Confessions Of A Teenage Atheist

Bryan Caplan reflects on being irreligious in a religious family:

My point is simple: Life as a teen-age atheist led me to grossly exaggerate the lifetime burden religion was going to impose on me. At least in the modern U.S., once you leave home and build your own life, religion will probably leave you alone if you leave it alone. In fact, even if you want to crusade against religion, you're going to have to make an effort to find people who don't just run away to talk amongst themselves.