Coming out as an Atheist… Think Carefully!
You may think that your family and friends will understand. They’re not like the crazy religious types. They’re not the Westboro Baptist Church. If that’s what you think, make damn sure you’re right. Because in the very likely event that they aren’t, telling them that you don’t believe in their god or gods will end your old relationship with them. Be prepared for uncivil, emotional, irrational arguments that go nowhere and last for years. Be prepared to be disowned in all but a legal way. And be prepared for the barrage of bitterness to be punctuated by their own cries for being persecuted.
Those atheists that disguise themselves live the happiest, I think. Be careful before making the irreversible decision to expose yourself.