"Well she seems to want to do two things.1. She wants to pray2. She wants you to see the love of her Christian god and believe in it.
So… ask her to pray for you. Ask her to pray that your high moral compass be reduced to hers: -Your high…"
"I appreciate everyone's advice. I wanted to elaborate more on my situation.
On Christmas Eve my step father asked me point blank, "what's the deal with liking American Atheists on FB". I had been working up the nerve to…"
"Honestly, the comment is genuine. People experience invigorating inspiration at events like this. I used to help recruit for similar ones. The love of God and the value of the crucifixion has been renewed in her mind as an…"
"That sounds good. I frustrates me when my family members also says "it breaks my heart..." or something along those lines because (I don't know about your family member but) my family knows nothing about Atheism except that "I…"
"Be gentle with a relative, especially a young one. I would express that I appreciate the offer, but that if she feels it will do some good, many others could use the prayer more. Make some suggestions (sick kids, struggling families, the homeless,…"
"Well there's a well-intentioned thought!
I imagine maybe you are a bit worried about your young family member... that her eyes will gloss over and she will begin reciting bible verses as responses
That said, de-conversion usually has to…"
To demonstrate the futility of prayer to your relative offer the current information:
West Texas has been in the midst of a severe drought for the past two years. It has gotten so bad the Xtian governor of that state eventually asked all…"
"I think a decent response would be this: If she finds the need to pray over things and waste her time with it, why not take the prayer she has for you and use it to pray for a child in need, a person in the world grieving, or those hurt by natural…"
"I'd basically say: Thank you for caring about me, but there's nothing I need prayed about.
Then again, I usually sit quietly while my mother prays for my safety before I head out on a business trip. But she's my mother. I don't…"