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Old 04-15-2014, 12:03 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Easter....... For those unfamiliar , the short version is I am an open un apologizing Atheist in a VERY religious family... I do not bend in my "non belief , not even for funerals to bow my head at prayer and it KILLS certain members.. So I recive these any kind of religious holiday.. They're great fire starters wrapped in dryer lint!!!
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:06 PM
 
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I remember!

Good grief. So, if you move, I take it you will not be sending them a forwarding address?
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:14 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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So I told my stepmother i was perhaps going to send her a thank you card simply saying I'm glad shes thinking of us and thank you for the card but I feel like perhaps she doesn't need to write all that (put in a nice way) as we are non believing (a reminder to her)

I was told
" She's allowed to send those cards cause she's religious and means well, you're Atheist you don't mean well you just want to prove a point"

So I'll be ordering some Atheist Christmas cards this year.... talk about a double standard! So I should be okay being preached to cause its all in good will.... Yea right!!!
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I remember!

Good grief. So, if you move, I take it you will not be sending them a forwarding address?
All my mail will be forwarded to Hell, CA.. I heard the weather is nice and warm year round.
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Wow...


I'm also openly atheist in a sort-of-religious family. They don't give me too much grief, and I don't mind showing up for Easter dinner because my family can cook VERY well.
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:05 PM
 
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I'm better versed in the bible than any of my family. The devout don't debate with me.
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:13 PM
 
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"Why do you wait, dear brother? Oh why do you tarry so long?" OMG, I would have snorted coffee up my nose reading that.
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:59 PM
 
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So I told my stepmother i was perhaps going to send her a thank you card simply saying I'm glad shes thinking of us and thank you for the card but I feel like perhaps she doesn't need to write all that (put in a nice way) as we are non believing (a reminder to her)

I was told
" She's allowed to send those cards cause she's religious and means well, you're Atheist you don't mean well you just want to prove a point"

So I'll be ordering some Atheist Christmas cards this year.... talk about a double standard! So I should be okay being preached to cause its all in good will.... Yea right!!!

This one should work.
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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See, now this is why we need some Atheist Holidays. Presently we enjoy no designated day for honoring non believers while the religious have a several. Consequently all of the opportunities to bombard the other side with "good will" propaganda belong to the deists.

We should lobby Congress until we get our holiday. I'm open for ideas as to what that day should be. February 12th is Darwin's birthday, but then that is also Lincoln's birthday. July 21st, the day the Scopes Monkey trial was decided? November 9th, Carl Sagan's birthday?

Once the holiday is in place, then Sweetbottoms can send Margaret, Kay and Jake a card with quotes about religion by from famous atheists. Perhaps if a present is in order, the latest book by Richard Dawkins or Bart Ehrman.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:22 PM
 
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Well at least this time they didn't draw a diagram.
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