[quote="JackVk, post:1, topic:223820"]
I've really getting irritated with the attitudes of my dad and my brother towards my faith. Dad is a non-practicing Protestant, and my brother is a fallen-away Catholic. Every time I try to make a religious statement, they will mock it in some way or another. For example, my brother always quotes the sacreligious commentary on South Park. Meanwhile, very lately dad's been watching all this hooey on the history channel of people who say God is an alien. He also watches Two and a Half Men, which makes fun of Catholic priests :mad:.
What can I do? I've been praying for them, and I'm losing my patience. I've had just about enough of this cr*p.
That's rather sad. I really wouldn't mock anyone's religion....now I do confess I will go on about the silliness of belief in a deity with people who are of the same mindset as me, but-I'd respect others' religious beliefs....I'm not going to mock someone of faith, that's rather cruel.
HOWEVER...if someone wants to go on about how I am wrong to question the existence of God....opens the door to a debate, so to speak, sometimes I will jump right in and try to speak my mind....sometimes. When I am visiting friends and family....um, no.
I'm not one to annoy people just 'cause.
Funny. My friends (who are religious) took my son to Christmas Eve services (I was at work), and my friend was telling me this AM that when the pastor was speaking about welcoming all people of faith, even those who QUESTION faith, she looked right at my son (she knows my son is an atheist). It's a small church, mind, so I am quite sure my son was a tad uncomfortable, but he didn't complain. He was there to respect my friend's faith:D
However, he didn't receive communion, my friend said. I gather they were trying to get him to receive communion (they are Episcopalian).
Did my son complain? No. Did I? No. I know they meant well.