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04-08-2014, 09:19 PM
RE: Need idea's for a response email
What's with all the courtesy? Uncle's obviously itching for a fight. Tell him to bring it. Here's how I would handle it:

Dear Uncle,

Yes, I am an atheist. I'm sorry if this disappoints you, but I find it impossible to believe in God, particularly the God of the Bible, but really any God. Since I doubt you are distressed at my rejection of Zeus, Allah and Thor, let me be clear that I reject all gods.

I do not have a holy book that calls believers "fools" or likens them to dogs that eat their own puke. You revere a book that says precisely those things about me. I want you to know that I will not hold that book's contents against you, but I will absolutely denounce that book and defend myself against its ignorant character assassinations at every given opportunity. Please don't take it personally when I share what I believe about the Bible. I assure you, what the Bible says about me is far worse than anything I could ever say about it.


And, if you're feeling bold, add: bring it on, bitch.

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08-08-2014, 08:03 PM
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Is it really any of his business? No. Put his email in the block sender's file.
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08-08-2014, 08:15 PM
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Any news?

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08-08-2014, 09:14 PM
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Dear Uncle,

No. I am I satanist now. I eat babies.

Your Nephew

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08-08-2014, 09:16 PM
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No, no...atheists eat babies. Satanists sacrifice cats under the full moon. You are mixing up your godless heathens. Wink

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11-08-2014, 10:23 AM
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Bows and arrows already said almost the exact response that I would have recommended. So I'll just say, enjoy your time at UW! I didn't go there, but many of my friends did. I was actually planning on double majoring in math and CS at one point though...but then decided it wasn't worth the trouble since I don't know what a math major can help you out with in most jobs. Instead I just did CS and minored in math Big Grin.

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11-08-2014, 10:29 AM
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Any update? What did you do?


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11-08-2014, 07:12 PM
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Dear Uncle,

Yes, I'm an atheist. Are you interested too, in how to break free from religion? We can discuss at your earliest convenience.

Not serious.

I like the brief reply in the beginning, and then just say, we can discuss it more when we see one another in person, whenever that may be.

Good luck to you with whatever choice you make. Smile

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