Care Bear =P~~~ wrote:
> Hello. My name is Cheyenne and I'm 15. I wanted to thank you so much for
> your website. I knew before what i believed in and what i thought was right
> and wrong and there was no one who could tell me differently but i still had
> questions and i wondered where i fit in. After i spent a while on your
> website it seemed as though most of my questions were answered.
You (and people like you) are why we do it. You're MORE than welcome!
> Being in a
> very relgious family (my father and grandmother are both sunday school
> teachers) it's sometimes hard to make up my own mind with relgion being
> forced upon me. Before reading your website i was terrified to tell my
> father that i do not believe in God and that i will not be attending church
> with him any more. I think i was affraid because i had reasons only they
> were more personal rather than based on factual information.
Keep in mind, as with politics, (the left and the right), beliefs have
similar polarities. Liberals do not think, they feel, and conservatives do not
feel, they think. Theists do not think, they feel, and atheists do not feel,
they think. Hard-core bible thumpers nor hard-core atheists are ideally the
way to be (neither extreme is good). A well rounded individual is willing to
go through the motions of religious tenets, while knowing it's all a lie. That
way, nobody gets hurt. I have a feeling, going against your parents wishes as
a minor will only result in both YOU and THEM getting hurt. :o(
My advice to _all_ minors is to at least pretend to believe what they
ram down your throat, until you reach the age of majority (18) whereupon you
_then_ tell them to get bent, and begin to express yourself as you see fit. :o)
> With the help
> of your website and my personal information i feel that i am ready to tell
> my father and be able to answer all his questions that will come along with
> his counter-argument. I just wanted to thank you again.
Please be sure to share your story here with us, it will eventually
make it up on the website, and may help others in your position.