We have just as much of a right to express ourselves as atheists.
sometimes I think ppl see "freedom of religion" as "freedom to bash other beliefs" or "freedom as long as you agree with me".
I don't have the right words to say how sorry I am.
I did mean we atheists have just as much right to express ourselves.
and you are wrong, John.
I dont need you talking to me like this.
If you have a problem with me, take it up with AN and they can deal with me.
Contrary to what you think, I am too someone who belongs here!
(crying a little; really hurt my feelngn!)
You will have to find your own way of dealing with your situation that matches who you are. I know that in dealing with my mother, she will have to accept who I am, or at least act civil. If not, I will never have anything to do with her again. It is only because of my weak ability to feel attachment that I can do such a thing. Most people wouldn't consider such an option. You may decide that any form of confrontation is not worth the potential damage that you have in your relationship. But also remember this, by not sharing who you really are, your mother will not truly know who she raised. She may not want to. I won't know. You should have a good ideal, provided you really know her.