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Hard to tell parents - April 22nd 2012, 07:06 AM

Okay so I still don't entirely know for sure, what religion I am but I do know what my beliefs on everything is, and well I find it REALLY hard to tell my parents, especially my aunt. You see my whole family is Christian, nothing more into it, and we really aren't too strict on it, I never went to church regularly, only on Easter sometimes, and I went to Sunday school a few times. But I still find it extremely hard to tell my aunt that I just don't believe the whole Jesus is our Saviour and God created the world stuff. I believe in evolution and science, yeah I believe in miracles and stuff, but not a deity really. I've been able to explain everything else to them, like how I believe out lives our like a tree, and we are only a single portion of a whole soul following a single branch out of many. When we have very life changing experiences, we split into different realities of what if's and we are only living one reality, and we are only part of a whole. If that even makes sense.

TL;DR: Why is it so hard for me to tell my loosely Christian parents that I do not believe in a God or a deity at all?

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Re: Hard to tell parents - April 22nd 2012, 09:36 AM

I'm not sure how necessary it is to tell them. I mean, I guess if it comes up at dinner, it'd be something to bring up. But unless they are forcing you to go to church, there isn't anything wrong with having your own beliefs separate.

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Re: Hard to tell parents - April 22nd 2012, 11:15 AM

Like Traci said, there is no need to tell them as long as they are forcing you to do something that you don't want to. But if you still feel like you have to tell them, then well, a letter or an e-mail is the way to go Or you can bring it up at a family dinner or sometime when everyone is sitting together. Start the conversation with, "I have to tell you guys something. It has been bugging me for sometime and I want you all to know....."

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Re: Hard to tell parents - April 23rd 2012, 12:55 AM

If you want to tell your parents, great. But there is no rule that says you have to. You're growing into your own and you are figuring out what you want to believe. That's YOUR business. It's not your parents' unless you want it to be.

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