Our server costs ~$56 per month to run. Please consider donating or becoming a Patron to help keep the site running. Help us gain new members by following us on Twitter and liking our page on Facebook!
Current time: June 26, 2022, 7:42 am

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Why does my family want me to be christian so much?
#1
Why does my family want me to be christian so much?
They don't believe in Hell and know that atheists can be moral. If someone becomes atheist and is unhappy, they have the right to return to religion at any time, so why do they insist so much un religion?
I geniuenly want to understand them, but can't.
"By simple common sense I don't believe in God, in none"

Charlie Chaplin
Reply
#2
RE: Why does my family want me to be christian so much?
Misery loves company.
Dying to live, living to die.
Reply
#3
RE: Why does my family want me to be christian so much?
Criminals rape and kill. It's not like I will try to understand their unique worldview. Life's too short for that kind of shit and same goes for religion.
[Image: keep-calm-and-praise-the-sun.jpg]
Reply
#4
RE: Why does my family want me to be christian so much?
It's got something to do with distorted thinking and fear of losing control of their child.
Reply
#5
RE: Why does my family want me to be christian so much?
They get a kickback from your church if they save you from yourself.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reply
#6
RE: Why does my family want me to be christian so much?
(March 25, 2018 at 4:45 am)Die Atheistin Wrote: They don't believe in Hell and know that atheists can be moral.

They may say that because they know that it is logically true, but do they really believe it?

Remember, they will have been brought up with their own conditioning that lurks at the back of the mind.
Reply
#7
RE: Why does my family want me to be christian so much?
I don't know. My family is sort of the same way, very liberal in their religious beliefs, doesn't believe in hell but obviously uncomfortable with my atheism.
[Image: dcep7c.jpg]
Reply
#8
RE: Why does my family want me to be christian so much?
Ultimately I think people not sharing their beliefs makes them uncomfortable.
Feel free to send me a private message.
Please visit my website here! It's got lots of information about atheism/theism and support for new atheists.

Index of useful threads and discussions
Index of my best videos
Quickstart guide to the forum
Reply
#9
RE: Why does my family want me to be christian so much?
Do they think it will cure you of something? 

My parents were so brainwashed that they just didn't know any better or different.
I don't have an anger problem, I have an idiot problem




Reply
#10
RE: Why does my family want me to be christian so much?
(March 25, 2018 at 7:13 am)mh.brewer Wrote: Do they think it will cure you of something? 

My parents were so brainwashed that they just didn't know any better or different.

Cure me of something? Like what? You know, I'm not sure why, since my parents themselves are actually converts. My mother's family is jewish and she is a non denominational Christian. My father has eastern religious beliefs that are a little complicated to explain briefly but he is a monotheist, and I'd actually say he's a pretty religious person, although doesn't believe in hell. He came from a secular background and started believing in god after taking LSD (no joke!) Converts are often the most ardent believers.

I'm not really sure their motivation for pushing their beliefs on me from time to time, other than that they are true believers and think it to be true. With my mother, I just promote atheism if she gets too pushy.
[Image: dcep7c.jpg]
Reply



Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  How much influence does he have? Ten 32 1387 September 13, 2021 at 11:24 am
Last Post: The Grand Nudger
  Why does god put the needs of the few above the need of the many? Greatest I am 69 2709 February 19, 2021 at 10:30 am
Last Post: Fake Messiah
  didnt want to necropost: what completing the law means. Drich 18 809 May 12, 2020 at 10:51 am
Last Post: Helios
  How can a Christian reject part of the Bible and still call themselves a Christian? KUSA 371 73824 May 3, 2020 at 1:04 am
Last Post: Paleophyte
  Christian family fined after arguing taxes 'against God's will' zebo-the-fat 19 1245 July 23, 2019 at 1:26 pm
Last Post: The Valkyrie
  [Serious] What would you want in a church tackattack 44 1979 March 11, 2019 at 10:10 am
Last Post: chimp3
  How much of my personal experience should I tell the world? Der/die AtheistIn 10 801 January 18, 2019 at 8:08 am
Last Post: Der/die AtheistIn
  Theists - I want to know what you think LadyForCamus 77 7518 May 14, 2018 at 4:09 pm
Last Post: Edwardo Piet
  Christians: Why does the answer have to be god? IanHulett 67 12446 April 5, 2018 at 3:33 pm
Last Post: The Grand Nudger
  Disappointing my family Der/die AtheistIn 9 955 December 23, 2017 at 9:59 am
Last Post: Aoi Magi



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)