I have always lived my life with a very open-book philosophy--wherever I was at, if you knew me and you asked, I'd tell you the truth. Over the years, I went from being raised Catholic to exploring…Continue
"Thanks everyone for the kind words and encouragement. Still haven't heard back from my friend (maybe God hasn't answered her yet, he must be busy or something) but I'm holding out a little hope that she'll come around."
"That's very sad. I'm sorry that you lost a friend. I don't really have a similar story but I do hide my atheism from my dad and stepmom, whom I don't live near, because I know that it would destroy our relationship and I want to…"
"I sincerely hope that your friend learns the meaning and value of friendship before her guilt and pride prevent her from continuing your long lasting relationship.
It always pains me to see how friendship can be pulled apart because of religious…"
"yes, i mentioned the seven times 70 thing--i'm sure she didn't appreciate it. besides the fact, she has a little forgiveness to be asking as well. haven't heard back from her so i guess god told her she should ignore me for now.…"
"That sucks! My parents recently found out I was an Atheist, by looking through my Facebook Profile. Under religion I wrote "Thank God for Darwin". It was bad at first, mainly for them because I was heavily prepared to debate .But then It…"
"I have the exact same issue with my parents, and we have our blowups but often end up returning to a peaceful coexistence after some time passes. If your friendship was as strong as you say, it may be that she will realize friends are more important…"
"thanks olga. that sounds like good advice. i think you're right about the martyr thing b/c she alluded to that in her email. i've already backed off but maybe in a few more days i'll try to call. we live in different states so getting…"
"Wow, thats horrible. My sympathies go to you. Perhaps you can get together and offer to rekindle things? Maybe offer a gift? Emphasize that religious differences shouldnt tear you apart and that your friendship is built on more than that. Maybe also…"
I have always lived my life with a very open-book philosophy--wherever I was at, if you knew me and you asked, I'd tell you the truth. Over the years, I went from being raised Catholic to exploring Mormonism (don't ask, I was young and in love), Judaism, Buddhism, all kinds of New Age stuff, and checking out several conservative churches, as well as Episcopalian, whatever, you name it. I moved away from home when I was 17, across the country to Los Angeles, where I lived for another 17 years…See More
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Hello Susan, and welcome to this friendly meeting place with freethinkers like you who recognise that religion is a fraud aimed at controlling vulnerable superstitious people, including defenceless children; and
how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and even longer.