Hello again everyone.
The holidaze are approaching. I am an Atheist and my husband is Agnostic.
We have two small children who are 3 yrs old and 16 months. This yr me and my husband talked about and decided no religious gifts for the kids for Xmas. Between the boys last Xmas and their last birthday they got almost all religious gifts for family members ( bible story books, Veggie tales, their first bibles, CD's etc. etc.). And these gifts seemed to have increased since telling our family we were no longer Christians.
Some of my family respected my wishes and isn't a big deal (in-laws mostly). An uncle and aunt of mine said "fine" in a loud voice. This week my uncle e-mailed me and said he found a bible book he thought my 3 yr old would like. I politely said no why not get him so Legos or something instead. Again he said "fine" in a load voice and slammed the phone down so hard it could have started an earthquake in China. My mom has called 3 times since the announcement of no religious gifts and said things like "it isn't our fault you're an atheist. Why should the children suffer?" My children are not suffering cause they are not watching veggie tales. Kids who are homeless, abused, starving etc are suffering!
I find it disrespectful as does my husband that they try to give the kids religious gifts especially now that me and my husband are no longer theists. It's a slap in the face. And if I were to give their kids The God Delusion or the like to their children the would fit a bitch!! I am trying to be respectful but they are making it very,very hard.
Can I get any advice on how ya'll would handle this situation.