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31-07-2013, 03:49 PM (This post was last modified: 31-07-2013 03:55 PM by ashleypersuasion.)
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Last year when I became "out" with my Atheism I heard a lot of the same things from family and friends about it.

My mom said to me "You are going though a phase" Dodgy

A friend told me "No offense but has something bad happen in your life that you haven't told me about? is that why you don't have faith?" Dodgy

My dad said to me "Well it's better to believe in something, its dangerous to not have faith" Dodgy

I have tired numerous times to explain that I am not angry, or angry at their "God" because for one I don't even believe in him. I am not angry at the world either. I am not in some transitional phase about my faith. I simply expanded my knowledge about religions, the Bible, the Koran, Allah, God, Jesus, whatever. I soaked up lots of wonderful scientific facts of the universe and stars. Evolution. I've asked, questioned, I've read books. So on and so on and with that I then came to a conclusion for myself that religion doesn't fit. God doesn't fit. It doesn't fit. I am not the kind of person that can just take something with so many holes, inconsistencies, and illogical things and say I have faith in it. Thats just me. Rolleyes


What are somethings people in your life say you about you being an Atheist?

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31-07-2013, 03:59 PM
RE: Things People Say
Most common response to my atheism, "I'll pray for you".

Always a fun one.
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31-07-2013, 04:00 PM (This post was last modified: 31-07-2013 04:03 PM by Momsurroundedbyboys.)
RE: Things People Say
Those things -- which is why I don't talk much about my childhood. I don't want people to think I became an atheist simply because I hate or I'm angry with god or going through a phase...or being rebellious.

I know it's probably costed me some friendships, family members have completely forgotten I exist.

I think most people come to the atheist conclusion on their own. Now that might be changing...with more people being open about their atheism and raising children.

I still believe atheism is a journey. It just depends on how much you're wiling to over-look


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31-07-2013, 04:00 PM
RE: Things People Say
(31-07-2013 03:59 PM)Regular_Joe Wrote:  Most common response to my atheism, "I'll pray for you".

Always a fun one.

no one has said that one to me but they probably say it behind my back haha

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31-07-2013, 05:26 PM
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Depending on how republican and crazy christian the area you're living in seems, I've been accused of liking Satan and such. Even being suicidal, and both of those aren't even relatively associated to Atheism.

Bitches be cray.

I think the most popular sayings are of prayers and phases.

Oh well. Tongue
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31-07-2013, 05:32 PM
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(31-07-2013 05:26 PM)Ferdinand Wrote:  Depending on how republican and crazy christian the area you're living in seems, I've been accused of liking Satan and such. Even being suicidal, and both of those aren't even relatively associated to Atheism.

Bitches be cray.

I think the most popular sayings are of prayers and phases.

Oh well. Tongue

lol Laughat

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31-07-2013, 06:14 PM
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No one's really said much to me. A coworker was curious about my view of what happens after death, but not in a judgmental way. Mostly I just get, "oh," and we move on. Sometimes I'd like it if people wanted to know a teensy bit more.

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31-07-2013, 06:49 PM
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I get the "oh" and avoidance of the topic.

One friend said: "Oh, well, there are a lot of people like that".

Another: "Well, you are a good person."

Neither touched on the topic again.

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31-07-2013, 07:16 PM
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(31-07-2013 06:49 PM)Dom Wrote:  I get the "oh" and avoidance of the topic.

One friend said: "Oh, well, there are a lot of people like that".

Another: "Well, you are a good person."

Neither touched on the topic again.

lmao at " well you are a good person"

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01-08-2013, 06:20 AM
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I have a friend who's also a non-believer that says "Bless you" after a sneeze. I asked him why he says it, and his response was that it's polite. I asked him what was polite about it, and just laughed.

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