Polar Opposite Parents

Mother:
-Nearly became a nun
-White
-Grew up in a conservative environment
-Artist

Father:
-Grew up Athiest
-Japanese
-Grew up in a liberal environment
-Doctor

My parents always presented both sides of the story to me.
One argued how God exists. The other argued how God does not exist.
One emphasized science/math. The other emphasized expression of emotion. Etc...
Since I was always presented both views on a topic, my own opinions/beliefs tend to shy away from absolutism and favor a very open view. I have always been this way, and have always found religion too close-minded.

"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd."--Voltaire
Sleepwalker Sleepwalker
18-21, M
2 Responses Nov 6, 2006

For the record I agree with you. But if the major world religons were somehow discredited with evidence that some argue is already in the authorities hands, could you imagine the chaos it would cause? Many people would not only lose their faith but thier identity, community and ideals. Not to mention the unplesentness of what would be done by the masses without their yearning for salvation. Like it or not, religion is a necessity.

Do you think your dad's tombstone might read, " All dressed up and no place to go."?