Quite some time ago my brother asked me about my thoughts on religion. He knows I’m a non believer, it’s not secret. He is a new minister, having recently finished his Masters of divinity. Back then he wasn’t a full time minister. He wanted to know what I think about religion, what I dislike, like etc. I told him I’d write something and get back to him. I wrote about half of what I’d outlined in one late night, and never got around to finishing it, partly due to being busy, forgetful, and yes, a little bit anxious. I’ve been avoiding my atheist confessional.
I’ve written more about this on my blog, that’s merely, the first paragraph. If you’re interested read on.
I’m wondering if anyone here has any stories, advice about talking to your family in general. My father, brother and mother are religious. They all know I’m not, and it usually is fine. Still, given that my brother asked me what I think, how direct should I be about it? Any thoughts?