Engaging in open discussions about religion within a family can be challenging, particularly when differing beliefs are involved. In a recent Reddit post, a user shared their experience of feeling frustrated with a very religious family member’s constant talks about God.
He Doesn’t Believe In God
Brett is an atheistic Satanist who doesn’t believe in God.
Respecting All Religions
But he respects all other religions, even if he doesn’t understand or agree with them.
A Trans Man
In addition, he identifies as a Trans man.
He Came Out
Brett decided to come out to his family on Facebook as they all live apart, and he thought it would be appropriate given that it’s pride month and he’s transitioning socially within the family.
Some Family Members Didn’t Accept Him
However, not everyone accepted his coming out. One devout family member, Dee, responded angrily to his article.
“You Are a Girl”
Dee told Brett that he is a girl after Brett told her, “I feel more like a boy,” and then she replied, “God made you a girl.”
He Said He Doesn’t Believe In God
In response, Brett shared his personal belief that he does not believe in God while emphasizing his respect for Dee’s beliefs.
However, she continued by saying that if Brett didn’t believe in God, he wouldn’t be able to see his close family member who had passed away.
He Was Hurt
This caused Brett to feel upset and offended.
Dee’s Emotional Tactics
Then Brett expressed his frustration at Dee for using their deceased loved ones as leverage to make him feel guilty for his beliefs.
He Is Planning a Counter-Argument
Now Brett is thinking of telling Dee that if she wants to stay in his family, she needs to accept his beliefs and not bring up grief to try and make him feel bad for not believing in her religion.
Don’t Waste Your Breath
So Brett took to Reddit to ask whether he would be wrong for saying it. Several comments poured in supporting Brett’s decision.
Block and Unfriend
One Reddit user wrote, “I would just block and or unfriend. You’re just going to waste your breath trying to reason with them. Lost cause. Move on and be yourself.”
You Don’t Need to Justify Yourself
Another Redditor pointed out that he doesn’t need to justify his choices to his family.
Don’t Waste Time on Unworthy Debates
A third Reddit user commented, “You won’t change their beliefs, and they won’t accept yours. Don’t spend your time trying to convince someone that clearly isn’t worth it. You don’t need this person in your life. You are firmly within your rights to express to her that she hurt you with her comments and that she shouldn’t bring up deceased family members when you are obviously still grieving.”
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