Navigating the choppy waters of teenage life can be challenging enough, but when your own parents are the source of your strife, the journey can seem impossible. In a recent Reddit post, a young atheist shares her battle against her devout Christian parents, who not only mock her beliefs but also regularly ridicule others. From critiquing newsreaders to scornful laughter, this tale of parental hypocrisy sparked a heated debate among the Reddit community. Here is her heartfelt plea for empathy and understanding.
Her Parents Are Judgmental
The Original Poster (OP) is a minor whose parents have always been the sort to make fun of people’s accents, physical characteristics, and other things.
What’s the Big Deal?
She constantly tried to stop them as she became so sick of it, but they acted as though she were making a huge deal out of it.
It Really Bothers Her
OP shares that her parents making fun of people makes her feel awful.
They Want Her to Attend Church
Plus, they both like making fun of her atheism, and they keep pushing her to attend church even though OP is old enough to stay home alone.
They Are Devout Christians
OP says both of her parents are devout Christians, and they both try to impose their ideas on her and other people.
OP shares that it annoys her to no end.
Jokes About Weight
Recently, OP’s mother playfully asked while they were all watching the news whether the news reader was pregnant.
OP’s father disagreed, telling that the newsreader should join a gym and shop for clothes that make her figure better.
Laughing at Others
They laughed about it, but OP felt horrible!
She Challenged Them and Became the Butt of Their Jokes
She got irritated with them and ordered them to stop saying things like that. But things escalated, and they started making fun of her, instead!
She Called Him a Hypocrite
OP referred to her father as a hypocrite for saying these things even though he is aware that he shouldn’t and she pointed out that the Bible makes it abundantly plain that one is not to make fun of or spread rumors about people.
Had He Read the Bible? She Has
Then OP said that the Bible expressly bans making horrible comments of this nature to other people and that her parents are not real followers.
OP shares that although she recently became an atheist, she has read the Bible personally and knows what she’s talking about.
Stop Being So Sensitive
OP’s mother became upset and told her to stop being so sensitive, and that OP was just exaggerating.
They’re Angry She’s Not a Christian
She also implied that the reason OP was angry with them was because she wasn’t a Christian.
Practice What You Preach
As a response, OP told them “Do what you teach if you’re going to impose your religion on me!”
Mom Denied Being a Hypocrite
Her mother immediately left the room before OP could say more, saying that she isn’t a hypocrite.
The Silent Treatment
OP’s parents didn’t talk with her for the rest of the day, and OP felt bad about it.
She took to Reddit to ask whether she was in the wrong for what happened, and several Redditors sided with OP saying that she was not wrong.
Her Parents’ Behavior Is Unacceptable
One Reddit user wrote, “You’re not the AH here. Your parents are being mean for no reason and are being hypocrites. You have every right to call them out on that. I’m not religious but I’m pretty sure Christians are supposed to love thy neighbor and what your parents are doing directly contradicts that of being judged.”
You’ll Never Enlighten Them
Another Redditor commented, “It’s hard when you are a teen and start to realize your parents’ failings. The hardest part is when you realize that anything you say to enlighten them likely won’t work. I’m so sorry you’re dealing with this.”
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