I have always enjoyed the holidays with my family, although we never celebrated the religious aspect of them. My parents are nonbelievers who did not want to influence us on religion.
We have this tradition for Thanksgiving that brings real meaning for the day. Before we eat, when most families would pray, each of us would go around the table and acknowledge the things we are thankful… Continue
Added by Nichelle Wrenn on December 9, 2011 at 6:14am —
A little background: brother is a reverend, rapper for Jesus ( i swear) mother Facebook page might as well include the entire new testament.
My whole family us aware I am an atheist. Anytime we speak religion, I'm usually met with condescension. Pretty funny most of the time. Today though, just got under my skin.
Brothers Facebook post:
Added by Rebekah Ramsey on September 11, 2011 at 3:42pm —
shame there's such a fragmentation of family life; I guess worldwide with the www... it's especially tough when you've been well read on the reasons things in the gov/world go bad or wasted.. due to some doctrine or another; aside from just living and striving to do good... cracks me up that people are so easily trusting of x y or z... catholics role deep in Mexico look what happened there. Xtian orthodx runs Russia; no blacks or gays allowed there. Israel is said to be looking more like… Continue
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on July 9, 2011 at 11:45am —
As the end of the day approached, and the folks who had emptied their bank accounts and abandoned their lives in preparation for a glorious ascent into heaven began to realize that the train wasn't coming, other churches began to show up at American Family Radio. That's got to be depressing when other churches start rubbing it in.…
Added by Jamey on May 22, 2011 at 8:56am —
So, my partner and I are moving to Washington, DC. We've told our family. Everything was going really well.....until.....
A few night ago I was talking with my mother. Once again, I mentioned the move. She acted like she had not heard this before. The conversation on the phone went something like this:
Mom - So you are really going to move.
Me - Yes, we are.
Mom - You are making a big mistake. I don't know why you don't understand the cost of living… Continue
Added by Rejectthegods on April 2, 2011 at 9:00pm —
Ok, im an atheist, i'll admit it here, and around my mom and dad all the time...especially my dad, just to make him mad because hes a christian and likes to try and force me to believe and crap. He believes that no different race hould be together and that gays should all drop dead or whatever. So, the more i piss him off the better. Im not saying im an atheist because of that though, im an atheist because i just don't see proof of a man upstairs saying hey, do this or do that, plus we are… Continue
Added by Timothy Warner on March 13, 2011 at 8:04pm —
Hi, I’m Mark, I am 24 years old, I was born an Atheist like everyone else, but early on in childhood I was introduced to Christianity. I was never baptized or ‘saved’ as they so arrogantly state.
As far back as I can remember my Mother always went to church,…
Added by Mark Bundy on February 18, 2011 at 11:00am —
The move toward American Theocracy by the empowered evangelical 'elite' in the US has made it almost impossible for an atheist or difficult for a non-christian to be elected to office. Schools are having their curriculum undermined by creationist who wish to revise history, remove evolution from science, and prevent teaching sexual health and pregnancy prevention. Atheist fear reprisals for not being christian and are often discriminated against at work, socially, and most especially in… Continue
Added by Shannon on February 15, 2011 at 10:57pm —
I came out to my mother on Christmas. It wasn't planned that way, she simply sat next to me at dinner. I thought I'd be safe at the kid's table. But the number of kids has been slowly dwindling over recent years, as they grow up and move off to the eagerly awaited table of "grown-ups". I saw this opportunity to return to the safety of the kid's table and quickly set my can of Dr. Pepper to claim my spot.
I was more than a little surprised to see my mother sitting next to me when I returned… Continue
Added by Jessica Lenehan on January 11, 2011 at 5:56pm —
An imaginary interaction with my mother in which she poses the point "I'm at the end of my life when I must look forward to meeting my maker and going to heaven, and you want to take that away from me?". In my mind I feel her agony at the thought of it all being a lie. I know this pain because I've felt it myself. It's not all that dissimilar from the feeling I had when my father came clean about Santa Claus. It's a let down to know it was just a big scam.
