In a recent Reddit post, a user found herself grappling with religion and her parents. Here’s the full story.
She’s From a Religious Country
Coming from a religious European country, Sarah, aged 14, found herself dealing with the burden of conforming to religious norms.
She’s an Atheist
Despite living in a predominantly Christian community, Sarah never believed in God, even from a young age.
She Attended Church
Attending church was an obligation imposed upon her by her parents, whom she felt obliged to appease.
She Told Her Mother
Things turned ugly when Sarah mustered the courage to share her truth with her mother, who herself believed in God but did not strictly adhere to religious customs.
Her Mother Told Her Father
To her dismay, Sarah’s mother disclosed the information to her father, despite Sarah’s explicit request for confidentiality.
Their Strained Relationship
A strained parent-child relationship with her father further complicated matters, leaving Sarah feeling betrayed and vulnerable.
A New Challenge
Things took a turn as September approached, and Sarah faced another challenge of taking religion lessons in the new school year. In her country, children require parental consent to be exempt from these lessons.
She Shared Her Desire
Resolute in her beliefs and desires, Sarah expressed her refusal to participate in the religion lessons to her mother.
Her Mother Refused
But, her mother insisted that she had to attend, despite her beliefs. The disagreement quickly escalated into a heated argument, with Sarah expressing her frustration at the lack of respect for her autonomy and choices.
She Always Felt Uncomfortable
Throughout her life, Sarah had always felt uncomfortable during religion lessons, knowing that she did not believe in God.
She Wanted to Do Other Things
She yearned to spend her time pursuing different activities that aligned with her interests and convictions.
She Had the Right
Attempting to convey her stance on the matter, Sarah asserted her right to make her own decisions and emphasized her belief that she was mature enough to understand her own wants and beliefs.
Her Parents Accused Her
Amid the emotional confrontation, Sarah’s parents accused her of not caring about their feelings and labeled her as a selfish and spoiled brat.
She Felt Hurt
As the argument reached its climax, emotions ran high, and Sarah found herself in tears, voicing her opposition to no avail.
She Has Every Right to Feel This Way
Sarah took to Reddit to ask whether she was in the wrong for her choice, and several Redditors sided with Sarah saying that she was not wrong.
“Start Asking Questions”
One Reddit user wrote, “It isn’t something you feel in your heart, and sitting in a classroom isn’t going to make you feel different about it.”
Another Redditor commented, “During the classes, start asking questions about other religions, especially older ones, and bring up fictional ones as well.”
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