Formerly "How Do I Come-Out as an Atheist to my Friends and Family?" Long story short: I used to be a Christian, but now am an Atheist. I'm 16, and have stopped going to my youth group shortly after the transition, but most of my friends (by earlier choice), family, and people around me are rather Extreme-Theists(America, what do you expect?). I would normally just keep all of this quiet until I'm out of the house, but for some reason(really it all came on quite suddenly after my conversion) I now entirely hate all religion, and think that its logic-destroying myths are the ruination of people's lives. I keep making little freudian slips (referring to Atheists as 'we' rather than 'they and other things) that will get me into hot water if I can't just come out with it now. I also feel that I need to come out as an Atheist, because pretending to be a Theist still is strangling my intellectual freedom. How do I come out with my entire social circle being radical Christians? Also, why do you think that Atheists are so hated in America? This has got to be worse than being homosexual.