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - darthdambalah - 19-05-2012, 11:27 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 19-05-2012, 11:33 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Thomas - 19-05-2012, 11:44 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 19-05-2012, 11:51 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - houseofcantor - 19-05-2012, 11:57 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 19-05-2012, 12:00 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - houseofcantor - 19-05-2012, 12:01 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 19-05-2012, 12:04 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - houseofcantor - 19-05-2012, 12:11 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 19-05-2012, 12:14 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Debzilla - 19-05-2012, 03:54 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Thomas - 19-05-2012, 05:08 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - houseofcantor - 19-05-2012, 05:51 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Magoo - 19-05-2012, 04:34 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Debzilla - 19-05-2012, 07:54 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Hafnof - 19-05-2012, 08:26 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Valsyrie - 19-05-2012, 10:21 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 19-05-2012, 10:42 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 21-05-2012, 06:09 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Superluminal - 26-05-2012, 03:11 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 26-05-2012, 04:12 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Superluminal - 27-05-2012, 07:28 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 27-05-2012, 09:26 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - pppgggr - 26-05-2012, 05:20 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 26-05-2012, 06:21 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 25-05-2012, 04:19 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Vosur - 26-05-2012, 08:46 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 26-05-2012, 08:53 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Vosur - 26-05-2012, 09:53 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 27-05-2012, 11:46 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Thecreativelynamed - 28-05-2012, 06:09 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 28-05-2012, 06:30 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Thecreativelynamed - 28-05-2012, 07:42 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - TheKetola - 28-05-2012, 06:51 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 13-06-2012, 02:01 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - ShirubaDangan - 01-06-2012, 12:19 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 03-06-2012, 12:38 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Xinoftruden - 04-06-2012, 12:28 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Chas - 04-06-2012, 03:44 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 04-06-2012, 08:42 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 09-06-2012, 01:43 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - xMiiKez - 11-07-2012, 12:17 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 11-07-2012, 12:20 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 21-06-2012, 03:45 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Gamerweazel - 24-06-2012, 01:19 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Thedude5555 - 10-07-2012, 04:55 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Thedude5555 - 31-01-2013, 02:14 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 31-01-2013, 09:36 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Free Thought - 31-01-2013, 09:39 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Impulse - 31-01-2013, 02:58 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Andrew_Njonjo - 01-02-2013, 05:49 AM
RE: Teenage Atheists - jamessandrewss - 20-02-2013, 08:28 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - Atothetheist - 23-02-2013, 07:00 PM
RE: Teenage Atheists - The Talking Goat - 23-02-2013, 09:21 PM
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