Hometown: Stillwater, NY
June 12, 2013
I grew up in a nominally christian family - we had christmas trees every year and when I was little. Mom taught me the Lord's prayer to say before bed, but I kinda didn't really believe it even back then. At some point I started saying "I'm not very religious" when people asked me about my religion - rather guiltily, at first I felt like it was some failing in myself that I wasn't all good and godly... but after discovering the atheist/freethinking/skeptics community I realized it's nothing to be ashamed of and I have stopped feeling guilty about telling people. I am nervous that things will be different when I move to FL. Right now I live near Albany, NY, which is one of the most non-religious regions in the US. Will it be hard for me to find accepting friends? What about employers? Should I hide that I am a non-believer while I am searching for a job? Do I WANT to work for an employer that would fire me if they knew? Is being honest about it worth having no job for longer?
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Lifelong unbeliever - moving from NY to FL this autumn