This coming Christmas will be my first Christmas as an "out" atheist. My very religious parents have taken it fairly well. We've had a few calm discussions about religion, the only issue being that…Continue
"I think I pretty much agree with you here and it's not just religion where this issue occurs with parents.
The entire "you will hurt our feelings " thing is often just an excuse in human narcissism. Does it cross their minds that…"
"I've been dealing with something similar for roughly the past 12 years. I live several hours away from my parents, yet they still try to force a certain degree of participation on me. More recently they started sending gifts to my older sister,…"
This coming Christmas will be my first Christmas as an "out" atheist. My very religious parents have taken it fairly well. We've had a few calm discussions about religion, the only issue being that they occasionally try to guilt me into going to church to them. However, as I was thinking about the upcoming holiday I realised another problem.For as long as I can remember, it's been a tradition in my family to go to the midnight Christmas Eve service at church. I know that my mother will be very…See More
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