Heya, I’m Abby(: I’m an atheist, pacifist, bisexual, vegetarian with rainbow hair. I’m sixteen years old, hobbies are tumblr, painting my nails and when I have time for it, reading. My likes include turtles, grey, outer space, sleeping, music and learning. Dislikes? Close-minded people.
I was raised Christian but became an atheist when I was about 8. There were just so many contradictions and things that flat out weren’t possible in religion that I knew it couldn’t be true. I “came out” to my parents as an atheist when I was 12 or 13. My mom supported me because she likes when I think for myself, but my dad was devastated. He thought I would become a terrible, immoral person. Things were a little rough between us for a while but they’ve since improved. To be honest, I was pretty depressed through most of middle school but I really think admitting to and embracing my atheism helped me get through that. At my high school, atheists are few and far between but my atheist best friend and I like to team up and discuss and debate religion with our Christian friends.
Hi Abby! Love the rainbow hair. I’m glad you’re able to find support through your friends. I’m sure your dad will come around as well. Best of luck to you, and thanks so much for contributing to Faces of Atheists. :D