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Are you the only atheist/agnostic in your household?

And are you constantly pressured by family members for it?

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Nope my dogs are as well, they do worship me but only as their magnificent leader.

HeathenFarmer Level 6 Oct 18, 2017
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Nope whole Family wife was a believer but she passed.

freethinker09 Level 3 Oct 17, 2017
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I am fortunate. My two younger sisters became atheists because of me. My parents followed. My sister's husband is an atheist, as well as her 21 yr old daughter. Both parents are in a mausoleum with an atheist plaque.

daddy4pugs Level 6 Oct 17, 2017
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No, My parents had a very loose religious base, never went to church and were agnostic or atheists before they died. My siblings and I are all atheists, my kids are all atheists, my husband is atheist.

Teresa Level 4 Oct 16, 2017
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Basically, my close family children and wife believe like I do. Most of my family otherwise are religious. We do not visit much except when they need our help with something.

Optimistic Level 2 Oct 16, 2017
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No, thank god. =)

evidentialist Level 4 Oct 16, 2017
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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.

Squirrellglider Level 6 Oct 15, 2017
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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.

ApostasyS Level 4 Oct 14, 2017
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about half of us are atheist, the rest range from doubting Thomas' to "you going to hell, Jerry".

clarkatticus Level 2 Oct 12, 2017
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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.

spiderwolfmoon Level 4 Oct 12, 2017
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I'm assuming that since my dogs don't attend services, they're not religious. though I'm not sure if they believe in god or not, dog for sure, god? idk. my guinea pigs are pretty secretive. so, I can't answer yes for sure.

SeGaBiker Level 2 Oct 12, 2017
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nope both of us are atheist to the core

sparklemuffin Level 4 Oct 12, 2017
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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.

AccursedHalo Level 4 Oct 12, 2017
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Me and my 9 year old are both Atheist. My extended family are all Christian and they love Jesus...LOL

DCNatural Level 2 Oct 12, 2017
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Atheist household of four. We're the black sheep of the larger family.

rbatt014 Level 2 Oct 12, 2017
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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

RawrIhavePi Level 2 Oct 12, 2017
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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).

LadyStardust96 Level 4 Oct 12, 2017
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It’s just my dog and I. My dog is Mormon... so.... yeah.

Redlegdex Level 5 Oct 11, 2017
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I grew up in an evangelical home, 3 brothers (now have wives and kids) and Mom and Dad. All of them still believe passionately.

Jerry Level 2 Oct 11, 2017
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I'm the only open one, I Know that my dad and grandfather don't believe but they keep it to themselves. My mom and grandmother are huge into religion.

Betron02 Level 2 Oct 11, 2017
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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.

TimberTorturer Level 4 Oct 11, 2017
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I feel for you, I don't think I could live in the bible belt!
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It’s just me and my 2 boys and yes we all are atheists. I didn’t raise them in the church and now that they are older they find religion somewhat ridiculous.

Alliegirl Level 4 Oct 11, 2017
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Unfortunately.

Mattbat637 Level 4 Oct 11, 2017
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I live alone, so yeah. LMAO my son is 25 yo, and he is also an atheist. he lives with his girl.

MichaelSpinler Level 7 Oct 11, 2017
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I am. Seems like I'm the only one in my state actually.

jdpunk Level 2 Oct 11, 2017
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