How contemptible can religion get? Here is one person’s story of the “talk” with his parents, telling them that he is rational rather than religious:
At this point, they both hit me with pascal’s wager, but with the awesome twist of instead of betting my soul, I was wagering my childrens. I told them I was not keeping religion from them, but that I was teaching critical thinking and reason as the highest value. My mother, with tears in her eyes, levels an acusing finger at me, and says “The kids that try to view everthing through reason are the kids who kill themselves, and you need to be prepared for when that happens.”
One question: Why is it considered evil when rational people try to help religious people heal their delusions, but it is OK for religious people to go door-to-door “spreading the news” of religion and pulling these kinds of stunts?