So, I recently came out to my friends and family about being Atheist - I have been disowned and abandoned by those I thought to love me the most and only a few people have stuck with me, but constantly feel the need to preach at me about god and inform me that I am going to hell and taking my child with me. I feel so... ostracized and even guilty for being unable to force myself to believe in something I have no reason to believe in. To be made to feel guilty for not accepting something that can not be proven is cruel; sensible people are put in this position where they are expected to think like everyone else they know or be shunned. Why can people not see that this is wrong? while I am happier in a sense, since I came out and am no longer living a lie, I am very depressed over the loss of my family and friends as a result of being honest. Idk what to do - Should I just go back to faking it? Saying that I believe when I really don't just to appease the masses and be accepted again?