Ahhh i can't stand church... Yes, my parents still make me go. *sigh*. First I have to go to youth group. And what a bunch of hypocritical so-called christians! For the first 15 minutes or so, they talk about what they did over the weekend or whatever, (I sit through the whole thing silent) and they're complaining about this and that and I'm like hello? Your supposed to be christians or whatever and praying for the lord and not complaining or something? Idon't know..so anyways, then they'll talk about god or whatever like they don't even care and they just want to get it over with. And i've noticed some arrogance in which christians carry themselves, and its so .. i dont know the word for it but it makes me cringe. And then they bow their heads and pray, although i don't because im atheist, obviously, and i just sit there thinking about clouds or puppies or whatever is on my mind at that moment.
But then we have to go and sit in pews then stand right back up and sing songs. (I do not sing though) And people put their hands in the air like "oh lord your the best" and its lame and corny and cheesy and it just makes me want to go, are you kidding me? gosh i mean the songs are like stupid too. they're christian of course, i know that, but they're just ..ughblehpuke. It makes me want to go throw up.
I mean its like its all an act or whatever. Which I think it secretly is. And they say that "oh god touched them and the cancers gone!" God isn't the one that made cancer go away. These people are sooo dimwitted! They are taking in all this nonsense and not even thinking twice about it or questioning it. Where are the reliable sources behind all this? Its all nonsense I tell you! Complete and utter nonsense!

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Comment by Krista on July 1, 2009 at 8:32pm
You know what I did when I got sick of sitting through all that shit? I taught a sunday school class and mainly goofed off with the kids and made too much noise. I don't recommend it though ... very hypocritical! Eventually I finally realized they couldn't physically force me to do anything and stopped going at all. HUGE DRAMA!!!!!
Comment by Katie the Ninja on June 30, 2009 at 3:13pm
Thanks for all the comments! Yes, my parents do think it is a phase and i'm okay with them thinking that because i'm done telling them it is not a phase. And thank you! I've always heard "your too immature to understand", but hearing "your wise beyond your years" makes me feel great! Thanks. And yes, everybody thinks atheists are 'evil, immoral, hateful people', i can only wait for the day when that is no longer the stereotype of atheists. and by reading Godless, by dan barker i also learned that there is something in the music, like fourths and fifths i dont know - but it kind of puts the mind in a calming trance or whatever and dan barker said THAT is what they are feeling or what makes them think they are feeling the holy spirit. I also feel so much armed to defend my atheism. After reading so many books, well no wonder! I have not only my facts now but my big mouth to keep me debating hahaha. I love debates. Its kinda weird i know but its my thing.
Well thanks for all the comments! It's great to have so much support!
Comment by Gecko, Seth...brother of Richie! on June 29, 2009 at 10:50pm
I'm with you Katie. I remember it well. For me at least it wasn't a holy roller church, no raised hands, no real out ward expression of religiosity. Of course had there been, who knows the entertainment value alone may have kept me coming back...but I doubt it. Those same questions you had as a younger child I had as well, good for you to have the balls to really delve in and break away at a young age!!
One other note, I wish I had Chris's advice for those long boring sermons, it would have made it much more interesting!
Comment by K. Walker on June 28, 2009 at 10:26pm
Coming here puts you on the right track.
Comment by unholyroller on June 27, 2009 at 10:56pm
It's great that you can even bring up the subject of you non-belief with your parents. If I had even let on that I didn't wholehartedly embrace my Mom's particular brand of lunacy she would have probably called in an exocist.....after beating the pea-wad stuffin out of me first.

Stick to your guns Kiddo. A phase can last for a long....long time. You have a whole community here who will support and encourage you. Welcome!
Comment by Billy Deaton on June 27, 2009 at 6:44pm
Thanks for sharing all that Katie, there are a bunch of members of The Atheist Community of Austin on this site. You should check out their two podcasts, The Atheist Experience and the Non-Prophets. After listening to them I feel at once armed to the teeth in defense of my atheism and much more comfortable/less angry discussing religion.

It's sad that your mom thinks you're "going through a phase." Seems like it shouldn't be too hard, in time, to at least explain to her your reasoning without her having to change her mind. But, I take it from your tone that you get along pretty well with your parents. If so, that's awesome, especially for a high school senior. Consider yourself wise beyond your years.
Comment by Katie the Ninja on June 27, 2009 at 3:23pm
Well I told them after I had spent alot of time reading upon subjects like Philosophy, biology, and such. But i've always questioned it. When I was little, I used to always ask, If god is real then why can't we see him? And they'd always reply with because god is invisible or because thats god's choice. And I'd always ask why? why? why? and no answer would never be good enough for me.
We get along because they just accept it i guess. And they think i'll become converted if I keep attending church. But that just makes me more farther from religion, and especially organized religion.
We discuss it occasionally in the family. But I bring it up all the time but my parents will ignore me or try to change the subject quickly. When my moms talking to her other friends she'll say its just " a phase that katie's going through," when obviously it is not. I tell her this and she seems embarrassed by it. I'm starting my senior year at highschool in august and I guess i don't plan to live with them much longer because I'll be going to college, but community college and I'll have to stay at home when i'm not at the community college. But then I hope to transfer to a school in New York so hopefully not much longer.
I'm really close to my dad though, my atheism doesn't seem to be a problem for us and I love him alot and vice versa so he doesn't concern himself with it at unneccesary times. I hope that answers all your questions. And yes I agree with you. Many atheists today have had religion forced on them which I don't think is right.
Comment by Billy Deaton on June 27, 2009 at 3:11pm
Katie, I'm interested to hear more about the dynamic between you, as a clearly outspoken atheist, and your parents, who seem to be the type to force a daughter they know is an atheist to attend church with them.

How did you first tell them you think (know) it's nonsense?
How do you get along?
How often do you discuss religion?
How old are you/how much longer do you intend to live with them?
etc

You don't have to answer any of that, if you're uncomfortable, but I'm particularly interested because it's just such a great example of why people are religious. Because they were so often throughout history forced to go to church and believe what their parents believe.
Comment by Katie the Ninja on June 27, 2009 at 1:31pm
Hahaha thats funny i like that. Thanks for understanding. I usually bring an atheist book to read during church, boy do the people get a kick out of that! But they never speak to me, which is good..iguess. But thank you for your advice!

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