So I came out of Fundie Christianity about 10 years ago with the help of genuine questioning, an atheist boyfriend, and exposure to a larger community of varying beliefs. My parents were obviously…Continue
"If you look at this from a psychological perspective I would encourage you to focus on a couple of points.
This is about you. It is about your history and your changes and what you believe to be “correct” answer. And while I and many…"
"Hopefully, she'll find a religious school that is more open minded than most or she may even find more debauchery at a xtain school than at a public university. I know growing up in the public school system, there was a lot less drugs/sex/etc…"
"I had a friend like that. Notice the past tense. >.X She was also homeschooled in a highly religious atmosphere, and then went on to choose a women's Christian university. The result is I stopped talking to her when she decided the devil was…"
"Is she considering going to college? I am guessing furthering her education would be a "safe" topic even in front of your parents. You could always encourage her to choose a large public university and living on campus instead of at home.…"
"A lot of the ignorance comes from not actually knowing people who are what she was raised to hate. So I think exposing her to real gays and other safe people would really open her eyes. She's young and she wants to fit in, and religion offers…"
"*hugs* I have my own sister problems, so I don't know how much my advice is worth. I think all you can do is continue to be a good example and keep the lines of communication open. Keep questioning her intolerant beliefs. She is very young and…"
"I keep trying to tell myself that I came out ok so she's bound to, especially with me around to make her think. She's extremely bright, and also incredibly confident though I don't know about her reasoning abilities. She's so…"
(I posted this originally in Family forum but I think it belongs here more)So I came out of Fundie Christianity about 10 years ago with the help of genuine questioning, an atheist boyfriend, and exposure to a larger community of varying beliefs. My parents were obviously not happy about this, but over time, we all came to an agreement to pretty much not talk about religion or politics. (Most of the time). The problem I'm having now is that my sister (who is 15) is pretty much exactly where I…See More
Hello Mandie and welcome to this friendly meeting place with freethinkers who recognise that gods are fictions and 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.