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How to deal with Christians and Muslims in a civil, respectful way and change the topic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wiley Coyote Sep 11, 2013. 5 Replies

Hey, so my girlfriend is a Christian, and is frequently trying to convert me. I try and deflect the comments, and have talked to her about supporting my religion, or lack thereof. I really like this…Continue

How to convince my parents to not make me go to church?

Started Mar 3, 2013 0 Replies

hey all (srry bout bad spelling, doin this on mobile)) but my parents, mainly mother, wants to go to this southern baptist church. I have a predisposition to get migraines, and this church has…Continue

Tags: the, atheist, closet, of, out

How to convince my parents to not make me go to church?

Started this discussion. Last reply by AgeOfAtheists14 Jul 9, 2013. 16 Replies

hey all (srry bout bad spelling, doin this on mobile)) but my parents, mainly mother, wants to go to this southern baptist church. I have a predisposition to get migraines, and this church has…Continue

Tags: the, atheist, closet, of, out

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Wiley Coyote replied to Ryan Williamson's discussion How to deal with Christians and Muslims in a civil, respectful way and change the topic
"Good luck."
Sep 11, 2013
Ted Foureagles replied to Ryan Williamson's discussion How to deal with Christians and Muslims in a civil, respectful way and change the topic
"Ryan: First the general question.  When I'm confronted by someone trying to 'convert' me I start with a smiling, respectful, 'yes, OK', and often they stop there.  If they persist I tell them that I am not at all…"
Sep 11, 2013
Jerry Wesner replied to Ryan Williamson's discussion How to deal with Christians and Muslims in a civil, respectful way and change the topic
"My wife is a Christian (though she hasn't attended a church in years) and says she's never hated anybody enough to call them an atheist.  We've been married for 57 years.  But from 2000 to 2006 I was president of the…"
Sep 10, 2013
Loren Miller replied to Ryan Williamson's discussion How to deal with Christians and Muslims in a civil, respectful way and change the topic
"Anyone who is "frequently trying to convert me" either isn't willing to respect my point of view or is pulling a "Blues Brothers" (on a mission from god).  Either way, it would get old with me REAL FAST.  Pointing…"
Sep 10, 2013
Ryan Williamson posted a discussion

How to deal with Christians and Muslims in a civil, respectful way and change the topic

Hey, so my girlfriend is a Christian, and is frequently trying to convert me. I try and deflect the comments, and have talked to her about supporting my religion, or lack thereof. I really like this girl, and I don't want to have to break up with her. Please help! (Also, just some tips for dealing with people who mean well in their minds but get annoying frequently)
Sep 10, 2013
AgeOfAtheists14 replied to Ryan Williamson's discussion How to convince my parents to not make me go to church?
"wikipedia ortell em tithe is no more than a bribe. take hold of your own life.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23231318make matters…"
Jul 9, 2013
Bob Richards replied to Ryan Williamson's discussion How to convince my parents to not make me go to church?
"Have you perhaps told her honestly why you don't want to go? I assume you are at least 18 to be posting here (I thought you had to be at least the age of consent). An adult can make up his or her own mind and decisions. What does mommy have to…"
Jul 8, 2013
Joan Denoo replied to Ryan Williamson's discussion How to convince my parents to not make me go to church?
"How old are you? What role does your father have in your decision making? Does he agree with your mother? "
Jun 21, 2013
Jeff Kraft replied to Ryan Williamson's discussion How to convince my parents to not make me go to church?
"If you have a drivers' license, why not compromise with your mother by finding a more progressive or less extravagant church to go to? Perhaps a church that a friend might attend."
Jun 21, 2013
LBGT Atheist/Secular Humanist replied to Ryan Williamson's discussion How to convince my parents to not make me go to church?
"I'm sorry you're going thru that Ryan. I grew up in the Bible Belt South and was forced to attend assembly of god and pentecostal churches with my mother. Course, we were so poor, going 'anywhere' was a big event to us as I knew…"
May 15, 2013
Joan Denoo replied to Ryan Williamson's discussion How to convince my parents to not make me go to church?
"Ryan, how close are you to emancipation? There is a time when fighting mom and dad is a normal and natural part of becoming adult. That stage can be relatively peaceful or as traumatic as Hell on Earth. Only you can decide the strategy to use. Many…"
May 15, 2013
Ivanthecur replied to Ryan Williamson's discussion How to convince my parents to not make me go to church?
"Sorry to hear about your situation, I had something similar happen when I was 14.  When I turned 16 I decided I'd had enough and told my mother I wasn't going anymore and stuck to it.  After a year or two my parents stopped…"
May 14, 2013
Michael Penn replied to Ryan Williamson's discussion How to convince my parents to not make me go to church?
"I can agree with your not wanting to attend, but my parents made me attend and what I really wanted was to stay home on Sunday nights and watch "Bonanza" on TV. I knew that God wouldn't mind. It was during this time that decisions…"
May 9, 2013
Madhukar Kulkarni replied to Ryan Williamson's discussion How to convince my parents to not make me go to church?
"Show her following quotes from the bible: 1 Timothy{2:11} Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. {2:12} But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 1 Corinthians {14:34} Let your women…"
May 9, 2013
Sophia Davies replied to Ryan Williamson's discussion How to convince my parents to not make me go to church?
"I totally sympathize with you. My parents made me attend a tiny fundamentalist church until I turned 18. I just had to put up with it. I basically had to think of the sermon as entertainment so I could stand it. It can actually be quite amusing to…"
Apr 11, 2013
Ted Foureagles replied to Ryan Williamson's discussion How to convince my parents to not make me go to church?
"Ryan: No sweat on the spelling -- I hate those stinkin' phone 'keyboards'! At around Christmas time, just before my 4th birthday, I told Mom that I didn't want to go to church (Baptist) any more.  The only reason I could…"
Apr 10, 2013

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At 3:19pm on March 3, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Ryan 
Good to have you with us. Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace that unites us through common sense and freethinking wisdom. Looks like you are more clever than your mother by recognising the absurdity of religion. 

You are invited to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 750 discussion topics and nearly 3800 members.
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At 1:49pm on March 3, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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