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Colorado303 June 4th, 2014 6:24pm

Would you be mad and/or disappointed with your kids if they told you they were an Atheist? Or were you if they did?

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pnadz116 Indiana, Pa
06/05/14 6:27 pm

Considering there is no empirical evidence to prove god does or doesn't exist, what they believe is meaningless and unimportant. As long as they are a good person with a well foundation of morals. That's all someone could ask for

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ThinkAboutIt Staten Island, NY
06/05/14 1:19 pm

It is the equivalent to being mad or even disappointed if your child chooses to be gay/bisexual/straight. We shouldn't have control over it if they are grown teens. We are not supremest dictators, people!

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rlc63 North Carolina
06/05/14 11:33 am

Yes. I raised my kids catholic and the oldest has left the religion. It saddens me. I respect her choice but I would definitely prefer she come back to church. I don't think she believes in God anymore. It's heartbreaking.

rlc63 North Carolina
06/06/14 9:09 pm

Convert her? Once a catholic, always a catholic, but I do invited her to join me at church and pray that she will return one day.

Colorado303 Future Seattle Resident
06/06/14 9:34 pm

Not really. I was raised catholic and now I'm not

dovirstrgn Austin
06/05/14 9:39 am

I'd be disappointed if they weren't. That said, everybody has to come to their own conclusions. I've believed a lot of stupid nonsense in my life. It's a constant winnowing process.

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waterstar
06/05/14 4:11 am

I find such comfort in what I believe. I would only be concerned with their comfort.

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jackietheman Just Stop...
06/04/14 8:25 pm

No, but I would first try an talk to him with my rabbi about how He/She may be wrong.

nicolebliss31
06/04/14 7:14 pm

Don't bother me if they were

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Marzyq South of North Dakota
06/04/14 5:34 pm

My daughter and her husband are atheists. It doesn't bother me in the slightest. To each their own.

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Maynard Londor
06/04/14 6:09 pm

I literally was going to comment with "To each their own" haha.

MaxineL New Jersey
06/04/14 3:47 pm

My son is an atheist. My daughter and I are agnostics.

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DeusOrbus Stay Positive
06/04/14 3:12 pm

I'd kick them out of the house, and then start shooting around them as they run naked into the forest.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/04/14 2:23 pm

I'd be glad they thought for themselves and came to the conclusion which best fit. That specific conclusion is one I share, but I wouldn't force them away from other things if they had concluded differently.

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Statek Im from the Internet
06/04/14 2:12 pm

I'd be happy with them

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tokala
06/04/14 12:22 pm

I would not because I've been through a similar experience with my father, when I told him that I'm Pagan. My dad kept telling me that everything that was wrong with is is because I was not Christian. He's still not happy but he has backed off.

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Spartacus AUSTIN
06/04/14 12:22 pm

No. I'd be proud of them for having the guts to use reason and dismiss the fear.

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Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
06/04/14 12:21 pm

wouldn't change a thing

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MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
06/04/14 11:58 am

How about if they told you they believe in Jesus Christ and started attending church every Sunday?

Atheist A sheep amidst wolves
06/04/14 12:04 pm

I would ask him or her how that religion was chosen out of the many different religions. To make sure that the same logic used to decide which religions not to follow was applied to the religion he or she chose to follow.

skinner Jersey City
06/04/14 11:50 am

I may be disappointed but it wouldn't drastically change our relationship

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Kay41 the Midwest
06/04/14 11:41 am

I would be disappointed and hope that they would believe again in time. But, I would never let it change our relationship.

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citethesource Socialist and Atheist
06/04/14 11:39 am

Anything non-fundamentalist is fine with me. I would be disappointed if they went down the fundamentalist path.

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MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
06/04/14 11:26 am

A bit disappointed perhaps, but I would still love them and accept them regardless.

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Reagan84 Lakewood,Colorado
06/04/14 11:37 am

I'm with him in this one