Wisp's Blog – March 2010 Archive (2)

Why I'm wary of "coming out" to my family

I came across a comment by Eoganachta Mor on my last blog post that brought up some similar thoughts of my own. The original comment was as follows:



The irony is that people talk about 'coming out as an atheist' like they do with homosexuals admitting their nature to their parents and friends. It's like there is some great problem with these things. I cannot understand why people…

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Added by wisp on March 6, 2010 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

I KNOW I'll go to heaven..

I was at my parents' house for dinner the other night, and somehow the subject of an afterlife came up. My mother asserted that she "knows" she would go to Heaven if she died right now, and my father and I both corrected her, telling her she doesn't know, but she believes. She continued to argue against us for a few minutes, refusing to acknowledge the difference between knowing a fact and believing something that is unprovable. It was very frustrating, and I held back from… Continue

Added by wisp on March 5, 2010 at 7:30am — 17 Comments

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