About a month ago my brother (26) and I (31) got into an argument about The Golden Compass. He recieved an e-mail from my aunt that warned people about the movie and about Phillip Pullman’s atheism. He started complaining about the e-mail to me because he thought it was just a harmless book. I stuck up for my aunt and told him about some of the things that Pullman has said and how he was not just an atheist but anti-religion and anti-Catholic. In the midst of his arguing he called my views “stupid”, and then insulted me further by calling me a “holy roller” and a “retard”.
I really don’t have much to say to him and frankly don’t want to be around him. Is it possible to forgive him and also not want to be around him or talk to him?