Don't tell Mom, the Christ is Dead!
I'm sure all of you who were raised in a christian family have faced this dilemma. My mother is not what I would consider a fanatical christian. Even though I see doubt in her eyes, I don't think she would ever openly deny her faith, for fear of going to hell or having to admit she has been duped her entire life. I used to just keep quiet around her about my atheist beliefs but not anymore. Now, every once in a while, she gets up the effort to try and change my mind with some short stupid bible "fact"-lol, but I easily shoot down any arguments she has. Even though christianity is supposed to be about forgiveness, ironically she lives in a state of guilt for her "sins". So, being that she is my mother and I can't help but to feel sorry for her, I feel the need to try and help her break free from this rediculous and poisonous religion. But at the same time I think "hey, if that's what keeps her going, let her go on with her stupid beliefs". So, I put it to you my fellow men of reason- do I just bite my tongue and let religion claim my own mother as another one of it's victims, or do I shake her by the shoulders and say "Why are you so dumb? Why are you so dumb?"
"...but truth is a point of view, and so it is changeable. And to rule by fettering the mind through fear of punishment in another world is just as base as to use force." -Hypatia