Is there a polite way to co-exist with the religious?

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Is there a polite way to co-exist with the religious?

Hey, thinkatheist. I always thought that being an atheist (or at least sharing the same beliefs as one) would get easier as I got older, in terms of co-existing with religious family and friends, but it's been the opposite. The more time passes the more I realize that the people around me have never accepted my concepts, but have probably just thought it was a passing phase. It's getting so (with family the most) that not a conversation can go by without the topic coming up and their spiritual brow beating begins with horror tales of damnation and prodding to see where my malfunction might be. I sit through posts on facebook, twitter and so on, about god and peoples undying faith in this, that, and the other and never say anything. I figure I should lead by example. don't bother me and i won't bother you. But they never let an atheist post slip by, they jump right on that maliciously and violently. I was wondering if there is ever gonna be a live and let live senerio possible?

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Comment by Ben wright on January 4, 2013 at 4:15am
I think that sometimes you just need to broaden your horizons there are people out there with similar views to you but it's up to you to find them. Also I know it's extreme but there are places in the world that are less religious than others. I think you have the right idea about keeping quiet most of the time, I'm the opposite and recently I'm wondering what I hope to achieve, because it doesn't seem to work, but why would arguing with someone who doesn't respect evidence, logic or reason work, how could you ever change their mind.
Comment by Chris Douglas on June 22, 2012 at 12:38pm

Maybe I should've just posed this as a question and not a group, cause it doesn't seem to be a popular subject....thus the zero members, lol.

 

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