"My parents have been happily married since the 60's. Mom is a devout Catholic. Dad is an atheist. They "debate" their points of view from time to time, but the point is that they respect each other's beliefs and agree to…"
"I have a brother-in-law in a similar situation. She wants the supposedly positive, and uplifting community aspect. He doesn't like how much money they keep on asking for. A waterslide? For jesus?
Other, non-religious groups sound like the…"
"While I was born liberal Christian into a home where religion was only brought up on Sunday mornings (not born atheist), I'm otherwise in basically the same situation. This is what motivated me to join an online atheist community like Atheist…"
"Thanks for replying. I really don't think she's anywhere close to atheism. Her belief in a God is pretty solid and I honestly don't want to play with that. It's her connection with Christianity that is not so strong. She's…"
"Is she really looking for church or the sense of belonging? Maybe you can introduce her to some local Atheist/Freethinker groups in your area. From past experiences it reminds me of the empty nest syndrome. A void is there and she does not know any…"
I am born atheist/agnostic but my wife was raised a baptist and while she recently accepted that she's not really a christian any more than I am, she is still looking for a church experience. Honestly, she is very accepting of my lack of belief and does nothing to change it, but we have different spiritual needs. Is anyone else dealing with this?You can read more about it here …See More
"I'm sorry to hear of your loss and can completely sympathize with you -- I lost my father last May to a sudden heart attack. One of the strangest parts of death is sharing with strangers your non-belief in heaven or the typical…"
Hello Bee Cause and welcome to this friendly meeting place with freethinkers who recognise that all gods are fictions and that religions exist to control vulnerable superstitious people including defenceless children. How tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and longer.