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Advice please!: Atheist family heading into the Lions Den

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Davis Jun 29, 2011. 30 Replies

My wife and I are heading to a family reunion and I need some advice from the community. First some background. My wife Jeannette (new TA member!) and I are both atheists/humanists. I come from a…Continue

Ann Coulter makes waves in Canada

Started this discussion. Last reply by _7654_ Jun 14, 2010. 10 Replies

Looks like another American right-wing-nut is making their way across the border and causing media frenzy in the True North. Ann Coulter, who I'm sure you all know and love-to-hate, is at the end of…Continue

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Mar 2, 2012
Lee Davis replied to Marc Baskin's discussion 'Advice please!: Atheist family heading into the Lions Den'
"Marc, sooner or later you're family is going to have to know. The time when you come out can be delayed, but in a family where so much of the talk revolves around faith it's not going to possible to sidestep the issue forever, I suspect.…"
Jun 29, 2011
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Jun 27, 2011
Reggie replied to Marc Baskin's discussion 'Advice please!: Atheist family heading into the Lions Den'
"Just for once, I'd like to be loved merely as a sex object."
Jun 26, 2011
Reggie replied to Marc Baskin's discussion 'Advice please!: Atheist family heading into the Lions Den'
"Use it!"
Jun 26, 2011
Tim replied to Marc Baskin's discussion 'Advice please!: Atheist family heading into the Lions Den'
"As a former Christian who has to sugarcoat his non-belief for in the presence of Christians, family members or otherwise, it's my experience that the best thing to say when asked about the topic is just to say that you are in a complicated…"
Jun 25, 2011
Christine Brean replied to Marc Baskin's discussion 'Advice please!: Atheist family heading into the Lions Den'
"Marc, the best advise I can give you is to answer each question with a question.  I know that can be hard but it is a good way to deflect the argument (and good mental exercise for you).  For example,  "Arn't you going to…"
Jun 25, 2011
Misty: Baytheist Living! replied to Marc Baskin's discussion 'Advice please!: Atheist family heading into the Lions Den'
"I <3 Reggie so much for that post."
Jun 25, 2011
Marc Baskin replied to Marc Baskin's discussion 'Advice please!: Atheist family heading into the Lions Den'
"Interesting   I have a feeling that at least some of the younger family members would be ok with talking about it and accept it without trying too hard to save me. it's really the aunts/uncles/grandparents that I really dont want…"
Jun 25, 2011
Marc Baskin replied to Marc Baskin's discussion 'Advice please!: Atheist family heading into the Lions Den'
"Someone has to do the right thing ... might as well be me, right? :)"
Jun 25, 2011
Marc Baskin replied to Marc Baskin's discussion 'Advice please!: Atheist family heading into the Lions Den'
"Ha! Thats more like my kind of campfire :)"
Jun 25, 2011
Artor replied to Marc Baskin's discussion 'Advice please!: Atheist family heading into the Lions Den'
"Try singing Jesus' Brother Bob around the campfire! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGB7iLpVrhQ"
Jun 25, 2011
Steve James replied to Marc Baskin's discussion 'Advice please!: Atheist family heading into the Lions Den'
"Hi Marc   Always stay calm and when the situation arises, ie - thanking god or Grace over dinner then just ask a statement type of question like "It has always troubled me why god hates starving people especially the new born…"
Jun 25, 2011
Bonnie Nix Discuillo replied to Marc Baskin's discussion 'Advice please!: Atheist family heading into the Lions Den'
"Looking forward to hear if "David" survived the Lion's Den.  Hmmm..can't remember how that story went, but must have been in David's favour.  :D  Hope you are your wife have fun.    "
Jun 25, 2011
Andrew Barkley replied to Marc Baskin's discussion 'Advice please!: Atheist family heading into the Lions Den'
"I realise why you have been silent thus far but I don't think you should sit at this gathering and squirm. I would personally avoid these situations and tell everyone concerned of your unbelief. Everyone other than the old folks of course. The…"
Jun 25, 2011
Kairan Nierde replied to Marc Baskin's discussion 'Advice please!: Atheist family heading into the Lions Den'
"Hi Marc!  I can relate to what you're going through.  Although my family isn't as in your face about their evangelism, I'm sure they would get along just fine with your family.     I've always been able to…"
Jun 25, 2011

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Secular Humanist, Atheist, Naturalist. I have a evangelical baptist background but after bible college and a short stint as a worship and youth pastor i left the church and my religion behind. I now use my preaching and research skills for good as the creator, moderator and contributor to http://www.meddlingkids.org : a blog site advancing science, reason and skepticism in Canada.

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Health Care Reform: Canada rejoices for y'all!

Posted on March 25, 2010 at 9:00pm 17 Comments

I've been watching some of the American news coverage of the health care debate with great interest. In fact, i imagine most Canadians have been taking a special interest in the debate. Universal health care is one of the cornerstones of our way of life, and even though the system has it's challenges, a recent survey showed that 90% of Canadians support universal health care and think Obama is on the right track. I can… Continue

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