And are you constantly pressured by family members for it?
I am married to a devout Catholic christian. We have been married for 34 years, and have an agreement that we don't discuss religion. Occasionally she pleads with me not to bait the priests or other religious types if we attend functions that I am expected to accompany her to.
I'm the only atheist in my immediate family but extended family is much, much more liberal and a larger number of atheists and agnostics. My immediate family thinks they're being "subtle" when they post things about atheism when I'm aware of exactly how small their social circles are and their exposure to other atheists. Yea, I'm the only one most of them can possibly know. Then they post stupid shit about "this isn't aimed at anyone BUT..." as though I'm completely fucking retarded.
Yes in my household, just me and my dog. My sisters are the only family members who know. They are religious but don't pressure me about it. I wouldn't tell any other family members. It would spread like wildfire. Interventions, crying and praying for my soul... I'll pass LOL.
In a bible belt state, North Carolina. I am the only one in my family, like immediate and extended family that doesn't believe in God. It definitely causes issues with the mother who raised me and my cousin too. My mother and I get into it at least every 3 months about religion. If I ever have a family of my own, my children will not be raised religious. But will be accepted if they decide later in life to follow some imaginary sky daddy.
Yes. I'm open about it and my family is all resigned to the fact. I tend to know Christianity best out of all of us and it's resulted in my mother and sister really deciding that the Bible is nonsense and pretty much creating their own idea of a god who is far more accepting and loving, but also not really all-powerful, either. My father just tries to tune me out when I get on the topic of weird crap in the Bible. XD
Yes but I've only told my sister...and she had a very negative reaction about it. My mothers will be the same once I finally say it but I haven't yet. She suspects it though...almost my whole family is either Catholic or Christian so it's not something I can really just freely discuss (I wish I could, but I'd rather not deal with the questioning).
I'm the only one that I know of, in my entire extended family. I live in the bible belt, deep south of the US. So we are pretty rare around here. I think I may have a cousin who is possibly an atheist, or possibly agnostic, but I don't talk to him much, we aren't close, and he lives in the NW coastal area, and it's never come up in conversation when we do talk.