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Family of Fundies

Postby Cherry Blossom » Sat May 04, 2013 1:00 pm

As I've said before, my entire family is religious in some way. Mainly Christian. They know I'm not (or if they do, they try not to think about it), and for the most part don't force me to go to church or read the bible, like they used to.
But when I'm faced with crazy beliefs, or told to explain mine, I don't know what to do. How do I live with my family like this? It's easier to sit there in silence, coming up with rebuttals and explanations in my head, but the minute I open my mouth they think I'm attacking them. I can't change their way of thinking. I can only present them with evidence.
Any advice?
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Re: Family of Fundies

Postby kennyc » Sat May 04, 2013 1:03 pm

It's difficult if you are the only one. My support and sympathies to you. I think the thing is you can't really rebut or argue with them, but you can simply and straight-forwardly state your disbelief because of lack of evidence etc.

Tough situation.
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Re: Family of Fundies

Postby Monster » Sat May 04, 2013 1:12 pm

Well, if you want to stay on good terms with your family, don't bring up the subject, and don't argue with them if they bring it up.
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Re: Family of Fundies

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat May 04, 2013 2:29 pm

My relatives are bible-thumping Baptists. One {!#%@} hair short of WBC Baptists.
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Re: Family of Fundies

Postby kennyc » Sat May 04, 2013 2:34 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:My relatives are bible-thumping Baptists. One {!#%@} hair short of WBC Baptists.



Aiiieeee! Aiiiieeee! Run away! Run away!

Shoot to kill! Watch out for the rabbit! :lol:
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Re: Family of Fundies

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat May 04, 2013 4:05 pm

kennyc wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:My relatives are bible-thumping Baptists. One {!#%@} hair short of WBC Baptists.



Aiiieeee! Aiiiieeee! Run away! Run away!

Shoot to kill! Watch or for the rabbit! :lol:

Luckily they're bunkered down away from here. 38°31'34.77" N 90°48'47.17" W
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Re: Family of Fundies

Postby Cherry Blossom » Sat May 04, 2013 8:07 pm

Well I guess I shouldn't say I'm the only one in my family. My cousin is an atheist (I think) and my brother is agnostic. But they're so far away :(
Also, the majority of my friends are either skeptic/atheists or pagan. And honestly, I'd rather have a pagan friend than a Christian one. At least pagans don't shove their religion down my throat.
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Re: Family of Fundies

Postby Gord » Sun May 05, 2013 2:18 am

I've had pagans godbother at me before. "How can you not believe in [whatever I believe]!" It's mostly laughable, though.
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Re: Family of Fundies

Postby scrmbldggs » Sun May 05, 2013 2:22 am

I have some pagan friends and been around their activities occasionally. They're mostly fun. And strictly against proselytizing. Somehow I fail to see it as a religion, though. I liken it more to a Star Trek convention.
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