Parents React to Atheism

… or just not going to church anymore. In their minds, it’s all the same and it’s all a slap in the face to the way they raised you:

What they don’t understand is that the ethics and values they raised you with haven’t changed. You’re just substituting their truth for your own, one that’s based on what goes on in your head instead of in your heart, one that’s far more reliable and honest.

(via nakedpastor)

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.