By he's a dawk, and a cunt - 05/07/2013 22:29 - Australia - Darling Point
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Hm, I can't tell who's worse. It's either your boyfriend or your parents. Also, if your boyfriend is an atheist, good luck having Christmas with your parents and him.
I'm not bashing Christians as a whole, I'm just saying as individual people the parents are worst. They "hold" themselves to the standard of being, as OP said, extremely religious. They should be aware that people don't believe God exists. I know it was extremely rude of the boyfriend to make it such a big announcement, but the parents should have been the bigger person in living up to their beliefs, unless of course the parent received Gods message that he should start a fight ;)
Dude, Christians know that there are people out there who don't believe in god. However, for someone to deliberately go out of their way to say something like the ops boyfriend did is not only rude but disrespectful of her parents and other people's beliefs. Mocking others for their beliefs isn't ok when its done by atheists but not ok by Christians.
If he can't respect your family (and their religious beliefs) enough to be polite, he isn't worth your time.
I am an atheist, but would never question someone's views. The only time I even talk about religion with my peers or Christian family is when it was the cause of a war or we see something like a "god hates fags" sign. It's people like op's boyfriend that makes us all look bad.
The thing is, there is no 'atheist handbook' that advocates the type of bigotry the WBC espouses. However, all the stuff about their sky fairy hating gays can be found in the bible, and Christians try to gloss it over. The bible is full of hateful passages, even though there are some good bits, but many Christians prefer to ignore them, or pretend they are being 'interpreted wrong'. It's a good thing it's just a bunch of made-up stories.
True Christians don't pull that crap. And I think ur being very disrespectful but calling it a fairy tale considering everything about evolution contradicts something else in science. Plus the Bible isn't a hateful book. U can hate sin, but not people, and I wouldn't call that a bad thing.
They reacted too harshly? Not only was it rude as the previous comments stated but, its THEIR house. The boyfriend came over to their house. When you're at someone elses house you respect their rules. That was very rude. People that start shit will eventually mess with the wrong person and get.knocked the fuck out. ;-)
Lack of respect for your family and their beliefs.....get rid of him. That's a big no.
That's a big problem. If OP's family is extremely religious and he can't accept it, then there will be a lot of major problems with OP's family in that relationship. However, if it was an isolated incident and he was 'just kidding around,' OP will probably just have a 'talk' with him.
Atheists who go around preaching that God doesn't exist are just as bad as Christians who go around shoving religion down people's throats. Please can we all just live our lives and believe what we want to believe. Your boyfriend was looking for a fight. I don't understand why he would want to upset the parents of someone he cares about.