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17-01-2014, 09:40 PM
RE: Conflict With Catholic Parents
I have to agree with Minimalist, maybe not as harsh, but yes, I see his parents as manipulative blackmailers who reneged on what they promised, just because he won't drink the Kool-Aid. They tell their kid his whole life if he does well in school and is a good person they will help him by paying his tuition, then they use said tuition to force him to do what they want the second he isn't a clone of them? It's bullshit, and his parents should take a long hard look in the mirror. He doesn't expect it from them, hotnostril, he's asking them to live up to their end of the deal. I'm sure nowhere in that family history did they say, "We'll take care of you if you believe in Jesus."

Because their son doesn't believe in some sky bully they are going to alter his future? Pathetic.

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18-01-2014, 01:17 PM
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(16-01-2014 10:20 PM)HorreurSympathique Wrote:  Tonight my mother came into my room and informed me that if I were to become a member of this atheistic religion, I would be handing my soul over to Satan and my father and her would therefore take my car away from me, give me absolutely no money whatsoever, and not support me in any way as an incentive to go back to their faith.
I am not sure how to deal with this.

This one feels like a no-brainer to Girly. If it comes down to being intellectually honest vs. paying the rent, paying the rent wins every time. Pragmatism rules. I'd pretend to be a Catholic or whatever else you want me to be if you're gonna pay my rent and tuition. I know I'm just pretending and that's really all that matters. Tongue

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18-01-2014, 02:43 PM
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(16-01-2014 10:20 PM)HorreurSympathique Wrote:  I am only eighteen and as a senior in high school, I am getting ready to move out of my parents' house and move to Seattle with my girlfriend to attend a university.


Tonight my mother came into my room and informed me that if I were to become a member of this atheistic religion, I would be handing my soul over to Satan and my father and her would therefore take my car away from me, give me absolutely no money whatsoever, and not support me in any way as an incentive to go back to their faith.
Two approaches.
1. Independence - You are 18. Get a job, earn money, save it and put towards uni fund. Work nights and week-end. Research what is needed to gain government support.
2. Remain dependent, obey your parents. Most atheists don't belong to an atheist religion.
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18-01-2014, 03:24 PM
RE: Conflict With Catholic Parents
(17-01-2014 12:30 AM)HorreurSympathique Wrote:  I appreciate all the support. Thank you all so much.

Would you mind explaining what you mean by 'atheistic religion'? Consider

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