Friday, August 8, 2008

Atheism is in the family (part of it)

In an earlier post, I expressed some concern that because my family is just finding out that I'm an atheist, they might try to re-convert me when I see them for my brother's wedding. I don't live in the same town, country or even continent as they do, so this would be their first time seeing me since they learned of it.

So I was pretty happy to just learn that my father is also an atheist. He obviously allowed my mother to raise me and my brothers in the Roman Catholic church, but kept quiet about his own thoughts. I have to admit that his silence on the issue for so many years recently made me suspicious that he might be on my side, but I just received confirmation in the last couple of days.

I wonder if his parents, my paternal grandparents, are also atheists..... I guess I can ask them when I see them.

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