I know this isn’t my Atheism blog, but I wanted to post this here. This is something I drew during the 30min period after the time I should’ve gone to bed, as far as my mother was concerned. I was going to, but, I was fed up with all their Christianity Shoving Down My Throat -ness, and I did this. It will be on the front of my desk, so in the morning, my dad or mom or both will most likely see it (The stairs leading from their room pass right in front of the office) So I drew this, I’m really nervous and scared about it, the point that I’m going to lock my doors before going to bed, so that way I’ll have a minute or two or them attempting to unlock before I have to get screamed in the face by them, if they decide to do so.
Also a chair may be in the front of the door.
I know it’s kinda hard to read it, so I’ll type it out.
Title: My Life (Currently)
Subtitle: A message so maybe things can change. At least make it so my family stops forcing me to be involved in things. Even if that means them ignoring me from here on out.
Text to left of Subtitle (and goes down the middle): As a kid, in Sunday school, we didn’t learn much about Christianity, but about being nice, accepting, ethical, and to be ok is someone is different, be them Homosexual, African, Asian, or be them Stupid or Smart. Then, my parents moved churches, and I was told there that (paraphrased quote) “YOU DON’T MATTER, BECAUSE GOD” AKA I decided Christianity wasn’t about being a nice accepting person.etc So, in other words, I’ve been Atheist for ~5-6 years. And now i’m fed up with being force fed crap I don’t want
Text in right corner: What I want: To be able to be me, with my beliefs, and thoughts, without others (beliefs) being forced down my throat
Bubble on left: Me. Secular Humanism Symbol (Below it: Secular Humanism, ethics, Atheism, logic…) Supressed. SCARED. Demotivated. Sad. One ones able to talk to are friends, even if they jokingly pick on me.
Bubble on top: Family (Unless they’re just acting, and not being themselves). MUST BE PERFECT (just doesn’t use the word perfect, just describes it) Christianity > Logic, Reason, Ethics, Kindness.etc WE’RE ALWAYS RIGHT, MUST BELIEVE THIS, BURN IN HELL ALL THOSE WHO BELIEVE DIFFERENT, CAN’T BE TOO DIFFERENT OR ELSE, SCREW YOUR OPINION, HAS TO DISLIKE X TYPE OF PEOPLE.
Bubble on bottom: My Friends. Want to help. Can’t , since i’m scared my parents will punish me for being Atheists.etc Actually supportive, even the Christian ones (Fun Fact: A friend of mine is really angry towards my parents about all this. SHE’S CATHOLIC, although, then again, she doesn’t act like a stereotypical Catholic) Listen to what I say, either out of concern, or out of kindness
Text at bottom: P.S. To my family, if you dislike my a bit for things I wrote, THIS IS HOW I FEEL. (sarcasm) NICE TO KNOW YOU HAVE A HEART. Else, well, good. Glad you’re not offended. Now, tell my why you aren’t, even though you seem to want people like me to suffer FOREVER
I decided to do this now, because school starts tomorrow (It’s Tuesday the 6th here, well, at midnight) and I met the counselor while trying to find my classes at orientation, and she offered to help with any problems I have, whether academically, socially and (she whispered this into my ear) at home. So I feel that If anything happens, I have someone I can talk to. Also, although most of you probably barely know me, and vice verse, I have people like you online I can talk to.
This morning, I will post on Twitter the results. It might be at 7AM, it might be at 12AM the next day.