What suggestions do you have for this reader with a dilemma?
I’m an 18 year old at a boarding school, and my parents don’t know that I’ an atheist; however, my brother just called to ask me if I’d be his sponsor for his confirmation. Telling them now that I’m an atheist would likely result in withdrawal from my school, and mid-senior year that could be a mess. Not telling them, and doing it, could result in (when-they-found-out) the accusation of me ruining his life. Not telling them and not doing it sounds like the best option, but I’m really not sure how I can get out of it. That too would run into hard questions and evasive responses that I’m not sure I could get around. What would you suggest?
Advice is appreciated!
[tags]atheist, atheism, Catholic, religion, crisis[/tags]