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"Heh, I've basically lived in west county my entire life. Probably should fix that."
May 1, 2009
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May 1, 2009
Chompernuts commented on a7's blog post 'The case for torture by michael levin'
"I'm sure I would change my mind. I'm sure I would want disgusting revenge if they suceeded, these are natural human emotions, not necesarily logical. There's a reason we don't let these reactions set our laws"
May 1, 2009
Chompernuts commented on a7's blog post 'The case for torture by michael levin'
"You may have read it but you missed the point. When's the time limit 1 hour? When does that become a day, a week, a month, a year. This is the tripe that Cheney pulled last week when he talked about wanting papers that confirmed they stopped an…"
May 1, 2009
Chompernuts commented on a7's blog post 'The case for torture by michael levin'
"I reccomend you read this http://www.apt.ch/content/view/109/lang,en/ (theres a pdf that you need to click) The Ticking bomb scenario is used to create fear when it is largely a frivilous idea. It is used to create doubt using highly volatile…"
May 1, 2009
Chompernuts commented on Chelsea's blog post 'Interesting interview on Fresh Air in which Gabriel Byrne reveals what life was like growing up religious....'
"I listened to that yesterday, it was really fascinating. There is one thing he said that was a little misleading. Yes the Catholic Church did stop allowing priests to marry in the 11th century, but even before then they were supposed to remain…"
May 1, 2009
David commented on Chompernuts's blog post 'How do you deal with family, and in-laws over your lack of faith?'
"I agree with Misty. The time, place, and circumstances of "coming out" are entirely up to you. I can't even pretend to understand what's appropriate in your situation, but I do have to wonder if the fear of rejection is greater…"
Apr 30, 2009
Misty: Baytheist Living! commented on Chompernuts's blog post 'How do you deal with family, and in-laws over your lack of faith?'
"It's your life. What would you rather live with? Gritting your teeth in silence or knowing that your life could be made into a disaster by "coming out." Coming out is a choice... one you get to make. Only you know your family well…"
Apr 29, 2009
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How do you deal with family, and in-laws over your lack of faith?

Daniel Florien at Unreasonable Faith wrote a great article this week about handling criticisms with friends and family (http://unreasonablefaith.com/2009/04/27/dealing-with-criticism-from-friends-and-family)That is great advice for once you've already come out, but how do you come out when you know you will be flatly rejected? When I came out as an Atheist my Mom exploded on my telling me she was going to force me to go to church and that I had no say in it (I was 15 or 16). She came back half…See More
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Atheist, Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic
About Me:
I was raised Catholic, but left the faith after a long trying experience during my teenage years. It culminated when I had a large epiphany that many of my beliefs (very liberal at the time) were not founded on anything. I realized that if people had real reasons to back up their arguments I should consider their viewpoints and investigate further, even if that meant changing my own view.

Once I applied this to religion I dumped it in a week. Four years of agonizing to God about horrible personal experiences with seemingly no answer all became simple. I felt free and open.

I still am very liberal (probably more so), but I always make it a point to know what I believe and why.
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19-24
Why are you here?
I enjoy a place where I can share similar viewpoints. Of course it is also important to expose yourself to opposing views.
The religion you left
Christian, Catholic
Why you left your religion.
After being continually schooled in debates with people I disagreed with I realized that I was being ignorant by not basing my beliefs off of facts and reason. I became an avid reader and a sceptic. Once I applied this to my faith, it fell like a house of cards.

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How do you deal with family, and in-laws over your lack of faith?

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 1:38pm 2 Comments

Daniel Florien at Unreasonable Faith wrote a great article this week about handling criticisms with friends and family (http://unreasonablefaith.com/2009/04/27/dealing-with-criticism-from-friends-and-family)



That is great advice for once you've already come out, but how do you come out when you know you will be flatly rejected? When I came out as an Atheist my Mom exploded on my telling me she was going to force me to go to church and that I had no say in it (I was 15 or 16). She… Continue

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