This coming Christmas will be my first Christmas as an "out" atheist. My very religious parents have taken it fairly well. We've had a few calm discussions about religion, the only issue being that…Continue
"I would not say the prayers. But I might sing the songs because I really like singing... although skip the Amen?
And then, if you find you are uncomfortable, I would work towards making next year's Christmas experience different. Find…"
"I think I pretty much agree with you here and it's not just religion where this issue occurs with parents.
The entire "you will hurt our feelings " thing is often just an excuse in human narcissism. Does it cross their minds that…"
"I've been dealing with something similar for roughly the past 12 years. I live several hours away from my parents, yet they still try to force a certain degree of participation on me. More recently they started sending gifts to my older sister,…"
"It depends on if you live with your parents or not in my opinion. If you don't, obviously you would have an easier time getting out of it than if you do. If you do, I recommend going so that you can keep the peace around your house. Even if you…"
This coming Christmas will be my first Christmas as an "out" atheist. My very religious parents have taken it fairly well. We've had a few calm discussions about religion, the only issue being that they occasionally try to guilt me into going to church to them. However, as I was thinking about the upcoming holiday I realised another problem.For as long as I can remember, it's been a tradition in my family to go to the midnight Christmas Eve service at church. I know that my mother will be very…See More
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