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Re: how to tell your parents

Postby black bart on Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:00 am

I like fridge magnets.
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Re: how to tell your parents

Postby DaveL on Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:12 am

...or wench magnets
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Re: how to tell your parents

Postby black bart on Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:19 am

Arrgh I don't think oim a wench magnet matey...they usually gives me a scared look an try to hescape.
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Re: how to tell your parents

Postby pieces o'nine on Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:43 am

black bart wrote:I like fridge magnets.

Yarrrrgh, but oi *finks* as ye meenes fridge maggots, duzzint ye, Bart?
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Re: how to tell your parents

Postby Auntie Blackbeard on Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:49 am

Arrr I had ta look inside BB's fridge once...foolishlee hopin fer some milk ta make a cuppa fer Ol RRR...it was more orrible than seein the hinside o thee Pit o Doom itself!
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Re: how to tell your parents

Postby Ham Nox on Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:55 pm

Child: Is your refrigerator running?
Dad: Oh my goodness, you can't possibly trying to play this old--
Child: blurts out I'M A PASTAFARIAN!!!

There's one way to tell your parents. Probably not the best way though :haha:
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Re: how to tell your parents

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:27 pm

*Mother puts down plate of spaghetti*
Dad: Let us pray...
Kid: OK, Dad!
*Kid noms spaghetti with great gusto and sucking noises*

There's another way to tell them...
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Re: how to tell your parents

Postby black bart on Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:12 am

It ud be no surprise ta me mum...if she were ere instead o guest of Montezumarrgh. I've already been a Moonie, a Hindu, a Jedi and a Playstation Junkie.
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Re: how to tell your parents

Postby Roland Deschain on Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:18 am

One way of telling your parents would be to download some of the most coherent videos on Atheism from the internet (something like 'The God who wasnt' there", for example) and burn them onto a DVD (or Blu-Ray if you want to go hi-def) capable of being played in a common or garden DVD (or Blu-Ray) player. You could have fun with the menus and such, or go all out and put a personal message at the beginning of the video. Nero and its ilk are good for this. This would then be presented to your parents in the form of a present. If you use the correct type of disc (the ones with a white top I think), you would be able to print on the disc as well to make it even more professional-looking. If you're feeling particularly ballsy, you could watch it with them and answer any questions they may have.

Another way would be to ease them into it with a slow realisation that, for you, there is no personal god. Start off with a small doubt being voiced. At this point, you will most likely be mildly assaulted by reasoning from your parents on the existence of god, depending on how strong their belief is. You would then slowly move towards Agnosticism using logic. This could then be enhanced by you visibly researching the issue and slowly coming to the realisation that the facts don't support the hypothesis and that you don't believe. It's called incrementalism and has been used by governments around the world throughout time to slowly allow their populaces to become used to an idea or principle. Maybe not the quickest way, but it has the potential to bring other people with you not by force, but by reason. Reason is a powerful tool if used correctly and should always be preferred over force in any given situation. This way will most likely be very difficult and allow far more time for others to attempt to convince you otherwise, but stay the course and I think it may well pay off for you.
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