When I was a JW I always hide my JW status to people of the world because I was taught that we were hated by Satan and his world. And indeed in School I experienced being ostracized by my religious beliefs and everytime I had to take a stand not saluting the flag I was the object of ridicule.
Then when I left the JW now I am shunned by my family by taking a firm posture on my beliefs or disbeliefs. Now I am ostracized by my own JW family because I dont go along their set of doctrines.
Now that I have abandoned any religious belief altogether feel how most people who dont believe in a God are ostracized from the majority of the populations. Ha Now I am being even shunned by Ex-JWs. There are so many misconceptions regarding Atheism that is unbelievable. I know many non-believers who I have noticed they actually hide that fact at work or in their social environment because that could affect the way they are being treated.
I recently posted a question regarding Atheism in my facebook and literally the comments were blatantly absurd and based on misconceptions.
When will this end.
Are you being shunned by the world?