I'm an atheist. I don't wear this fact on my sleeve. Most of the time, I actively avoid religion as a conversational topic. There are some conversations, however, where you can't duck the topic, because you're providing support to someone who has experienced a personal tragedy, such as the death of a loved one, and in the course of that conversation, they will invoke their religious beliefs. The question I am posing is: how can I provide emotional support and maintain proper boundaries while respecting their beliefs and my own as well?
To those who converted into a religion or identify as a "born again" Christian (going from no faith/not sure -> faith) what was that journey like? [more inside]
Are there any words for belief/nonbelief in an afterlife? If not, could you help me make some up? [more inside]
Why do theists bring up morality when arguing for the existence of god? [more inside]
Name some prominent converts to either atheism or theism. [more inside]
Has there ever been an atheist civilization\tribe? [more inside]
Do we live in a natural world or a supernatural world? [more inside]