Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I wish this video was longer:

I'm pretty sure this is how my father would have reacted (and still would react even though I'm at least 10 years older than this kid) if I told him I'm an atheist. Hence, I just don't tell him. It's odd...the kid obviously lied to her & the bishop & whoever else because he wanted to keep it happy, and he probably knew this would be her reaction. And would this mother rather her child keep up the lie than express how he really feels? It's something I still struggle with; do I lie to fit in? Or do I make my beliefs obvious and piss people off?

Granted, the kid may just be rebelling... kids at that age do that... but yelling and threatening church is obviously not the answer (and not the Christian response either.... she needs to re-read her WWJD bracelet and think about what that means).

The part about threatening to take away Chirstmas presents is also hilarious.... ya know, cuz Christmas (with the Santa and the shopping and the electricity-hogging lights everywhere) is all about Jesus.


Blogger The Alpha said...

Wow...this was both sad and funny at the same time. The sad part was that she reacted so negatively to her son's belief rather than accepting him for who he was. The funny part was that because he lacked a belief in God she threatened to take commercialism out of his life. Someone needs to read their WWJD bracelet.

3:10 PM  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Sung to "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"

You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Jebus is coming to town
He's making a list
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice
Santa Jebus is coming to town
He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!
O! You better watch out!
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Jebus is coming to town.

(Santa Claus on the otherhand, DOES give out new bicycles.)

11:29 PM  
Anonymous Samanthamj said...

Great post. Unfortunately, I could relate. I faked my christianity and went to church with my mother for years due to the way she reacted to my oldest brother and my father proclaiming their atheism (and not going to church).

Eventually, when I was around 17 years old, I fessed up... well.. ok... she read my diary...

Sometimes, even now... I feel like it's easier to let her think I am still "saved" but just won't go to church. LOL

I have a whole blog on this.. called "my mother is a religious nut, and my father was an atheist" at www.savemenot.wordpress.com.

Keep writing! =)

1:00 AM  

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