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FML - The follow-up

Today, after our grandmother's memorial service, my 9-year-old sister took it upon herself to solemnly inform the priest in front of everyone in attendance that, "You lied. Jesus isn't here." FML

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My immediate family isn't religious, but my grandparents were. My sister was not harshly reprimanded or anything of the sort as she has not been exposed to religion and doesn't understand it at this point in her life. Thank you for all of your kind comments; I wasn't close with my grandmother but it's still a heartbreaking event.
By bri_sci94 - / Tuesday 23 July 2013 20:27 / United States - Madison
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By  bri_sci94  |  34

My immediate family isn't religious, but my grandparents were. My sister was not harshly reprimanded or anything of the sort as she has not been exposed to religion and doesn't understand it at this point in her life. Thank you for all of your kind comments; I wasn't close with my grandmother but it's still a heartbreaking event.

By  GrinchFu1  |  40

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  Darkblade21  |  45

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  patrickalamo  |  45

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  Zomg_Okay  |  45

1 - Alternatively, you could explain both sides of the coin and let her come to her own conclusions as opposed to only explaining the faith side of it.

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  NESpeedster  |  45

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  happle  |  45

32 and 70, nobody asked you why you don't like religion. I'm not religious either, but at least have the decency to respect other people's faith.

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  guy24  |  45

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  sonuskos  |  45

91- You may not have to respect the religion but respect his choice to believe in that religion. I personally am not religious, but I do believe that certain religions can teach you morals and ethics. I also believe that it does help certain people who may be able to recover from a huge loss or depression in their life.

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It's helpful in some ways and not helpful in other ways. But people can choose what they want to believe. Respect their choice instead of being a jerk and thinking your the only one who can be right

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  etoilenuit  |  25

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  guy24  |  25

84- FYI Most Satanists are atheists that like to mess with religious people. But they are the darker side of atheism because they really really really hate Christianity. But they are not violent.

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  Shadomasta  |  25

Nope. Satanism is a different religion in itself. it focuses on Lucifer being the good guy as opposed to god. Really isn't hard to do once you've read the bible.

By  theycallmekitty  |  23

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  Narcoterrorist  |  23

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At that point in time meaning right after her grandmother just died not her age. And yes I can fathom it perfectly fine, I did not state my religious view in that comment at all. I was just saying that people at the service who may be religious could understand why after having a loved one die, she would question His existence. That is a time that many people do. Now what she believes is her business and hers to decide.

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  ottokat  |  23

I dont think the little girl was questioning His existence at all. I think that when she was told Jesus would be there, looking after her grandmother, she thought that meant literally. And when she didnt see him, she thought she should let someone know. And 72, no need to be such an asshole. Keep in mind that the "bible thumpers" you hate for pushing their religion on you equally despise being bashed for /their/ beliefs.

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  AKGirlinSD  |  25

Exactly! Soon, the Original Poster's sister will inform her parents that she knows how she was made and where she came out of. Of course, it will be at another inappropriate time (I'm guessing she hasn't figured that out yet but will learn all about it by age 10). I'm sorry for your loss, Original Poster.

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By  Stephy94  |  14

I'm not religious myself, but I can imagine it may have been her way of dealing with grief or even lashing out to try and understand things in a better perspective. You shouldn't take things out on her too badly; she may not have fully understand the impact her words had on you and the others there. Sorry for your loss.

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  shan88  |  14

I completely agree. I'm also an atheist, but I really feel for the poor kid. She must just be so confused. Death is a scary and difficult concept, especially for someone so young. Please don't be too hard on her. I'm so terribly sorry for your loss OP

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  ABillOnFire  |  21

#40 I'm not religious or anything but I think going to a church and saying Jesus isn't real is a bit of a dick move that shouldn't be accepted, I doubt you'd like it if creationists went into into science classes and started telling everyone that evolution is a lie

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  caden_bro  |  21

Do you think that her parents thought they'd stick around long enough? They were probably attending the service, then getting the hell out of there. It's not the kid's fault she was stating the obvious: Jesus was not physically there; regardless of what you believe, that is true.

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  monnanon  |  21

because she is old enough to understand that it is not supposed to be a physical manifestation. kids at 6 understand the concept of death and spirits so a 9 year old definately should. she ahould be forgiven for it becuase she is upset bit she needs to be told that saying stuff like that isnt appropraite. people can believe whatever they like but calling people that believe different liars is bad. oh and using the excuse of christians muslims and other religious groups is not an excuse for doing it back.

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