"No, they'll never get it.
They'll always think it's a phase. In my case, my family thinks I'm ignorant...
And the funny thing is that they don't understand one simple thing: we've been there. We know how…"
"I relate Tyler. I am a 50 year old man and go through that with my parents. But I have some things that are little different. I am currently living with my very religious folks...both of them have terminal cancer. When I…"
"My dad asks me to "say the blessing" when we have family meals for thanksgiving and things like that, and I just go along with it. I obviously don't believe the things I am saying, but I feel like it is just better sometimes to keep…"
"I am expereincing that right now in my life. I moved back to Minnesota to live with my parents to take care of more my mother because she has cancer. When we dinner at the supper table my dad will pray and I close my eyes but while they…"
"Sorry to hear about your son. Hope y'all haven't had to endure any idiotic comments from the fundies about his accident being god's will and that sort of shit.Tragedy has a way of bringing out the really cruel streak in the pious."
"The truly amazing thing to me is how many gay men have this same attitude. I have tried the online thing someone else mentioned, and an alarming number of men list themselves as Christian and at least somewhat serious about it. They usually…"
"I've avoided long term relationships here in Texas because that always does seem to be an issue. My friend is an atheist and his girlfriend regularly attends church. Even though he was willing to ignore the religion and not let it come between…"
"I know what you mean. Same thing here. People here all belong to the most ridiculously corrupt churches, yet believe i'm evil because i don't think there's a magical guy in the sky. Luckily, we do have some logical people in and…"
"Jake--try seeking out more progressive Christians...if they respect people of other faiths, they should be more open to an atheist if you initially frame it as another type of "other" belief system. They're less likely to take…"
"Thank you for giving us insight into how serious the doctrine is about maintaining division between the holy and the heathen in this sect of Christianity, Dennis. It's very eye opening. I'll share my experience too, for…"
"My Aunt's the "woo, woo" type mix-your-own-version-of-Catholicism Christian (her parents are more traditional) and she married an out Atheist. It's been 30 years and they're going strong. Everyone in the family…"
I'm Jake, I'm in college studying a myriad of things, focusing mainly on International Affairs and Neuroscience. I've lived in the buckle of the bible belt all of my life and I can't wait to get the hell out! I love to travel, cook and watch tv. I'm very passionate about politics (mainly civil and human rights), psychology, criminology, religion (the arguments against the need and uses of it in present society), linguistics, foreign cultures and languages.
Why are you here?
Looking for intelligent people to have intelligent conversations with, without being treated like a second class citizen.
The religion you left
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