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I'm Living with Theists

If you're living with theists that don't/ won't understand or accept your atheism and/ or treat you badly because of your atheism... this is the place to come!

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For Your Personal Entertainment - Not all Dogs go to heaven.

This was.... for me... a major inspiration for creating this group. The pic on the group's profile got a little cut off [sorry]. I cut and pasted a pic of the family guy "family" into paint and added an arrow on the left... if you look you can see it. [the word above it got cut off... but it's supposed to say "atheist."]. So enjoy this episode... it'll probably remind you of some of your own life experiences.

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Your experience of living with theists

Started by Skycomet the Fallen Angel. Last reply by Victor Javier Zamora Apr 27, 2011. 6 Replies

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…Continue

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Comment by Brooke Bender on August 26, 2010 at 12:33am
I think that episode of Family Guy was one of the most positive and realistic portrayals of atheism I have seen on screen. But I looked on the skeptical blogs and there was barely a peep uttered about it! Glad to see it positively influenced someone else :)
Comment by Jon Heim on August 3, 2010 at 3:48pm
whenever I have an argument with my parents one of the low blow reply's I get is, somewhere along the lines of "oh you don't know the world around you, and your wrong about religion". I told me dad that I was an atheist and he just flat out told me I was wrong. My being an atheist always gets thrown in my face during arguments and I try my hardest not to turn his beliefs on his ear. I feel that there is so much that HE does not know about the world around him, but I chose to keep the peace, and I realize that he is going to cling to his beliefs no matter what, so there is no use in trying. Oh well, I suppose I shall turn the other cheek like their religion teaches them to do. oh and, I'm sick and tired of my "open minded" christian friends starting fights with me, telling me that I am the one that is closed minded.
Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on January 19, 2010 at 9:12am
I agree. I live with "non-literal" theists.... but that doesn't stop the questions. No matter how non-literal a theist claims to be, there are some passages that have to be taken literally for one to be a traditional Christian. Specifically, the "holy" gospels of the New Testament. I started to truly ask questions after reading a book called "Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalists." - Although a theist wrote it, it is very useful when confronting Fundamentalists like your family cAmrin. You can buy it for a reasonable price off Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Rescuing-Bible-Fundamentalism-Rethinks-Script...
John Shelby Spong may be a Bishop, but don't let that deter you! He is most definitely a liberal theist and brings up many of the same points that we as atheists do. I just disagree with him that one can remain christian believing that the bible is not literal without hacking it to pieces and picking and choosing what's literal and what's not.
Comment by Nate on January 18, 2010 at 12:22pm
cAmrin-While we see these questions as simple and stupid, it's incredible that some 90% of the population fails to ask them.
Comment by cAmrin on November 20, 2009 at 11:52pm
and yes once upon a time i was a theist up until about the prime age of 12-13.. i was a theist until i started asking questions.. like... whats the bible say about dinosaurs, what about Noah's arc how did he get dinosaurs in there.. people really lived to 900+ years old ? simple stupid questions like that.
Comment by cAmrin on November 20, 2009 at 1:03pm
I'm still living with my parents(hardcore theist's) atm, and living with 2 full grown adults who believe in magic.. witches... sorcery.. demons... god.. prophecy(aka psychics) evolution is a giant conspiracy.. believing that what most the bible says is literal truth.. and apparently in my household i'm the crazy one.
Comment by Cannabliss on November 19, 2009 at 11:07pm
Im in college and im living at home with my 3 heavily theist family members. I am forced to go to church every sunday, and pray before every meal with my family. Im still a closest atheist, and i probably will never tell them.
Comment by Orlando on November 19, 2009 at 10:19pm
Well, for my part, I'm living with a very religious grandmother, my "kind of" religious mom, my partially agnostic father and my little sister who i hope turns atheist while she becomes a doctor...aditionally I have an older sister, that does not live with us, that has joined a pentecostal church (i think) not long ago....which is kind of sad for me. I also have two dogs, a stray cat, and a bunch of hamsters living with me...hahaha.
Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on November 18, 2009 at 5:39pm
Welcome to "I'm Living with Theists!"
I myself am living with 4 conservative Christians, 2 dogs, a Rabbit [and a partridge in a pair tree, lol].
I am the only atheist in my family [currently]
Also, I chose a picture of family guy for the group picture, because I remembered the "Not all Dogs Go to Heaven" episode, and how much I could look at Brian [the atheist dog's] experiences and go "I've been there. I've been there. I've been there]
 

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