@Ryan: Thanks for fighting our fight and giving so many good lulz in the prosess. Keep up the excellent work!
I had one of those "Never ending" discussions with a family member recently, and you do have to weigh the damage to the relationship against the % that you will facilitate their epiphany by sharing the facts; not that they often play any role in changing one's beliefs.
In the 'useless--and-unsolicited-trivia-from-a-stranger-on-the-net category', that bookstore from the movie NES is a fave bookstore of mine and where I buy a lot of my hard to find books.
Anyway, back on point, the care and caution with uncompromising conviction is the path best trodden on this stuff.
I lost a dear friend and was going to lose another one recently ; although she didn't criticize me directly , her stand was clear...sometimes we would chat for hours ... but now she avoids that ... I decided to create a fake FB account and add it to my friends list in order to post all that I want about religion ...
At first I didn't care about expressing my opinion on religion , but some friends keep on posting some stupid videos about the ''scientific miracles in Islam'' , and I decided to do something about that .
I am totally in the closet on Facebook but one of my Facebook friends who is 18 put a caption under her profile that said "fuck your religion". But I don't think you can have captions under your profile any longer and I don't think it gets any more offensive then that.
That's kind of like having a sign on your front door that instead of saying "no solicitation" it says "fuck your religion" lol. That's just too much but she is a funny one (the good kind of funny).