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← Told my parents I am an atheist...

Peacebeuponme's Avatar Jump to comment 16 by Peacebeuponme

My mother believes it is rude to take a stance against people's beliefs.

Your parents are surely decent people, and this is a personal story, so there is a need to adopt the appropriate sensitivity.

Did you ask your mother to think about the hypocrisy of her statement here (in a gentle way, of course)? I mean, here she is, taking a stance of sorts against your beliefs...

This is one of the main things that gets me with the religious, and 'don't rock the boat' atheists, good people though most of them are. Why must we not knock the religious boat, even ever so gentle, while the most aggressive shunting is permissible against atheism without a thought?

Fri, 22 Oct 2010 17:27:16 UTC | #537378