Today is Openly Secular Day, and the American Humanist Association is encouraging people to come out as secular with the Tell One Person campaign.
So, I’m telling you all on Tumblr. I am secular. I do not believe in God/gods/deities. I consider myself a Secular Humanist if I had to describe it. I am not religious.
I grew up in an extremely conservative religious household, and considered myself a Christian until my early-mid 20s. Once I began to think for myself and do my own digging and learning, I realize religion didn’t make sense to me and wasn’t for me. I wasn’t bullied much at school, but growing up in church, I was bullied and picked on by numerous other kids at my church. It was a difficult time and I didn’t enjoy being around them.
After I came out as gay, some of my family members have used their religious beliefs to bully me and have made some extremely hateful comments towards me and the LGBT community as a whole while hiding behind the bible.
Anyway, this is my story. If you’d like to come out as secular, or be a part of the Tell One Person campaign, I encourage you to do so. Even if you’d like to just shoot me a message to tell someone, go ahead. I’ll be glad to listen to your story.