For the people who stopped believing in God, what was the reaction from your family and friends?

When you decided to quited believing in God, did you lose your friends, boyfriend or girlfriend, or did some members of your family stopped speaking to you?

Right now, I told very little people that I quited believing in God. I keep telling my mom, but she don’t believe me. I told some other members of my family and I think they don’t like it. But, I really don’t care, because they need to accept me as a family member and I accept them no matter what.

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  • It really hasn’t been a topic of discussion. So far I’m still good friends with those who know about it, and my parents took it exceptionally well.
    – Chosen by Asker
  • No one cared, really. Though my mom is a “non-practicing” Christian and her belief in God is firmly placed, when I started bombarding her with all the unanswerable questions and questions with answers that didn’t make ANY sense, all she said to me was “interesting.”

    By that point, she knew I had became an atheist, but she didn’t have any reaction to it. And she will never change her beliefs no matter what.

  • i know you say you are going to stop believing in God, but i am going to ask you to do one little exersise.
    take a piece of paper one one side write what God has done, been doing and is still doing? and on the other what He’s not, hasn’t done.
    Don’t understand, example:
    God has done for me What God has not done
    Christ was crucified on the Cross for me.
    He woke me up this morning

  • They took it quite well – in fact one of them beat me to it. LOL

    Well, one daughter didn’t think it was a good idea for her father to go to hell but she’s getting used to the idea.

    Some of the people at church know I think. (Congregational)
    I would really love to discuss this with my parents but they are long dead and now know all about the afterlife. LOL

  • My family: “you’re just mad at god”
    “it’s just a phase”
    “you’re just rebelling against your childhood”
    “the church screwed up, not god! when you realize that you’ll come back to the fold”
    “you’ve always been rebellious”
    “some questions can’t be answered!”

    etc, etc, etc.

  • Luckily none of my relatives or friends are very religious (though they all believe in God in some form), except my grandmothers, who I haven’t told. The rest of them don’t really care what I believe.

  • My dad doesn’t care, my mom doesn’t talk about it and neither does the rest of my family. I have reason to believe my mom thinks I have merely lost my way and will believe again someday…..

  • I don’t bring it up with most of my immediate family, though I think there are suspicions. A number of my friends know I’m an atheist and don’t seem to care.

  • at first most people took several steps back. Now people all accept it. it might be similar to coming out gay. You will have some people who can’t accept it. However, the ones who love you will do so regardless.

  • It has created some friction in the family.I have a relative that’s aLutheran minister and an Army chaplain.A previously close relationshipis becomng strained.

  • Christians don’t accept anybody… only christ. Don’t worry about what they think… they’re the ones who worship their imaginary friend.

  • My parents were really cool. They recognized that it was my choice alone to make. That was 20 years ago, and it’s never really come up since.

  • They crucified me. Of course my parents were liberal Muslims so I can imagine others wouldn’t have faired so well.

  • Disappointment.

  • They didn’t believe but left it to me to find out for myself.

  • Who cares?

  • They don’t really care

  • quited believing in God, I am not sure what you mean, sorry 🙁

  • My mother screamed and yelled and told me I was going to hell.

    I laughed.

  • My mother’s side was Methodist, and when we told them we were dropping out of the christian church, they were sort of disappointed. They respected my decision but they really didn’t believe in what i was doing. They always try to change the subject when we talk about religion. It wasn’t that hard because my cousin had converted to Buddhism a few years earlier.

    My Dad’s side was more concerned than my Mom’s. My Uncle and Aunt are devout Catholics, and one of my cousins is a Priest. They couldn’t believe we switched, and whenever religion is brought up, we are always fighting over who is right and who is wrong.

    When I told my classmates and teachers, they really didn’t care that much because they were mostly all Atheists and Quakers in the first place. There was only one time when I told someone I was Athiest they started screaming at me.

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