Hey, it’s me again, and this time with some good news. I finaly “came out”, so to speak, and told my parents that I’m an atheist. They took it about as expected. My Dad seemed to be fairly indifferent (I’m pretty sure that he is an agnostic anyway) but my Mom took it kind of hard. I had to spend at least a half an hour convincing her that while she may have failed at raising a christian, she still did an excellent job of raising a good son. In short, they still call me a lot, and neither of them has attempted to disown me, so that’s good. On the other hand, we really didn’t get much of a chance to sit down and discuss my viewpoints or reasoning. That is something I would like to do eventually, but I figure giving it some time might not hurt.
No question or anything for this post, but I thought you might like to know that everything worked out more or less for the best.
I’ll write back at a later date if I come across any interestion arguments or questions.
Very glad to hear that you were able to “come out” to your parents! I hope you are spending a little extra time with them to reinforce your message that everything is fine. I think you’re right to wait a while before getting into the deep philosophical stuff — there’s no hurry.