||[Jun. 15th, 2008|10:43 pm]
The Question Club
So I'm soon to be visiting my crazy religious family from the South. My mom and dad say I should under no circumstances mention that I am atheist. She says they will already think I am weird (I'm a vegan), so she wouldn't want them to think I am also going to eternal damnation. Apparently the kids in the family recently put on a play in which there were a bunch of scientists who believed in Darwinism and were "evil" and my dad said it was seriously fucked up, but he didn't say anything.|
How am I supposed to act around them? I'm super liberal, atheist (sort of agnostic, though, I guess), vegan, don't brush my hair, wear clothes from Goodwill, I live in Eugene, Oregon, etc. etc. basically I am for sure going to hell (despite fairly rigorously adhering to Christian morals by default). What do I do tqc?
ETA: I'm certainly not going to bring anything up, I mean what if I am asked 'why aren't you going to church?' I'm not even staying in their house; they are coming here. I will hold my tongue, but I'm wondering if they are outlandishly offensive towards gays/atheists/whoever if I should really just smile and nod?