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    Poo Bear posted an update 2 years, 8 months ago

    How do I open up to my family(very religious people) about being non-religious without pissing them off?

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    • That’s almost impossible. Religion is a very sensitive topic. I think you just have to try taking baby steps. Start with simple stuff tell them about your point of view on it. And by time they will get used to you.
      But in either ways -if you did whatever you want or took baby steps – they will be pissed off. Be careful. And live life the way you feel comfortable with.

    • I would talk to them calmly and openly @jasmyn, always be comfortable and proud of who you are, let your family know how you feel, get your thoughts and opinions out, don’t be afraid to express yourself or your views, everything will be OK, stay positive and keep going, you can do it, inbox me anytime if you want to chat or vent, stay strong, you are never alone :) (hugs)

    • That depends on if they are open minded or not. Being a very religious person do not equal to being unrespectful to other people religions and morals. Assuming they won’t understand that you think differently from them, don’t rush things and try to prepare them for what’s coming. Telling them all of a sudden might be a shock for them, and they will be more closed and reluctant about the subject. It’s a long process, although it’s a way to do it without getting you into a tense ambient with your family.
      Everybody should accept others religions, morals, values, culture, etc. (as long as they don’t harm any living being and do evil), but not everybody does, so we have to find alternative ways to live in peace. I hope you can work things out @jasmyn <3

    • My family is also very religious while i identify myself as an atheist. I always try to avoid talking about religion with them, because they may not understand that each person as diferente values and ideas of what may lay behond this world. If i were you i’d try to understand if, in sipte of being very religious, they could understand and respect your beliefs. If you don’t think they would be able to do it, i would try to tell them in the kindest, calmest and most respectful way you could find, always saying that’s a choice of yours to make and that you still respect and praise their beliefs. Everyone has the right to choose their religion and what they believe in, so don’t feel discouraged to stand for it. Hugs*