Originally Posted by Rick336
So when I say "we're coming out," what I really mean is that hopefully someday I'll feel comfortable to speak openly about my beliefs without fear of being rejected by family and friends.
I snipped out an excerpt so that my reply wouldn't seem to be larger than your original post. I think this whole message is one of the most courageous expressions of self that I have ever read, and I feel honored to come to know more of the "real" you.
My mantra for years was "Coming out is a process, not an event." I needed to remind myself of that because fear of rejection kept me from emerging from my closet. Every little bit counts toward the end of full disclosure.
I am a Christian, and I embrace you and your atheism. Thank you for sharing your struggle with us. Love is what counts, and I see that you of are full of love. I don't often respond to your posts but I learn so much from them. Thanks for all your contributions to Soulforce.