Use this discussion to talk [or rant] about what kind of experiences you've had while living with theists. What were the "good times?" What were the "bad times?" Were you ever a theist with them? Are there any other atheists living with you?
I’m usually very quiet, especially about my views, always trying to avoid unnecessary conflict, but one night, I just couldn’t help myself. I was quietly eating dinner when my Mormon parents started making fun of how my uncle prays about what fruit to buy at the store. Casually, I chimed in “What? He can talk to his imaginary friend about anything he wants can’t he?” The blank stares of disbelief were… well, I don’t think I’ve ever laughed as hard.
LMFAO!!! My protestant family pissed me off when they said something [they know about my atheism] like "well at least we're not mislead atheists... like you." I basically responded with the same thing...
"At least I'm not praying to an imaginary friend." - I didn't get to laugh though because they started screaming verbal abuse at me.
I agree about letting them waste their own time, but It's just depressing that I don't know a single person that:
1. Can explain the reasons behind the things they do.
2. Uses logic and reasoning in making decisions.
3. Would 'take the red pill'
My dad was not raised Jewish but my mom was and wanted me to be. I remember when I was younger and used to go to temple with my parents and my dad would refuse to read anything that wasn't either in English or had a translation, not because he thought he would say something bad, he just didn't want say something without knowing what it meant. Of course my mom had to say how this was a bad example for me and he was being ridiculous. And on a note to the comment above me, my mom definitely falls into the "blue pill" group.