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"Meh, on top of all of the family stuff you mentioned on your blog post, you're stuck in rural Tennessee.  I don't suppose there's a very large local group for the purposes of social support, huh?"
Jul 16, 2012
Joseph P commented on Meredith Tarkington's blog post Trying to explain my atheism to my grandparents...
"I haven't read the other comments yet, so I may be duplicating a little. I had a similar situation with my parents, only involving the Catholic church.  I came out when I was 13 or 14.  I asked my mother how much longer i had to go…"
Jul 16, 2012
Tara commented on Meredith Tarkington's blog post Trying to explain my atheism to my grandparents...
"I was raised by my grandparents and a very religious aunt, so I definitely empathize with your relationships.  In my family, I also had some arguments with my grandmother and aunt; looking back one of the reasons I never made any headway with…"
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"Thank you Micheal R, you are very kind. And your help is much appreciated. I will take your advice into account and see what I can do. :)"
Jul 16, 2012
Michael R commented on Meredith Tarkington's blog post Trying to explain my atheism to my grandparents...
"You're young and the desire to be rid of stupid beliefs and rituals is very strong for someone with intelligence like yourself. But then you acknowledge the conflicting desire to get along with your extended family. But three hours listening to…"
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"Thank you Annet. <3 @James: Oddly enough she did. When I brought it up to her that it would probably be heresay, she said "Eh, it's just a movie." "
Jul 15, 2012
James Yount commented on Meredith Tarkington's blog post Trying to explain my atheism to my grandparents...
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Jul 15, 2012
annet commented on Meredith Tarkington's blog post Trying to explain my atheism to my grandparents...
"Glen's idea certainly has merit. Have you considered not discussing religion with them or as little as possible? If other aspects of your home life are okay, maybe you can smile and nod and go the the obligatory functions for the food and…"
Jul 15, 2012
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"Welcome, Meredith! 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.You might also like Real talk for New Atheists, Young Atheist Women, Refugees from the…"
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Glen Rosenberg commented on Meredith Tarkington's blog post Trying to explain my atheism to my grandparents...
"I aint no mister on account of it makes me feel old! And the way I exercise I aint old. Okay Lady Tarkington. Good luck."
Jul 15, 2012

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Trying to explain my atheism to my grandparents...

Posted on July 15, 2012 at 8:27am 10 Comments

I come from a Christian family. My mom is very... very religious. She cried her eyes out when I said that I didn't want to get baptized. My father, I love him. He's very understanding and open-minded about my lack of belief and has been a huge help when it comes to dealing with my mother.

But my grandparents on the other hand, they are very much a picture perfect view of christian country folk. I am made to dress up in ridiculous clothing every Sunday because we are going to…

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At 11:40am on July 17, 2012, Brent Feeney said…

Welcome aboard! =)  Hope you're doing great today...

At 9:49pm on July 16, 2012, Joseph P said…

Meh, on top of all of the family stuff you mentioned on your blog post, you're stuck in rural Tennessee.  I don't suppose there's a very large local group for the purposes of social support, huh?

At 2:16pm on July 15, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 12:42pm on July 15, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Meredith! 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.You might also like Real talk for New Atheists, Young Atheist Women, Refugees from the Bible Belt, Former Christians  and Atheist Artists.

After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 10:02am on July 15, 2012, Lord Ainsworth said…

Welcome to Atheist Nexus.Meredith

 
 
 

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