In my mind I attempt to… Continue
Added by Jessica Lenehan on January 11, 2011 at 5:53pm —
It's cowardly I know, then again most people are cowards about most things. I will never come out as an Athiest. My two sons are scouts, my daughters best friend is a fundamentalist, and my boss is an Evangelical. Scouts have to believe in god as well as be heterosexual. My daughters friend would not be allowed to play with her if it was known that we are athiest. My boss would hound me mercilessly if he found out I didn't believe, first in an attempt to save me, and later in anger when I… Continue
Added by Shannon on December 12, 2010 at 7:37pm —
A couple of months ago I posted here that I had decided to come out to my family (specifically my parents) as an atheist in a very indirect way - by inviting them to Facebook. They never joined, which means it's on to plan B - the direct approach.
This urge to finally get this over with stemmed from my father lashing out at me this past week because of my political views on the health care reform bill, and berating me to some extent for being a "liberal". I think the time has come to… Continue
Added by deletedsoul on August 5, 2010 at 10:00pm —
I saw the film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0197633/
so I had to make a podcast about Those Wacky Mansons.
1 The Manson Family-Where are they now
Hollyridge Strings * Scarborough Fair
Mighty Sphincter * The New Manson Family
2 Hadie Begins her Story
Ken Aldin… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on August 4, 2010 at 10:16pm —
Eight years ago, after quite a bit of scientific study and no small amount of soul-searching, I left the Christian Faith and began life anew as an atheist. My mother is, and probably always will be, crushed that I left, and is terrified of the prospect that I am (in her mind) going to burn in torment forever. Continue
Occasionally she expresses this hurt and fear to me. It runs so…
Added by Scott Popejoy on July 18, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Some of you may remember that I received a Facebook message from a Christian friend of mine awhile back, wherein she took it upon herself to tell me how much God loves me and all that. I responded to her in kind, explaining as nicely as I could why I no longer believe. I never got a response from her after that. Continue
Tonight, I received a message from a cousin. She was raised Catholic and although I don't think she really practices anymore, she…
Added by Kristi Leitholt on March 7, 2010 at 12:37am —
I'm an atheist. Why do I have all these bibles? I need room on my bookshelf for THE GOD DELUSION.
My great-grandmother's bible is in Norwegian; I can't even read it. It's a small, worn hardback version with her signature on the first blank page; 'Mrs. Ed Hendrickson'. She was already with child when she came to the United States to marry him in the late 1800's. I imagine her great relief, signing that book, "Mrs.Ed Hendrickson" I keep this bible because it holds her signature and a… Continue
Added by Secular Sue on February 9, 2010 at 1:30am —
Even when I was growing up Christian I always thought, "It's just a day." Sure, it's a convenient time to schedule vacations since most people get the day off and the airlines are running specials. But otherwise, I could have a family get together any other random time of the year and enjoy it just as much.
Now that Christmas really has no meaning for this Atheist, why get the holiday blues?
Partly because this is also when so many other people are going on and on about… Continue
Added by Jo Jerome on December 19, 2009 at 7:48pm —
I have been very open about being an atheist on Facebook and Twitter. I'm rather open about it in real life too, except to my parents. My dad's family is fairly religious and my aunt, who has seen all of my posts on atheism, has taken it upon herself to bring me back to God.
For those who don't know, I was raised Christian and was very involved in the church, to the point of being a missionary in India for a short time. After returning from the mission, I began to question my faith… Continue
Added by Kristi Leitholt on December 5, 2009 at 12:22pm —
My son, Sam, received an award yesterday at an Academic Awards Breakfast in high school. Very proud! It's funny. When they are in kindergarten and see parents in the audience, their hands are waving as high as they can go. As the years go by, their waves go lower and lower till one day they are waving from down by their knees. lol teenagers! lol Still, these are the moments that make this wonderful life worth living.
Added by Ron Peacemaker on October 16, 2009 at 11:00am —
In between hacking homebrew D&D
variants together, tweaking the css for my profile page, and wishing I could afford Aion
, I was reminded of something I wanted to do a while ago. Well, months ago now. Maybe even the better part of a year. In fact, as I check it, apparently it's been more
than a year, which is slightly scary.
Anyway, it's been a long time since I wrote a song (mostly because it's just easier when you're a whiny, romantic religious… Continue
Added by Fox Lee on September 20, 2009 at 1:28am —