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Atheist in a Mixed Family

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jedi Wanderer Apr 4, 2012. 7 Replies

I've always been an atheist. I grew up in a family that never went to church, and there was no indoctrination of any sort at all. I even got into some trouble with a friend who was religious when his…Continue

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Jedi Wanderer replied to Leland Jory's discussion Atheist in a Mixed Family
"Wow, really good news there then, huh? I'm happy for you. I'd give so much to hear my wife say she is now an agnostic. Congrats!"
Apr 4, 2012
Steph S. left a comment for Leland Jory
"Hi there Leland! I read your discussion and I am in a similar situation. I hoped you got everything worked out ok."
Apr 4, 2012
Steph S. replied to Leland Jory's discussion Atheist in a Mixed Family
"I am the only Atheist in my family. There's groups on this site that discuss these concerns…"
Apr 4, 2012
Richard ∑wald replied to Leland Jory's discussion Atheist in a Mixed Family
"I would comply with her request, and then ask them to comply with one of yours, perhaps getting a DVD of this movie for a family movie night?"
Apr 4, 2012
Leland Jory replied to Leland Jory's discussion Atheist in a Mixed Family
"There has been a development. My wife has told me that, after long consideration, she is taking the agnostic view of things. I suppose, in many ways, this resolves the tension that spurred my original post. I thank those who replied with ideas, or…"
Apr 4, 2012
Mark Schwab replied to Leland Jory's discussion Atheist in a Mixed Family
"I am coming to this discussion a little late, but I also am married to an evangelical christian. My wife wants me to attend services, to keep her company, as she says, but it had gotten increasingly difficult to sit there and listen to songs and…"
Apr 4, 2012
Russell Pangborn replied to Leland Jory's discussion Atheist in a Mixed Family
"I am an atheist and my wife is very religious.  In 32 years of marriage I have gone to church a few times at Easter and Xmas.  In the last five years I have not gone at all because it is excruciating to listen to some of that stuff. …"
Feb 22, 2012
Joe C replied to Leland Jory's discussion Atheist in a Mixed Family
"For what its worth, I can tell you how we handled stuff like this in my family growing up. While we never had this exact situation come up, i have a pretty good sense of how it would've gone down if it had: Re. father's partners: He would…"
Feb 22, 2012
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Atheist in a Mixed Family

I've always been an atheist. I grew up in a family that never went to church, and there was no indoctrination of any sort at all. I even got into some trouble with a friend who was religious when his parents found out about my worldview.My atheism has never been an obstacle or hindrance… until recently.I've known my wife for over 18 years, and we've been married more than 13 of those. We've had many discussions, and belief has been something she has struggled with for much of her life; she…See More
Feb 22, 2012
Leland Jory commented on Dr. Terence Meaden's group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"@Matthew Greenberg: You shouldn't feed the trolls. 10 "
Dec 27, 2011
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"Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011 The world just got a lot less rational."
Dec 16, 2011
Daniel young commented on Leland Jory's blog post Atheist "Beliefs"
"@Sandi Thank you for finding the words that I was searching for."
Dec 13, 2011
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Leland Jory commented on Leland Jory's blog post Atheist "Beliefs"
"@John Camilli: I think you misunderstand my point. I'm not laying claim to knowledge that others, particularly those in the scientific field, don't have. That would be a decidedly theist-y position. Quite to the contrary, I don't…"
Dec 13, 2011
Jonathan Christie commented on Leland Jory's blog post Atheist "Beliefs"
"no one person will be able to have this absolute understanding on every facet of existence and reality, but we do all have varying degrees of this understanding.  for instance we dont need an absolute reckoning of reality to accept the fact…"
Dec 13, 2011
Daniel young commented on Leland Jory's blog post Atheist "Beliefs"
"I tend, or at least am trying to use the word "think" more than "accept" or "belief". When a religious oriented person uses the words "belief or faith", they have a different understanding of the word than…"
Dec 13, 2011

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Atheist "Beliefs"

Posted on December 12, 2011 at 11:42pm 8 Comments

I think it is time to redefine “belief”, or at least to limit its use a little. While it is true that the dictionary defines belief as “an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists”, in many cases people seem to add “as a matter of faith” or “in spite of a lack of evidence”.

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At 5:36pm on April 4, 2012, Steph S. said…

Hi there Leland! I read your discussion and I am in a similar situation. I hoped you got everything worked out ok.

At 8:42pm on December 12, 2011, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 2:41pm on December 12, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Leland and welcome to this wonderful world of atheist truth and peace.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 580 discussion topics and nearly 3200 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
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At 11:03pm on December 11, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Leland! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

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