I moved from the south of my country, where religion is subtle but omnipresent, to the east, where basically everyone is an atheist. And since then, i got hit a lot on how i refuse to cure my "mental illness" called believe in god. It hurts me so much.I have a strong believe, but in a modern, open minded way. I don't rub it into someones face nor do i try to convince them to do anything, but if someone asks, i answer them honest. Now I have a boyfriend and he is wonderful. It doesn't bother me that he is atheist, too, but i fear that he won't truely accept that i have a believe. Today he made a little fun (he didn't mean to be serious) but it still hurt me. I told him and everything was fine then, but i'm still worried that his upbringing (everyone believing in god is ok but freaky) and mine clash and i will say something stupid and we'll break up.