Coming Out of the Closet as an American Atheist: Is "Worth" It
Reasons to come out
I always like to start an article with a statement of the obvious, to help the reader and writer begin on common ground. For this article, the statement is:
We still live in a very religious nation, despite all the recent poll numbers.
It wasn’t hard to come up with that, because in the United States churches outnumber schools and libraries by several orders of magnitude.
Yet Atheism is growing, which means there’s not only a decent chance that you, my lovely reader, are a non-believer yourself, but there’s also a good chance you’re relatively new to your non-belief.
You may even still attend church, while not buying into a word of the preaching. If you are a believer, there are decent odds that you are questioning and wondering what life is like on the other side. (The “other side” being Atheism in this life, no heaven or hell in the next.)
Let me help fill you in. As an “out” Atheist, I’m perhaps a little biased, but I think being out is pretty damn grand.