I have this friend who I love dearly. And she's pretty Christian. We have a lot in common otherwise - we're both moms through adoption to three year old train enthusiasts (hers is a boy, mine is a girl). We're both liberal Democrats, pro-choice feminists, supportive of the LGBT community, mouthy and smart.
But she's a serious Christian. Not a fundie like my brother and his wife, but she belongs to an Evangelical church and she is serious about it. We rarely talk about…Continue
My brother and I were raised by a single mother. We were raised in Christian Science, with a minor in Judaism but we were also taught to question, think freely and to keep our minds open. My mother, having been raised in what people commonly think of as a cult, was insistent on being kind and tolerant of other people's beliefs. She accepts my atheism fully and is incredibly supportive of my husband and I.
My brother married a fundie.
My sister-in-law is a…Continue
I found a really cool play-place the other day through a friend. She's a lapsed Catholic, but not interested in organized religion, and the first thing she told me was "This place is run by a church, but they won't proselytize." I cringed, but we're so damned bored with the regular places and it was so cold, so I decided we'd bite the bullet.
I joked with a non-theist friend that if she heard about a mom with a child being struck by lightning, she should go ahead and…Continue