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Need some opinions on how to deal with a relative.

Started this discussion. Last reply by L. Olcott Feb 23, 2011. 15 Replies

A few hours ago I called my grandmother to wish her a happy birthday and near the end of that conversation she asked me if I still went to church, I proceed to tell her that I no longer believe in…Continue

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Goz replied to Justin B's discussion Need some opinions on how to deal with a relative.
"They always want to talk about god,even if you don't want to hear it...You see,your feelings don't matter here...Tell her simply you will not discuss her religious beliefs,if she starts going on about god,excuse yourself and hang up the…"
Jan 28, 2011
§kürrý replied to Justin B's discussion Need some opinions on how to deal with a relative.
"I would just side step it entirely. Grandma is from another time and has spent a life being brainwashed into thinking that you need god for morality. It isn't worth the discussion."
Jan 23, 2011
Jedi Wanderer replied to Justin B's discussion Need some opinions on how to deal with a relative.
"I guess it all depends on what sort of an outcome you want. If you don't care what she thinks about you, go right ahead and be s direct as you want to be. The thing with grandparents and old folk in general is that they are stuck in their…"
Jan 22, 2011
damian replied to Justin B's discussion Need some opinions on how to deal with a relative.
"It depends on how you're feeling at the moment. I know that sometimes i'm curious about what answers i will get to my questions, so i'll go for it. Other times, i don't have the energy to do it. Elder relatives are wise in many…"
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"after some thought I realized that this is a bit of an idealistic (and possibly simplistic) view on the subject, in the world as it is today being out and direct about non-belief is often not such a wise idea, so I guess I am left with more…"
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Sam Jones replied to Justin B's discussion Need some opinions on how to deal with a relative.
"I'd agree with her, accept that I'd be a bit more aggressive just because it sounds like they know and are badgering you about it. You told her once in a nice respectable manner, in my eyes any further assault on you because of your choice…"
Jan 17, 2011
Jennifer Nicole replied to Justin B's discussion Need some opinions on how to deal with a relative.
"Arm yourself with some ideas of how you'll respond if she brings up god with you again. Stuff like just explaining to her that you made your choices based on your own experiences and self-inspection, and that pushing her religion on you will…"
Jan 17, 2011
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Need some opinions on how to deal with a relative.

A few hours ago I called my grandmother to wish her a happy birthday and near the end of that conversation she asked me if I still went to church, I proceed to tell her that I no longer believe in the existence of a god and she began to lay into me with the usual its a phase type routine, I cut the conversation short, but near the end she said she wanted to talk about "god" at another time. Know normally I am usually not timid in regard to this issue, but around family I really don't like to…See More
Jan 17, 2011
Justin B replied to Adam Brown's discussion A 15 year old female atheist in an All-Christian school... oh the torment.
"Props to her, seriously that takes some serious moxie speak out as she does in the area she's in. also she seems like rather intelligent young lady, and to be honest I would not be surprised if I saw her name attached to a major article in some…"
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