By Greta Christina
Popping out as an atheist is a robust, releasing act. It makes existence larger for you, for different atheists, and for the realm. yet telling humans you are an atheist should be dicy. What are the easiest how you can do it? and the way do we aid one another take this step?
In this compassionate, pleasant, down-to-earth how-to advisor, renowned writer of Why Are You Atheists So indignant? ninety nine issues That Piss Off the Godless and blogger Greta Christina, deals concrete innovations and guiding philosophies for popping out as an atheist. according to hundreds of thousands of coming-out tales, the e-book bargains a map of the territory atheists are inclined to stumble upon and concepts on tips on how to decide the trail that is top for you.
This available, empathetic advisor displays a variety of coming-out studies. It contains committed chapters on:
Spouses and Partners
The Already Marginalized
and a lot more.
For atheists who're already out, it supplies sensible rules on how one can aid others subscribe to you within the solar. And for atheists who're at the fence, it bargains advice on making that call -- and delicate encouragement to take that step.
Inspiring and real looking, style and robust, Coming Out Atheist is the much-needed guidebook atheists were ready for.
Author Greta Christina is donating 10 percentage of her source of revenue from this e-book to atheist agencies, charities, and projects.
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You can do it when you’re calm, when you’re prepared. You can do it when you’re not in the middle of finals or right after your mother has died. You can do it when you’ve found a supportive community and have gotten your ducks in a row. When you’re outed by someone else, you don’t get to control any of that. And even if all the circumstances are reasonably okay, being outed can still be traumatic. It takes your coming out away from you. It can feel like a violation. What’s more, staying in the closet doesn’t just involve the risk of being outed.
Being a jerk tends to escalate things, and it can push people out onto a limb that they have a hard time walking back from. And besides, being a jerk makes you… well, a jerk. If people are being horrible to you when you come out, presumably you don’t want to take them as your role model. So if they’re getting overwrought, try to stay calm. If they’re being manipulative, try to be straightforward. If they’re being cruel, try to maintain your empathy. You don’t need to be a doormat; you don’t have to put up with abuse, and you should ultimately expect fairness in your relationships with believers.
Here are some situations that could arise, some questions you might not have thought about. Here are some mistakes other people made. ” Throughout this book, I’ll be saying things like, “You could do X—or you could do Y. ” That’s very deliberate. I’m not trying to give you specific directions. I’m trying to give you a map of the territory—so you can have some preparation and information that’ll help you decide how to proceed. But there are a few guidelines that seem to apply to most people who are coming out as godless.
Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why by Greta Christina