I Am Not A Bad Person, My Parents Just Don't Understand

              Being an atheist, does not make me a bad person, it does not make me  unmoral...actually I think I turned out to be a pretty great person. I am not into drugs or alcohol, I am nice to everyone i meet, unless they give me a reason to be mean and i get straight A's in school. I behave better than most kids that i know my age. the fact that I don't believe in god is just my opinion/belief.. and it's my right to not believe in god

          My parents are well aware that i do not believe in god, but they think they can cure me by sending me to church more. we have never really been the family to go to church, we used to go when i was younger but i grew to resent it. I also went to Sunday school.. but now my parents want me to start going back to church and to make my confirmation....but making a confirmation means accepting the catholic faith, and accepting the catholic faith  would be going against my beliefs. I wish they could just accept me for who i am..I have never tried to push my atheism on to them. i just cant wait until I move out and i am my own person.

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NeverBeenKissed93 NeverBeenKissed93
22-25, F
9 Responses Feb 21, 2010

Ok to the poster above me.... How does that prove anything? You were a little kid who didn't like where he was and wanted to be back in the comfort of your mansion. So, naturally you got what you wanted and went home. All Time and Place my friend. Just seems you turned to religion out of fear and remorse for being a "Bad Boy". By the way, I bet that your dad being a "government official" was probably in a corrupted country in the middle of trying to cheat the average citizen of their money. I feel bad that you've wasted 10 years of your life, but you know, maybe you'll die hoping of things to never come.

A BRAND NEW LIFE GIVEN TO ME<br />
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I am about to share a true life experience that happened to me more than Ten Years ago. I was born into a family that could afford me luxury and comfort; I was privileged to attend one of the best schools in my country. Life for me was exciting and at its peak. I never really cared about religion because as far as I was concerned, it was for the ignorant and the misfits of the society. This all changed with an experience I had, it all happened in October 1999, when I was travelling from my home to another city , like I earlier said I came from a family that could provide me with luxury, so I travelled with my Father who was a top government official in his official car with his aide. We arrived at our destination in about Three hours. Upon arrival I felt a little uneasy and I had a prompting within me that I must return back from where I was coming from immediately. I told my father who naturally would have refused but surprisingly he obliged to my going back. The aide was told to take me back <br />
Two days after my arrival while waiting for my Father’s return I heard the most shocking news ever that my father was involved in a ghastly motor Accident which claimed lives. I found this hard to believe but it was true. I went to the hospital and saw him half dead. At this point I completely overwhelmed as I felt Gods love and mercy upon my soul, I then realized that if I had stayed I could have died in the Accident. I was crying because I wondered why God would show undeserved mercy to me who never gave him audience in my life. It was at this moment I saw the guilt of my sin: my fornication, telling lies, stealing, Fighting, using abusive words, anger, hatred, bitterness, malice, jealousy, greed and all my sinful indulgence etc. <br />
I know God hates these things because it is at variance with his word. I then asked him for forgiveness and Promised him that I would never do those things he Dislikes, If despite all my ills towards him he still showed love to me, I received His Son Jesus as my Lord and Personal savior, as the person that paid the price for my sin by coming in a human form more than 2,000 yrs ago to die for our sins so as to reconcile sinful man to a loving God. It’s now more than Ten years and God has Given me the Grace not to go back to my sins and evil acts, It’s a miracle that I can’t explain, that I can do without Fornication , engaging in sinful indulgences etc. I can now say that I am truly a child of God. I now know peace that I can’t explain, my life is filled with God’s love and Joy. I am so Grateful to God and His Son Jesus for the Brand new Life I have received. I believe that Jesus is Lord and that he has prepared a place of Glory for his people. I believe that when he comes to take his own I would be with him in Glory. I really Love God because he Sent his Son Jesus to Die for my Sins, I am Proud of Him. I owe my Life entirely to him. <br />
I also love you dear reader , and I pray that you would also experience what i experienced, but the choice is yours , why not give him a chance in your life, why not let him in, and you would experience this peace , love and joy that this world can’t give. First start by confessing your sins, Then accept Jesus as lord and Personal Savior, and promise him you won’t go back to your sinful ways, don’t worry if you are sincere He would give you the grace not to go back to sinful indulgence. All this is done by closing your eyes and saying a few prayers then you would experience what I am talking about. I love you because the love of God Flows from my heart to you. Thank you and God bless you.

I agree with you (: I don't believe in God, either, but my parents have just learned to accept it... and I'm glad. (:

haha thanks for all the comments. and yeah i might just go to my confirmaition and cross my fingers the whole time so what i say isn't true =P lol but i know my parents are all talk no game.. everytime they make a comment about my beliefs i just oll my eyes and pretend to agree with them, even when they know i dont

considering my first comment, I seem to recall a verse where paul says the bible was written to make you feel bad so that you would turn from your evil ways to god, but that it just makes you do what you don't really want to do.. I wonder why christians can't see that verse for what it's trying to say, that Christianity is a FREAKIN' CULT !!!

Why don't you just lie and say what they want you to say? or are your principles to rigid? I mean plato died because he was agnostic and stood by his guns...maybe as an atheist you would find it immoral to consistently lie, and I'm sure and psychologist would be able to prove the developmental issues raised in being a liar, but, you know, for peace and all....<br />
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Man I'm am totally a brainslave to Christiandom... It's like a ******* VIRUS!!!

Isn't it funny that when you don't have to feel guilty about thing you do wrong, that you tend to act better than people who believe in a vengeful God. Doesn't that mean then the the Bible itself is what causes people to be bad, because of the guilt-complex?<br />
Unfortunately, if you fight a thing, you make it stronger, and Christians are the last people you want to try to cross, because if you ban their bible, they fight start a revolution, even when that same bible tells them to pay taxes and turn the other cheek. I think it all boils down to people want to be right no matter what and if everyone can agree on something and be right about it, then what you have is mob rule, ie democracy.<br />
hurrah for evolution and it's intelligence enhancements that prove how stupid we really all are!<br />
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I'm totally gonna evolve to the next level, WHOSE WITH ME!!!!

well it could be worse...at least my parents aren't crazy religious, they just think i should believe in god..they have talked about going back to church but they never follow through with it so i'm fine with it.. crazy religious parents might just have given me an exorcism for not believing in god

Wow that sucks. I was lucky enough that my parents and I never talked about religion also I came to terms with my atheism when I became an adult. One thing I think you could do is tell them by making a confirmation that you are making a mockery out of their religion because you don't accept what they believe.