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The Atheist's Inevitable Confrontation

A Little Philosophical Armour for The Novice Atheist's Inevitable Confrontation

When 'coming out', many atheists suffer an all too common and unnecessary confrontation as their loved ones show concern for the fledgling atheist's immortal soul.

Many atheists feel guilt and anger because of the hurt they have caused to their kin by coming out, but they should not, it's not the atheist's fault that the loved one is reacting badly to the news. The fledgling atheist is just the messenger of the truth.

It's antiquated beliefs and religious infrastructure - the Scriptures and Holy-men - that continue to cause and perpetuate these confrontations.

If the loved one had never been lied to, the fledgling atheist would not have been made to feel bad, but it's not the loved ones' fault that he or she believes what they've been taught.

In this situation it is very difficult for the fledgling atheist, who may be still too unsure of the reasons for their atheism to sufficiently and successfully explain their 'disturbing lack of faith'.

To those who find themselves victim of this religiously perpetuated confrontation, I suggest you ask questions of your loved ones - discover their understanding of their religion, and suggest why you have problems with the answers.

Be nice though, it's a big wrench to come to the realization that eternal afterlife was never an option and you don't want a war, you want to enlighten.

The TMQ Core are the core conundrums, which I find prevent belief - they are personal to me - my problems with belief in the ancient beardy one, but I have collected them together as a 'core of disbelief', in the hope that they may help any fledgling atheist to explain the never-existence of god to concerned loved ones.
If you're between 8-14 you might find Mr Gentle's site useful.
Or, if you're interested in helping someone escape from their ideological prison try Freedom Formula.

Take heart, it does get better!

These are the Core Too many questions

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