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27-12-2013, 08:50 PM (This post was last modified: 28-12-2013 10:41 AM by Anjele.)
Catholic aunt changes her views
My aunt (who is around 70) signed up on Facebook and sent me a friend request. I hesitated because of the atheist posts I make there as well as some other things. She is a lifelong Catholic and was a big support to me when I went through my first couple years dealing with breast cancer. The last thing I wanted to do was hurt or upset her.

So, I asked my cousin (her daughter) what her mom would think of my atheism and explained that I didn't want to cause her mother any upset. This cousin is lesbian and is married to her wife. Family ceremony and all was had with two brides and my aunt and uncle in attendance.

My cousin's response to my question was that she thought the whole lesbian daughter thing caused her mother to cast aside all religious judgments. How freaking cool is that? My aunt loved her daughter more than her religious doctrine. Gives me hope that more people will learn to accept people for who they are. Smile

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27-12-2013, 08:51 PM
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VERY cool.

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28-12-2013, 09:17 AM
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My mom is kinda the same way. Once her son was gay, she took a Long hard look at the reasons for rejecting him before she did so. What she discovered was that we reasons for rejecting him were dumb! So she didn't!

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28-12-2013, 10:39 AM
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Rock on aunt Anjele!! My mom would never change.

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28-12-2013, 10:42 AM
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That's great! Happy for you! *hugs*

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28-12-2013, 12:12 PM
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It's easy to hate strangers, much harder to hate people we know. Every time an atheist comes out to friends and family, it (hopefully) chips away at the foundation of hatred for our group (? I don't do groups well so I use this term loosely).

Glad to hear that even 70 year old hearts can change.
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28-12-2013, 12:25 PM
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Good for her!

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28-12-2013, 12:27 PM
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(27-12-2013 08:50 PM)Anjele Wrote:  My aunt (who is around 70) signed up on Facebook and sent me a friend request. I hesitated because of the atheist posts I make there as well as some other things. She is a lifelong Catholic and was a big support to me when I went through my first couple years dealing with breast cancer. The last thing I wanted to do was hurt or upset her.

So, I asked my cousin (her daughter) what her mom would think of my atheism and explained that I didn't want to cause her mother any upset. This cousin is lesbian and is married to her wife. Family ceremony and all was had with two brides and my aunt and uncle in attendance.

My cousin's response to my question was that she thought the whole lesbian daughter thing caused her mother to cast aside all religious judgments. How freaking cool is that? My aunt loved her daughter more than her religious doctrine. Gives me hope that more people will learn to accept people for who they are. Smile


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Why do people look OUTside of people for faith? Faith in one another is tangible, helpful and can make life sweet. No deity required for that.

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