I've been searching for a book that discusses/deals with the impact a father has on his daughter when he wants nothing to do with her.Everywhere I look, I find books that only deal with the loss of a…Continue
I've been searching for a book that discusses/deals with the impact a father has on his daughter when he wants nothing to do with her.Everywhere I look, I find books that only deal with the loss of a father through death. I know I can't be the only woman out there who has a terrible father, so there must be something out there for us - a book, online support group, website...anything! The one book I did find that addressed the subject encouraged girls to "find the strength to solely rely on the…See More
"I've though about pretending to be Christian again just to make her happy, but can't bear the thought of it. And living that sort of lie wouldn't be fair to me or her.
Ack, 2012! Every time I see another program or article on that, I…"
"Thank you for replying! The letter you wrote was amazing...I don't even have the words to describe it. If you don't mind, I'd like to pass it along to a couple friends of mine who I think would appreciate it as well.
"Thank you very much for taking the time to reply.
The one time I really discussed this with my mother, I promised her that I would never try and 'convert' her, or push my beliefs on my brother. I don't feel any desire to try and…"
"You are on the right track and have handled things quite well. The fact that you still have a good relationship with your mom, despite your change of mind, is a very good sign. She loves you, as you do her. Chances are, she just needs time to get…"
"My mom doesn't believe that I don't believe. She is in complete denial. I used to be a minster and she still talks about me pastoring a church one day. As long as your mom and you have a good relationship besides the religion thing, i…"
"Your life sounds a bit like mine. Not really feeling the holy ghost, kinda jealous of everyone who claims to have felt this "feeling", maybe I'm not doing it right. The dysfunctional family (except for my mom and I's…"
"I wish I could help you more, but I'm not sure what you can do to make your mother happy. From what it sounds like, the only thing that would do that is if you were to become a Christian again. In the long term, if you just go on acting like a…"
My family has always been religious (Christian Protestant, to be specific.) I was raised by a single mother and have a younger brother, and we always had so much going on in our lives that we never went to church together: it was always only me and my little brother, or just me.On the outside I appeared to be a happy, 'God-fearing' young girl, but on the inside I secretly wished I had never heard of God or Jesus. That way I wouldn't have to study the bible or live in fear of hell (I was so, so…See More
Unless you were raised by atheist parents, you probably had some recovering to do when you left religion. The purpose of RR is to provide a landing place for people when they jump from religion. With local support groups throughout the US, Canada, UK, and Australia, and real-time resources accessible to everyone, RR is where to turn when faith has lost its luster.See More
Greetings, Alice! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus last July. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
Hi Alice, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where we recognise--like you as a freethinking atheist--that gods are phoney and religion is used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.