About Me

I am an atheist.

Congratulations, you are one of the only people who know that.

Since I’m still in the closet, however, you won’t be learning much else about who I am on this site. Perhaps when I come out as an atheist, I’ll be more willing to elaborate on the details of who I am and where I’m from, but for now, I’ll tell you what I can.

I go to a small private Christian college. I am a part of a heavily Lutheran family. I have been nonreligious for about 10 years, but I started to really learn about atheism and learn what I believe about a year ago. I’m reading The God Delusion (slowly: college is time-consuming) for the first time. I’ve started watching atheist YouTubers, such as Hament Mehta, The Thinking Atheist, Alex J. O’Connor (he is also on WordPress), and Jaclyn Glenn. YouTubers like them suggest that if it is impossible for a closeted atheist to come out, they can still make their voice heard by means such as anonymous blogging, so that’s what I’m doing.

My amazing fiancé has helped me get through this weird, frustrating, and fascinating time of getting to know more of myself and this world that we live in. I couldn’t imagine facing this alone. He is my #1 support, and I am so lucky to have him at my side.

Also, I really like cats.

18 Replies to “About Me”

  1. Hi Closet Atheist,

    Just wanted to pop in and say that I can actually relate very well with your blog. I too created a blog largely because I want to express myself as an atheist but I’m somewhat closeted. Not as closeted as you, it seems, but I’m going to be attending a Christian college in a few weeks and I felt like I needed an outlet for my thoughts so I created my blog. I’ll be looking forwards to reading more of your content!

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  2. Hi there, Closet Atheist. I definitely understand how hard it can be to be part of a religious family or community, and not share the same beliefs. The question of whether or not to “come out” is always a tough one. I wish you the best of luck going forward.

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  3. Hi Closet Atheist,

    You have an interesting perspective.

    Do you have a post that explains or defends your atheism? That would be interesting. I’ve seen you say different things about certain doctrines but would be curious to see what you think about your own position.

    Thank you,
    ~Paul

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    1. Hi Paul! Thanks so much for your comment. Since you asked, I realized I didn’t have a post explaining my reasons for atheism, so I wrote one. You can find it here: theclosetatheist.blog/2017/07/09/4-reasons-why-i-dont-believe-in-god/

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  4. Thank you for your interest in my blog. I am very impressed with your blog and with your posts. I notice that you don’t respond very often–not a criticism–an observation. The fact is your posts are so well written and quite thoughtful, I’d like to hear more about how you feel and think in response to your replies.

    At any rate, now I have a reason to look forward to every Sunday! 🙂

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    1. Hi Paul! I’m so glad you enjoy my blog and my writing, and also thank you for your comment over on my College Mate post! Also in regards to that comment: do you know the name of the Lutheran DVD you watched? It sounds like something I’d consider writing a post about!

      If you go back to some of my older posts, you’ll see that I used to be much better at responding to every comment. As my blog grows, it’s harder to keep up with, but I do read every single comment, and I like and reply to as many as I can.

      Thank you so much for stopping by! It makes my day to know that people look forward to my posts. I used to hate Sundays, and this blog gives me something to brighten my Sundays as well. 🙂

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      1. The Lutheran minister, a young man who had just earned his Doctor of Divinity degree (I’m not sure from where), showed up for our discussion with a box full of DVDs, pamphlets, books and all sorts of stuff.

        He passed out copies of one DVD for each one of us. There were four others, my neighbor, and two armed policemen, one of which is my friends son-in -law. They would leave the meeting and go on patrol so they had on their gear. Having said that, the meeting was congenial and friendly, even it at times it bordered on total weirdness.

        The DVD is not Lutheran per se, but obviously supported by the Lutheran ministry.

        The title is “Science Confirms the Bible: Ken Ham speaks to teens.”

        You probably know that Ken Ham is an Australian born Christian fundamentalist, now living here in America. His latest project was the building of an “life-size” ark in Kentucky. It made the headlines because the Governor allowed state funding to support the construction. It’s there if you want to visit it. 🙂

        Ham turned out this DVD which is–simply put–ridiculous. His answer to the teen question: “Where did Cain’s wife come from?”
        Answer: Adam and Eve’s DNA was untainted so Cain married an offspring of his parents. Ham dodges the incest issue quite easily and also the fact that Adam an Eve had to have populated a thriving village from which Cain grabs a wife. The whole thing is painful.

        At any rate you can find it on Amazon.

        Again thanks, and I look forward to your posts!

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  5. You may be surprised how many who are labelled and behave as Christians have their doubts. Doubt is just as prevalent as faith but much less talked about.
    The label ‘Christian ‘ is very very wide , from the occasional church attender to the pious totally committed believer who lives only for others.

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  6. Nice to see someone who actually “Think” in this world!. I don’t know the definitions of Atheism … what what actually is being Atheist, but I know when someone has capabilities to think independently, he/she will definitely see how illogical this religion business is. Look as the whole universe, except humans everyone is in harmony with nature! Only so called “intelligent class” is killing and destroying the nature! Follow what you believe in and whatever it is be good to the nature and fellow humans! That should be the motto of religion! Good luck.

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  7. I am so touched by your About page. Good for you to explore what you truly believe in … this is so self-honoring. Thanks as well for following Forgiving Connects. A big part of my experience is discovering what forgiveness, letting go, and gratitude mean for me.
    Welcome, and so many smiles your way today (and every day!) ~Debbie

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  8. Well first, thank you for following my blog. I too am “in the closet,” as I live in a small town in the South…

    Great post on “Answers in Genesis.” I just finished reading “Some Mistakes of Moses” by Robert Green Ingersoll; I think you would enjoy it. You can find it online for free. He pointed out that, at the rate a South American Sloth moves, one would have had to begin it’s trip to the ark before creation in order to make it on time.

    Keep in touch!

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