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How to tell family that your'e an atheist?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maia Rodriguez Oct 21, 2010. 15 Replies

Hope this is in the right forum but I have been battling this the last 4 years and it's wearing me down, I'm 24. Well just to give some background. I was raised southern baptist by my mother, my…Continue

 

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Maia Rodriguez replied to Michael's discussion How to tell family that your'e an atheist?
"Good, I'm glad to hear it. I think, in regards to family, it's important to let them know how much we love and appreciate them despite the fact that we might have different views. And my parents (one who is atheist & one who is…"
Oct 21, 2010
Michael replied to Michael's discussion How to tell family that your'e an atheist?
"Yes it was a respectful conversation. She tried arguing with me like I said but I just firmly, calmly, and respectfully told her I was not going to argue this subject with her. I actually think it went a lot better then planned. She hasn't…"
Oct 21, 2010
Maia Rodriguez replied to Michael's discussion How to tell family that your'e an atheist?
"I just want to say this... I hope you are being respectful. You are, after all, living under your mother's roof. While it wouldn't be kind of her to kick you out, she could very well choose to do that. And it's her home, anyway. I…"
Oct 21, 2010
Janelle Campbell replied to Michael's discussion How to tell family that your'e an atheist?
"The conversation sure didn't go like you planned, that happens when things get heated. If I were you I'd write a letter to your father explaining your atheism, he sounds more reasonable and can talk with your mom. The fact that you are 24…"
Oct 21, 2010
Michael replied to Michael's discussion How to tell family that your'e an atheist?
"It's getting late sorry for the typo's. Here's the last half revised. Needless to say, she flipped her top. She asked me when I got saved if I was lying. Which at the time was a no because I was scared of an imaginary place. I just…"
Oct 21, 2010
Michael replied to Michael's discussion How to tell family that your'e an atheist?
"Well the plan got delayed. So last Sunday I forgot to take something to somebody so I did it on what should have been the church's time according to my mother. Well to say the least she has been kind of snappy. So tonight I came home and asked…"
Oct 21, 2010
Maia Rodriguez replied to Michael's discussion How to tell family that your'e an atheist?
"Good luck!!"
Oct 7, 2010
Michael replied to Michael's discussion How to tell family that your'e an atheist?
"Oh I forgot the plan, lol. She is going to wake me up, I will tell her I don't want to go as usual. Then she will ask why, then I am just going to sit her down and tell her. First I respect her beliefs, then I'm going to explain to her I…"
Oct 7, 2010
Maia Rodriguez replied to Michael's discussion How to tell family that your'e an atheist?
"Well, it's a positive thing that you've come to this conclusion. Doing it "civilly" is really the only way it should be done. I went to see Richard Dawkins speak tonight at Cal Tech, and one of the questions asked was how we can…"
Oct 7, 2010
Michael replied to Michael's discussion How to tell family that your'e an atheist?
"Well just an update. Over the past few days my mother has undoubtedly brought god up. So far I have been just blowing her off. Like I did attend a revival meeting with her. Afterwords she asked "What did you think of the message?" I was…"
Oct 7, 2010
Atheist Exile replied to Michael's discussion How to tell family that your'e an atheist?
"I'm sorry your relationship didn't work out. It's been my experience that these things always work out for the best. Give it some time, you'll see. As for your mother, it sounds to me like she's not so much unconcerned with…"
Oct 6, 2010
Damond replied to Michael's discussion How to tell family that your'e an atheist?
"I just got to the point where I could not take it anymore! I told a lot of people in my family, but not everyone. Some of the feedback I got back was ok, some was not! I have not told my mother yet but we don't have discussions about religion!…"
Oct 6, 2010
Janelle Campbell replied to Michael's discussion How to tell family that your'e an atheist?
"Find a room for rent, your mother is far too involved in your life regardless of the religion. She sounds a wee bit controlling and egad, I wouldn't want my mom to know me so up and personal. Sounds to me by staying there your relationship with…"
Oct 5, 2010
Maia Rodriguez replied to Michael's discussion How to tell family that your'e an atheist?
"Hi, Michael. I'm glad you brought this subject to the table. I was just looking through my wedding photos & saw some shots at a reception held for us by my in-laws. They are wonderful people. They are also devoutly Lutheran. In the…"
Oct 5, 2010
proto-dan replied to Michael's discussion How to tell family that your'e an atheist?
"The best thing I can tell you is that as long as you're living in your parents home is to stick with it till you finish school... Sounds like your mother is a fundamentalist.. People like that believe that their god is in control of everything…"
Oct 4, 2010
Michael replied to T Rose's discussion Stuff My Mom Says
"Wow this sounds exactly like my mother: The reason my last relationship did not work out is because I had sex with the girl once 4 months before she showed she couldn't be trusted and didn't respect me. "Well you two had sex, god…"
Oct 1, 2010

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At 5:09pm on February 20, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi to Michael Roper in NC, and welcome to Atheist Nexus.
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