Conversation Snippet

Me: Dad, I’m going out of town next weekend to an atheist conference.

Dad: More atheist stuff?! Always the atheists…

Me: Yep. And I’m going to Canada next month to talk about the book.

Dad: Just quit all your atheism stuff.

Me: You’re right. I’ll quit tomorrow.

Dad: And what’s this book that came in the mail?

Me: Yay! It finally came! It’s Unaccustomed Earth. Jhumpa Lahiri‘s new book. She’s amazing. And she’s brown. Remember, you saw The Namesake movie? That’s her book, too.

Dad: Oh… Go write a book like her.

Me: … Yeah, I’ll get right on that.

[tags]atheist, atheism[/tags]

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  • Karen

    Yes, and while you’re at it – how about a major Hollywood motion picture, too.

    C’mon Hemant! Quit goofing around with that athiest stuff …

    😉 (Ah, parents.)

  • Evolved Rationalist


    Hemant, you’re actually pretty lucky.

  • Krista

    I think I can beat that snippet:

  • Jewel

    Even though everyone in my family knows I’m atheist, I cannot imagine having anywhere close to a similar conversation with any of them.

  • Masala Skeptic

    Hemant, you’re coming to TAM too, right? Right? Don’t let me be the only brown person there!

    Also, you’re clearly a loser because not only are you an atheist, you’re also not a doctor or an engineer.

    You never studied enough. :)

  • Hemant Mehta

    Hemant, you’re coming to TAM too, right? Right? Don’t let me be the only brown person there!

    Trust me, I’d love to go to TAM. But the whole Randi thing is *soooo* expensive! Last year, I went as an SSA rep and most things were covered, but no so this year. And with other conventions coming up, adding TAM would be really tough. Sorry!

  • Tao Jones

    Can I get some details on your Canada trip?

    I believe Facebook to be the work of THE DEVIL, so I don’t have an account.

  • Hemant Mehta

    Can I get some details on your Canada trip?

    Friday, June 27, 2008

    6:00pm – 9:00pm

    University of Toronto, Multi-Faith Center

    Sponsored by the University Guelph Skeptics and University of Toronto Secular Alliance

    Though the event is Friday, I’ll be there all weekend. I’ll post more details on that when I have them!