My girlfriend revealed to my grandpa that I'm an atheist. I guess they were on a religious subject and she thought he already knew. I used to be very religious so I'm sure he was shocked by the news. I look up to him, but I knew he would never understand. Can't teach an old dog new tricks as they say. He's getting old and his health isn't so great, I was content to let him think I was still a Christian. It's not like we ever do anything religious, and I didn't want him to worry about my me. She said he was disappointed. My interactions with him after that seemed to be full of awkward silences. Since the cat was already out of the bag I wrote him a note to elaborate and explain why I became an atheist. After the explanation he just shook his head and left the table. A few weeks earlier my sister outed me to my mom. My sister is still undecided, but has similar issues with Christianity as I did while growing up in that home. She invoked my lack of belief to defend herself from our mother lol. That actually turned out pretty well. My mom couldn't believe it, but I sat her down and told her all about my journey away from faith. We agreed to disagree, and I convinced her to lighten up on my sister so she could find her own path. Now that they know I've decided to come out to the rest of my family. I'm not sure when but I've decided not to hide anymore. Have any of you been outed to family members? How did it turn out?