My Grandmother knew I was an atheist for the last 10 years of her life. She was a very religious catholic woman but respected my opinion. During one conversation, she even said to me "... sur maybe you're right and there is no God". I nearly fell off my chair!
I use this line a lot and I get the same response as Tora ... blank faces.Tora wrote:I've spent a long time coming to this conclusion, and ask them how much time they've spent doing the same. Most don't have a reply to it.
When talking to theists, I tell them I've read quite a few books on the subject written by theists and atheists and I've very happy with my decision. In most cases with people who are a similar age to myself (28 ) and claim to be Catholics, I find that I am much more informed about their religion and knowledge of the bible. I find this is very strange - they claim religion is an important part in their lives but they seem to know very little about it.