I’m a guy, raised in muslim family live in London my whole life even now. Never understood it and always asked questions but was always shut down as a boy. Now I’m older I still have those same questions and never even practiced lately because I just didnt believe it, and I really dont believe in any religion, it doesnt make sense to me, I feel free and can think more clearly now, been thinking this way for like 2 weeks.
Last night was talking to my parents about something religion related, I wasnt even planning on telling them but I just kept asking questions when they made factual statements and they asked me straight up if I’m a muslim and if I believe in the quran, I wasnt planning on saying anything to them yet I guess I wasn’t ready but they asked me straight-up and I didnt want to live a lie so I said to them no, and then they got upset and angry and even my brother got angry and threaten to hit me, but I was calm the whole was through, I never even raised my voice and now they look at me like I’m a bad person and there calling me names and parents say what are they gonna say to other people and that I’ve brought shame on them and stuff, but my younger brother was really cool about it, he didnt even care – he’s the youngest of us.
I feel glad that I feel more free now that I’ve told them but I’m sad that they look at me differently, I couldnt even sleep last night, but I know religion cant be true it’s man-made so I will never believe it. I think it takes alot of courage to tell your family or even your freinds this stuff. is their reaction normal? what will happen now? I dont know about any of this stuff im even new on this website – I was just looking on the internet. I know some of my friends wont talk to me anymore and think I’ve done a bad thing but at least i still have my kid brother though. Anyone know any other websites that might help?
Anyone else had the same thing? what did you do? thanks.
Posted: August 18th 2012