My mom does not respect my non-belief. She insists I go to church with her because all of a sudden her 'house rule' is that "As for me and my house we worship the Lord." To make matters worse the sermon from yesterday was focused on "Bringing children up in the worship" and that you should force you children to go to church. In fact, he said you should have them miss school before they miss church. I'm becoming increasing angry, frustrated and resentful of her. I never had anything against Christianity but I'm starting to hate it now.

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Comment by Johnny on December 28, 2009 at 2:38pm
personally i wouldn't hate church as much as many atheists would. i would bring a notepad and recording start writing down points of contention to use against the preacher if i was ever to debate him and debate him i would. nobody gets to have the luxury of not knowing that there is an atheist among him. always after the sermon i would raise my hand and ask questions about what he said with specific arguments against them.

why don't you try it? if not arguing, just ask lots and lots of questions and bring up "well what about this?" a lot.

I'm sure your mother would tear you out of church in a heartbeat. The approach is not for the faint of heart though.
Comment by Courtney King on December 28, 2009 at 1:30pm
@ Johnny Its called Lighthouse church and I'm 19. I can't afford student housing so I have to stay at home.
Comment by Johnny on December 28, 2009 at 1:24pm
what kind of church do you go to and how old are you? are you gonna be out soon?

when intelligent debate meets an unintelligent belief, the belief almost always wins... it's a sad truth.

"If you could reason with religious people there would be no religious people" -House

In cases like that all you can do is stick it out. I generally say that if you are too selfconscious to debate me and risk giving up your beliefs stay with your cult. I don't pull the punches anymore. My mom is upset about my atheism but she is a "new age" theist so she tries to tolerate it more even though she slips up every now and then.



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