Question 11

QUESTION: As a former Christian, I think you can well understand the difficulties in reconciling the idea [delusion] that a loved-one is “doomed to hell” — it is because of this, I’ve continued to lead my aunts/uncles and cousins to think that I’m still Christian for over a decade. I still have difficulty with this because it’s intellectually dishonest for me, but as one who used to be part of the “dark side”, and you know as well as I do that this allows me to avoid a lot of unnecessary pain and hassle on both sides.

What do you think of this policy? -rob

ANSWER: I well know how saddening it is for a Christian to feel that their loved one is going to hell. It certainly varies from family to family, but if your family is anything like mine, it would cause too much pain for it to be worth the clearing of your conscience. –deletedsoul

2 Responses to “Question 11”

  1. Michael says:

    I know a few of my family members know that I deny the existence of god but I think the hardest one to “let know” (I wrote it like that because I never really “told” her per se, it just came out somehow) about it was my Mom. She really believes, although I think she sometimes harbors a few doubts that I inadvertently placed there. My problem is when she asks me a question, I always feel the need to answer the question truthfully. I rarely lie (notice I didn’t say never :) and sometimes I come across as brutally honest as a result.

    I have some family members who are the bible thumping fire and brimstone type that haven’t asked me to go to church with them in a very long time. I often wonder if it is because we don’t really talk often or if they suspect my deep dark secret. I wonder what the result would be if my most religious aunt were to try to talk to me about it, in her mind doing god’s holy work. That would be fun.

  2. Good post over again. I am looking forward for more updates:)

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