How supportive were your parents when they learned you were not religious? As a parent I hope to guide my children towards self discovery and give them as much information about religion, history, and mythology as possible. Let common sense, facts, love, and life help them find their beliefs. Nothing forced.
My paretns were atheist but completley bonkers I was never brought up in any conventional way I had to look out for myself my mother was manic my father depressed. I had ot make up my own rules and left home at 15 years . Old when my mother actually did manage to engage me in a fight with her . I was always known by our neighours as that weird child - I don't mind any more got to 70 had a good life - all is well but 'families ' totally not my thing!
I was not raised with any. My parents divorced, my dad married a Baptist, and became a member of her church. Surprised me and I am OT sure how much of that was him being a giving person. My mom found out about me being engaged in dialog and said that confirmed her opinion it was all bs.
I grew up Mormon. I never really just one day told them I don't believe anymore, as my parents wouldn't have taken it well at all. I just kept making it harder and harder for them to make me go to church. When I was getting to the point that I wouldn't go at all, I started to question them on why they think all this made up stuff was real and that's when they realized I no longer believed. My mother got pretty defensive and my father started to become preachy/emotional. It's been a huge issue with my dad and I since as he wants to talk about it (And many other boarderline conspiracies) but I refuse as he gets so emotional that anything I say he takes as a threat and explodes. No conversation with him is enjoyable, yet he wants a good relationship with me so he keeps trying. My mother just kept begging me to start going again till one day I had to lay down the law with her and tell her that her pressuring me isn't fair, and for the most part she's accepted it. Overall I hate how my parents are stuck in this terrible mentality but they are both very intellectually challenged and it actually probably helps them as I don't think they could handle the idea that there isn't such a cut and dry purpose to life.
My lack of belief in god is probably one of the least offensive beliefs I have to my father. He can't get over the fact I voted for President Obama twice and would have done it a third time if he would have ran again.
My son was raised to question all authority. Lucky for me, he's an atheist because I'm not sure how I would have reacted otherwise. I hope I would accept and try not to judge but would probably feel that I failed him somehow.