posted on May, 20 2012 @ 07:39 PM
He sounds pretty literate to me. After he's 18 his parents won't have a say. Until then, the fact is, they do. I made the mistake of proclaiming my
atheism when I was in the Navy. It's been awhile and they've loosened up, but back then it was a serious thing. One time I was diagnosed with
pneumonia and sent to the hospital. The guy admitting me asked whether I was protestant or catholic. I said "No preference," and he flipped out.
There are few people I would like to find today and punch out, but he's one of them.
It's the same with a lot of things. For example, I am a conservative. I get along okay on ATS and people usually don't dump on me. On the other
hand, I don't scream on and on about it either. But people in my profession of librarianship are about 99% extremely liberal. When I was working I
really could not express conservative beliefs. During conferences the three of us conservatives would lurk in a corner and talk because the overall
view was extremely leftist and liberal on every topic imaginable.
During the last campaign, 2008, I set up a pro-McCain blog (not my favorite guy overall, but I certainly wasn't going to support Marxist Obama.) One
of the more sociaist people at work found it and had a fit. Although I was retired, it still caused problems for my wife, who was and is still
working. It was so bad that my wife asked me to stop the blog as long as she was still working. So I erased the blog.
I'm telling you this story because I would guess most people on ATS tend liberal. If you find yourself in a position of dissing anyone conservative,
then perhaps that can help you gain some perspective when the shoe is on the other foot. This poor guy is an atheist suffering under what appear to be
extremely religious parents. Conservatives suffer the same way in extremely liberal environments.