Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Vancouver Island, Canada
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Well, I can definitely relate to what you did, but I couldn't do it quite so openly.
My mother is diehard Christian and Catholic. We were raised Catholic, twelve years of Catholic school, and it only took a couple years at university to make me realize I just didn't believe this stuff. A long evolution took place to get me where I am now, which is probably still on a path....but I digress.
My mother refuses to acknowledge in her heart that I am gone from her church. She thinks I'm in a "phase". She gets angry when I tell her I don't agree with her on abortion or discrimination against homosexuals, even though she *knows* how I feel about these issues, but it's like she refuses to HEAR me.
She keeps bringing up why DD isn't baptized. I told her we're not Xtian so why baptize? She actually says: "what if you're wrong: wouldn't it be better to be on the safe side?". All I could say was "I want no part of a religion whose god would send an innocent baby to burn in hell b/c her parents didn't baptize her".
Anyways, now my DH wants to convert to Judaism, and on the bright side at least it would give her a final answer to the baptism question. Not that I will get her baptized anyways but maybe this will get it through her head.
She has no respect for my feelings or beliefs. I understand it (she's honestly fearing for my eternal soul) but it drives me nuts and is at the point where I actively try not to bring the subject up.