So last night(march 1st), I received a call from my dad and all we talked about was how school was going for me and just life on campus.
He then handed his phone to my mom, who sooner or later asked me if I had been going to church. Mind, you my parents don't know I'm an atheist per say, but I've given them hints that I don't like church (Not getting up to give money during 'offering time'). I'm usually on the phone for about 3-5 minutes with my parents, but this time was different.We talked for over an hour. I told my mom "You know I no longer go to church," and she said, "Since when?" I then said "Remember when I told you last November that I don't go to church on campus anymore?"
Well this conversation went back and forth for a while with her trying to tell me that we don't do things by ourselves, but God is the one in control. I then asked "Do you even know what an agnostic is?" She kept stuttering and said "I have an idea, but you tell me what it is." I had a feeling she didn't know what it meant, but I really wanted her to define agnosticism. She couldn't, so I told her. Then right after that, I told her I am an atheist. (Want details, message me :))
Long story short, she said she was disappointed in me and that she's seen more in her lifetime that would warrant God as a powerful creator, so I shouldn't feel like I've found all the answers (Basically, I should give God time, haha). I told her that I don't like any religion and that religion is just to control people. She seems open minded about my atheism so far, but I don't think she understands atheism just yet. We will see when I get back home for Spring Break. ^_^