Way to be yourself! Your dreads are looking nice!
I myself go to a conservative church where many can be quick to judge on appearance. Each time I come back from school for break, I have a new tattoo or piercing. This time I came back with one of each, plus dreads. It's a great way to open those people up to different, out-of-the-box concepts. Now that they see that I'm the same person that I was beforethey're starting to be more accepting of others. While many of the older members don't understand, many are intrigued and fascinated by them. I've been able to clear up some misconceptions about dreads. I've had several people say that they were surprised by how neat they looked and clean. Keep your chin up and rock those sweet dreads of yours! :p