8935Re: Advice, anyone?
- Jul 3, 2005You'll probably just need to somehow try to get them to agree not to
discuss it with you. I really don't see any other way.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, pink_plastic_deer
> Hello, I just joined, I'm not even sure if this is the place to be
> posting questions like this, but.......
> I need some advice on dealing with religious relatives, who don't want
> to listen when I say I don't believe in god, and I'm not interested in
> their religion. It isn't a matter of just cutting off contact with
> them, because otherwise they are good people, and I don't have much
> family, so I try to keep in touch with them.
> It never was an issue before, because I have lived across the country
> from my father and various other religious family members since I was
> 14, and I've always avoided discussing religion and politics over the
> phone with them. But now I am moving back to the area where they live,
> to go to school (no option in going to another school, this is the
> one), and I am going to see much more of them. So what should I do?
> Aviod them, or keep everyone constantly entertained during visits so
> there is no time for the topic to even come up? Pretending to agree
> with what they think is not an option, and discussing my beliefs just
> leads to back and forth neverending conversations. I'm trying to have
> a plan before I do move back.
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