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A Quickie Coming Out

Today’s reactions to me saying “I’m an atheist” to some members of my chorus: “I’ve never met one before!” “I’m Unitarian.” “How can you… what??? *sharp, frustrated sigh of puzzlement* You know what, I won’t ask.” You should try this. It’s a crap shoot!

Christianity

Am I Lying?

Andrew left a thoughtful, interesting comment on my recent post about coming out to my family. I think it’s worth responding to at length, and I’d like you all to chime in if you feel inspired. What do you think about my decision? Background The only family member who does Read more…

Christianity

My Mother Outed Me

Perhaps secrets don’t work in my family. Perhaps my older sister (M) asked directly and my mother didn’t want to lie. When I came out atheist to my mother in October we agreed that I’d be the one to tell my siblings; I didn’t want her to feel obligated to Read more…