At dinner the other night, my kids made a request of me: Could we please go into the closet as atheists.
We have lost friends, have been treated badly, and have experienced unpleasantness from the mouths of babes. The kids have HAD IT with being crusaders for reality and I won't force them into such a role.
No, replied The Doctor, in the hopes that once they know us, they will love us too much to judge us.
On Being an Atheist Parent