So today I once again sat in a chair and flipped thru some apps on my phone as my family, extended included, all clenched hands and talked to their lord.
I was a bible thumping christian about 13 years ago. it took about 3 years to grow out of it and admit atheism to everyone. i was 20 years old. i am the only one in the family. ONLY.
only in the past year have i decided not to hold hands, not to close my eyes and not to pretend to be a part of their pre-dinner ritual. it took a decade to make that move. man they hate it. my father, who isnt even a church goer shakes his head at me. my aunt always makes a point to say something later about how i will grow out of it. they hate it. ive told them that i will trade back and forth. one year we pray, one year we dont. no dice.
am i just being an a#$hole or am i doing the right thing? are any of you taking the same route? what has been the backlash? i am trying to be an example.