Woerden, Netherlands. I didn’t take that many picture but there were many nice sigthseeings. Beautiful place!
Really awkward when people think they can make up for their mistakes with presents.
Thanks for that. I know exactly how you feel, but it is only a sign of you being a critical thinker, an intelligent person who doesn’t just take everything at face value and accept it.
As far as telling people in your community, I would not rush it, when you are older, a few years from now or longer when you are more established in life, and feel it necessary then you can approach the situation with questions, sit down and inquire, no matter what don’t lose your temper. Tell them how you feel and why. Can they handle hearing arguments against their religion?
If not then you may need to distance yourself from them. You want to keep a decent relationship with your parents and family, but people who only like you because your beliefs are like their are not worth spending a minute around. You have to remember none of us have the exact same views, so everybody has different outlooks on life but when you prove to others that you are a competent and smart person, and when you get along with them they are a lot more likely to listen. Be the bigger person, however, things do not always go as you plan them and they might be very angry.
I strongly suggest staying strong, making more friends with people who are on the same page as you, there are many ex-Muslims in the UK, and letting out your emotions to those who have been in that situation. Remember, if you want to break this news to your community, be nice, patient, and have the knowledge to tell them reasonably why you don’t believe in God or religion. In the long run, it may not even be necessary to tell them.