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In need of some advice...

Started this discussion. Last reply by MamboCat May 21, 2009. 13 Replies

 

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Laura left a comment for Distressed Atheist
"Please let me know if there's anything I can do for you. If you do decide to lie to your parents to get back into their good graces, I'd be happy to pretend to be a Christian pen pal for you and send you letters and Catholic books and…"
May 21, 2009
Laura replied to Distressed Atheist's discussion 'In need of some advice...'
"I'm so sorry this happened to you. I basically agree with Nelson. Perhaps you could suggest that the three of you meet with your priest. Tell them that you feel like you're just really confused right now and you think the priest might be…"
May 21, 2009
Doug Reardon replied to Distressed Atheist's discussion 'In need of some advice...'
"Contact your state department of family and child services (or whatever you have in your state) and ask for child protective services."
May 21, 2009
Andrew Polkrang replied to Distressed Atheist's discussion 'In need of some advice...'
"Wow. I'm so sorry this is the kind of situation in which you have found yourself. Despite what's happened, I still admire your bravery. For your sake, I hope they come around, but this may have to be a battle you save for when you're…"
Mar 31, 2009
prolix replied to Distressed Atheist's discussion 'In need of some advice...'
"You need to talk with your parents. Bring them with you to "counseling." I apologize, but I must disagree with Nelson. Your parent's stern reaction to your coming out was to be expected if your in a religiously strong environment. I…"
Mar 31, 2009
Giulia C replied to Distressed Atheist's discussion 'In need of some advice...'
"I agree with all that has been said. Pride is good when you are safe in having it... sadly. Don't fear, you are 1) not alone (thanks to the Internet!); 2) able to regret and start your domestic 'acting career'. I think they are…"
Mar 30, 2009
noisician replied to Distressed Atheist's discussion 'In need of some advice...'
"Yeah, that sucks. What happened to loving the sinner? And "Let he who be without sin cast the first stone"? For better or worse, you are young and depend on your parents for support. But there is no need to feel bad that you will be…"
Mar 30, 2009
Nick Prince replied to Distressed Atheist's discussion 'In need of some advice...'
"How very Christian of them"
Mar 30, 2009
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In need of some advice...

I just stumbled upon this site after a quick google search...it seemed like a good place to seek advice for my problem.I am a 16 year old male, brought up in a wealthy and devout Catholic family. Recently, I came clean with my atheistic beliefs, and at the time, it seemed like a really good idea. I felt as if a weight was being lifted off my chest. I genuinely felt like a free thinker when I told my parents.That's the only positive thing that came out of this experience. I know, I know, I…See More
Mar 30, 2009
Misty: Baytheist Living! replied to Distressed Atheist's discussion 'In need of some advice...'
"I'm going to agree with everyone here. If there is no heaven or hell, then what do you have to gain by coming out right now? On the reverse, what do they have to gain by "bringing" you back? Your immortal soul. (That you don't…"
Mar 30, 2009
Dave G replied to Distressed Atheist's discussion 'In need of some advice...'
"That...really sucks. With a reaction that extreme, I don't think that it is likely that your parents are going to become rational in any timeframe short of years. The first thing I'd recommend is don't slack off on the schoolwork.…"
Mar 29, 2009
James replied to Distressed Atheist's discussion 'In need of some advice...'
"Wow, that's about the worst reaction you could get. My initial thought was to give them some time to cool down and take it in. But, you have given them some time and it sounds like they will never accept your Atheism. Trying to explain yourself…"
Mar 29, 2009
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Mar 29, 2009
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In need of some advice...

I just stumbled upon this site after a quick google search...it seemed like a good place to seek advice for my problem.I am a 16 year old male, brought up in a wealthy and devout Catholic family. Recently, I came clean with my atheistic beliefs, and at the time, it seemed like a really good idea. I felt as if a weight was being lifted off my chest. I genuinely felt like a free thinker when I told my parents.That's the only positive thing that came out of this experience. I know, I know, I…See More
Mar 29, 2009
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At 11:25am on May 21, 2009, Laura said…
Please let me know if there's anything I can do for you. If you do decide to lie to your parents to get back into their good graces, I'd be happy to pretend to be a Christian pen pal for you and send you letters and Catholic books and stuff. I probably have stuff lying around from my Catholic childhood that I could get rid of, to good effect. :) They'll probably open your mail, and they could end up pretty impressed. Just an idea.
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