"The Lexington Atheist Meetup Group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM at Common Grounds Coffee House, 343 E. High St., Lexington, KY. There is meeting there this coming Wednesday Nov. 16.
Link to the…"
"That is tough proposition. "God" is usually defined too broadly to propose a very specific phenomenon that would counter or negate the existence of a god. Theists always move the goalpost of the definition of god. They also argue that…"
""The last thing I want to say is that you should understand that if a rift occurs in the family, that is not your fault. You are not the one pushing them away, and you are not the one asking them to agree to things that are uncomfortable to…"
"Depending on how strongly you feel about going to church, eipecac or some sutible substitute may be your ticket out of the ceremony with no hard feelings. I still think attending with minimal participation is easier on the stomach (even a…"
"As a recovering Catholic myself, with the rest of my family still very much Catholic, I may be able to help here, but it all depends on how devious you're willing to be. I'm a pirate, after all, and therefore have the sketchy morals…"
"It's hard to say what you should do, since it really depends on what matters more to you.
That being said, it seems to me that you should at least tell your parents the extent of your atheism, and let them know that you do not want to do…"
"I too have been to church a few times since I stopped being a theist merely for my moms sake. It didn't kill me. I tried hard to find things of value in what was said during the services. Mostly this was a waste of time. On the other hand my…"
"It all depends on what is expected from you. If they just expect you to be there and not necessarily participate in overly religious symbolism or whatever then what's the big deal?
They want to have the celebration in church and they want you…"
I was raised a Catholic, but have been an atheist for over 10 years. I've told my parents I am a "non-believer" and a "freethinker". They are aware I haven't gone to church in a long while, but we have never had an in depth discussion about my atheism - it would certainly sadden them. My parents' 50th wedding anniversary is approaching. My parents informed me they don't want a big party or gifts, but they want the family (my brothers, sisters and a few other close relatives) to attend Mass…See More
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