"I told my parents:"Mom, dad, do you love me..?" They replied "Of course, you silly..!" then I told them "So, no matter what I think about god, love me like I still continue to be your son" Until now, they don't…"
"Also: If he doesn't accept it right away, that's ok. I've had friends and family members who were shocked at first, but after a while, and after many questions and re-conversion attempts, finally have accepted things.
"I don't know your father, so I can't predict how he will react. I think it's important to reflect upon the function of telling him that you don't believe as he does. After that, you can commit to your goal regardless…"
"I've never really sat down and really talked to my mom about it. She learned through discussions I had with my Aunt (her sister) on FB. Not the best way to find out I'll admit. My mom has attempted to pull Pascals's Gambit on me..…"
30 something, attempted rationalist.. I say attempted because I can be quiet vocal on the varying grades of stupid I run into on a daily basis, many of which are the direct result of cultivated religious dogma, and the rest is me just being.....
Why are you here?
Like minds... As far as i know, i'm only atheist i know in my town. Everyone is polite and all, but i am an outsider.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
After finding out in my own stuides the core bliefs of our current major religions have been rehashed for ages and the absolute believe that this reinvention of the 'light' bringer is the true faith is the spiritual equivelent of dividing by zero.. I just couldn't continue..
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