The first time I told them I was an atheist, I thought they took it pretty well. Once they saw me on atheists sites, they started to get mad. My can't understand how I'm an atheist. And my dad hates…Continue
"My dad is a muslim and told me all about his religion. I had an intreast in it. He told how he didn't like Christanity very much and ironically, I was going to become a christian instead. I decided to be an atheist instead, because someone told…"
"It's kind of like coming out gay: some people will accept it at face value, but start getting weirded out if the person mentions any same-sex attractions or dating, and certainly sex.
What made you think about being Muslim?"
"Necessity in my mind can be separate from an evaluation of truth. I could say that given the rules of the universe life can come into existence without god and still think that a god exists without contradicting myself.
My point is that a belief in…"
"You mention the Muslim thing, your parents track your online activity and their disapproval of your choice.
My first thought: Are you an atheist or are you just trying to rebel from your parents?
Don't get me wrong, it is perfectly natural to…"
"It is simply weird, but I get where they're coming from. They can not accept your atheism consciously, so they try to ignore it, hoping it will go away. They might not even know what atheism is, what we are or not are. They might have…"
Hi Jim Tito, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where freethinking atheists recognise that religion is a huge fraud used to control vulnerable superstitious people including especially defenceless children;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and even longer.