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How to handle my parents

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel May 3, 2012. 17 Replies

My wife and I are expecting a baby boy around June 25th.  It will be our first child together and my parents 1st grandchild.They are fanatical born again roman catholics.  They converted when I was…Continue

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Rachel replied to Jason T Roden's discussion 'How to handle my parents'
"First of all, congratulations on your little one! I'm kind of in your boat, actually, as I am expecting and have religious parents. My mom is a Jehovah's Witness and raised me under that belief system. There's no baptism of babies in…"
May 3, 2012
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"Welcome to the Think Atheist community Jason! Join us in the chat on the bottom right of the screen and feel free to ask questions and get involved as much or as little as you want! Welcome again and make yourself at home!"
Apr 27, 2012
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Apr 27, 2012
Jason T Roden replied to Jason T Roden's discussion 'How to handle my parents'
"The welcome is appreciated.  The "secret baptism" will not be tolerated and that would most certinaly guarentee supervised visits from now until my child is old enough to reason for himself.   I tucked that letter away for future…"
Apr 26, 2012
Jason T Roden replied to Jason T Roden's discussion 'How to handle my parents'
"I really appreciate the time everyone has taken to post their advice and opinions.  Its always nice to know that others have the same issues and concerns. "
Apr 26, 2012
Jason T Roden replied to Jason T Roden's discussion 'How to handle my parents'
"Thanks for the congrats.. We have 60 days to go.. she is ready to be done. Pointing the conversation to the future sounds indeed like a good way to go. Thanks for the input! "
Apr 26, 2012
Unseen replied to Jason T Roden's discussion 'How to handle my parents'
"This is the way to go. It's been said that "Getting along is the #1 virtue in a family." I follow that principle as closely as I can."
Apr 26, 2012
Ghost The Smoker replied to Jason T Roden's discussion 'How to handle my parents'
"My step mom is the same way about me going to church. She knows that I'm a atheist and won't stop, every single Sunday, for the past 4 months. Begging me to come and waste my time. I try to just ignore it. but that's all I can do…"
Apr 26, 2012
Colleen replied to Jason T Roden's discussion 'How to handle my parents'
"I worry about these sorts of battles to come in my life should I have children.  My parents (also strict roman catholics) are silent now on the topic of atheism.  They no longer bully me, ask me to go to church, or slip pamphlets from…"
Apr 26, 2012
Helen Pluckrose replied to Jason T Roden's discussion 'How to handle my parents'
"If they make it unbearable for you to see them, stop seeing them? Warn them you will do this and say 'I don't believe what you believe and must live my life accordingly.' If they continue, you will feel justified in not seeing them. "
Apr 26, 2012
SteveInCO replied to Jason T Roden's discussion 'How to handle my parents'
"All of the above. And welcome to Think Atheist. You may have to cut your parents off.  Or they may cut you off.  I wouldn't give in; if they want to perform a secret baptism like Violet Chartreuse mentioned, that's their…"
Apr 26, 2012
Doug Reardon replied to Jason T Roden's discussion 'How to handle my parents'
"Avoid those who are vexations to the spirit!"
Apr 26, 2012
Atheist Exile replied to Jason T Roden's discussion 'How to handle my parents'
"I'd tell him, "You've had your turn. Now it's mine. My word -- NOT yours -- is final. With all due respect -- and then some -- butt out once and for all. I will not put up with any interference or bullying from you!" "
Apr 25, 2012
Violet Chartreuse replied to Jason T Roden's discussion 'How to handle my parents'
"I would recommend that you choose your battles. When I refused a formal baptism my parents performed a secret "home baptism"when I left they baby at their house for a sleepover. It's imaginary voodoo that the child will never…"
Apr 25, 2012
Jason T Roden commented on John Jon's blog post 'after life or no after life ??'
"I had a friend who had no real belief system at all, he died when he coded in his bed and was revived.  He explained death as someone pulling the plug on a tube television set.  It went from a big picture down to a point as black. he…"
Apr 25, 2012
Jason T Roden replied to Jason T Roden's discussion 'How to handle my parents'
"Thanks.. I am still mad.... I will look up some of your previous stuff.. Thanks for responding."
Apr 25, 2012

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Network Administrator for a large national bank. Originally from Baltimore, now living in BFE West Virginia.. How the hell did I get here?
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31-35
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Married
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Initially was looking for advice about how to handle my born again parents trying to dictate their religion.
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Was never a part of one
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Never had one, Never needed one
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At 8:43am on April 27, 2012, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Jason! Join us in the chat on the bottom right of the screen and feel free to ask questions and get involved as much or as little as you want! Welcome again and make yourself at home!

 
 
 

  

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