Im a Catholic and my husband's an athiest. What can I do to open up his mind and heart to Jesus?
I am not a hardcore Catholic. Actually, religion doesn't really matter to me. But I am spiritually connected with God. Praising and praying to is something i want to do with my husband but its hard to bring this up to him and I don't want to impose.
You don't. If you married him, then it means you love him. To love someone, is to accept them. Chances are he put his foot down on this issue many moons ago.
How would you feel if he tried to convert you to being an Atheist?
I'm a staunch atheist. I'm dating a Catholic, and we're both smart enough to know that at the end, neither one of us has the edge over the other. So we live with the differences and we have been for many years.
If you want him to respect your beliefs, then respect his. He is not above you, and you are not above him. Bring it up, and if he says no, then leave it be. Simple.
Thumbs up for you man
Keep in mind Anon, this is advice from someone unwilling or unable to make a marriage commitment. That seems to be a significant difference compared to your situation.
Ah yes, another incorrect assumption for you lot
Have you not figured out that I've become engaged this July 4th?
You must know, they way you speak gives you so much confidence. Don't want to let the crowd know much of your beliefs is based on non facts.
But then again, assuming that people in their early twenties who aren't married to be someone "unwilling or unable to make marriage commitments" is not surprising of you anyways. Thank god we don't have one of you in the whitehouse.
We'd be invadin all the countries in Asia for 9/11 if a Cambodian looked at you the wrong way
Have you not figured out that 'engaged' and 'married' are two different things? (Unless the Supreme Court made a modification over the weekend.)
But you can't be on the road to marriage unles you;re engaged.
Well, you can. but Unlike some I'm not into the hillbilly, married at 17 and pregnant in five seconds ordeal. I like to make sure I'm making the right lifelong decision :)
But then again, it isn't the matter, an engagement is a far cry from someone "unable or unwilling" to make any commitment. Especially when they've already been in the relationship for many years.
Unless Conservatives now hold a double standard against people who don't agree with their views. Wouldn't be surprised.
Still, is one who is recently engaged after a long uncommitted relationship in a good position to advise another person actually married and facing a faith crisis based crisis?
Sure, you can toss your hat in the ring, offer your two cents, I'm just thinking the advice from someone who had "been there, done that" might carry more weight.
I would not argue that.
I'm arguing your assumption that because I, in my relatively early age, I am not married, I must not be able to or is unwilling to make a marriage commitment..
Really? Really? But that logic, I must be unwilling to own my own home because I haven't fully paid for one yet, lmao.
Talk to me when I'm on my deathbed and i haven't bothered to married, THEN you can start to even think of that assumption.
I'm just pointing out your illogical cheap attacks, Budwick. And I hope you're not a grown man, cause that would make all this even more sad.
Get ready to break down and cry Loops - I'm 65.
I have no idea how old you are, and don't really care.
What I 'know' about your relationship is what you've shared on this thread.
I have no idea what your home owner status is, don't care and don't understand what relevance it would have to this conversation.
You've made a lot of assumptions Loops. And you've agreed to the only thing I actually said - "is one who is recently engaged after a long uncommitted relationship in a good position to advise another person actually married and facing a faith crisis based crisis? "
The "cheap attacks" must have imagined, just like all those other assumptions.
I think we're done here Loops. Please, just keep it clear and honest, just like you do with your fiance. Don't see attacks where there are none.
Have a great afternoon.
", this is advice from someone unwilling or unable to make a marriage commitment"
SillyBudwick, do we have to remind you again that your comments stay posted?
Which.. does make this really sad if you're 65.
Have a good day :)
It doesn't take a theoretical physicist to know that I made my accurate statement BEFORE you shared your July 4th engagement. Until then, you WERE unwilling or unable to make a marriage commitment.
There's a big difference with being too young to marry than being someone who, in general, is unable to make a marriage commitment. There are many old people who decided to not marry and so, they have never in their lifetime.
I won't be one of them.
You tried to take a shot at my character, not surprising, by saying I can't commit. Just because I don't marry so quickly, it doesn't mean I can't make commitments.
You could not be more wrong.
Being unwilling or unable to commit to marriage is hardly a shot at ones character. It's a simple statement of fact.
Now, it DOES appear to be a fact that for some reason strikes a nerve with you - I mean why else would you continue to make such a big deal of it.
Look, if it makes you feel any better, personally I think if people decide to not marry, it could be a very good thing. I mean if they recognize that for what ever reason that they're just cut out for marriage, I congratulate them for being honest with themselves and would be partner as well as the sanctity of marriage.
Does that help your little feelings a bit, Loops?
Bringing up a mistake made by a grown man does not mean my feelings are hurt, it means I love seeing people who act righteous yet can't even admit their own mistakes. I will not stop to point it out. It's too fun
I'm not butthurt, I'm entertained. I've been on this site far longer than you and I've seen quite a few of clueless people of your kind go by. I was afraid there be nothing for me here. But it looks like ignorance does not run out.
Gotta hand it to you though, you haven't called me a terrorist yet. Yay! Improvement
I'm not sure what mistake of yours I've inadvertently unearthed, but I am glad you've been able to come to grips with it.
And are you going to argue that this is also not a shot at my character? You're more petty than my teen cousins hehe
Seriously; if you honestly wanted to just say that me being unmarried doesn't geive me the proper qualifications, you would've just said so.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know you were making a comment about my general character by saying i was a person unwilling to commit. I'm not hung up on this; I just can't let an adult man know that it's okay to make statements, then completely deny them :)
Perhaps you should have read my comments as far back as the 28th.
Better yet, you could have resisted the urge to project what you thought I said to Anon back on the 24th - "Keep in mind Anon, this is advice from someone unwilling or unable to make a marriage commitment. That seems to be a significant difference compared to your situation"
No Loops, this issue of you projecting your thoughts onto others is your problem, not mine.
And, I hope you work it out before your new fiance gets tired of having to defend herself over what she never said!
You gave me that response, replying to mine, and kept with it.
You've tried so hard but failed so hilariously to deny it.
First you deny it's existence. And what? You tell me it was to Anon?
Funny cause if it was, you wouldn't have responded to my comments by going along with it. And you wouldn't have said it to ME.
BAHAHAH PLEASE. Keep saying the opposite of the obvious. At this point, it's kinda commendable you're still trying. Please, this is too funny.
"What she never said"? Oh, so now you'really saying you never said it? Than you shouldn't have quoted yourself :)
We're great actually, I picked a partner who I'm pretty sure would never grow into a person who acts 50 years younger. Who won't be so petty.
And no my name is not Anon, Budwick.
Aren't you supposed to be somewhere going against Americas pride on everyone being free and equal- by labelling those you disagree with as terrorists and putting conservatives and the religious above others?
I'm surprised he hasn't called you a terrorist this time. I mean, you're a twenty something year old who hasn't married!
I'm surprised he hasn't loved and liked his own comment this time.
Though, since it's so predictable: I estimate that if we kept bantering, the terrorist accusation would come in at the 4.6th response. According to my probabilistic calculations.
You are an annoying fly.
Better an annoying fly than someone who wants free speech gone, apparently.
Hi Spike! Hanging with you big pal Loops, eh? Good boy! Go fetch a compliment for Loops Spike - he seems down on himself today. Go on, go get him a compliment! Good boy!
You forgot to upvote and love your comment this time.
Or are you feeling better about yourself? :)
I wasn't talking to you Loops. I was talking to your lil pal Techie
Sorry brother, this isn't high school where only the drugged up cool kids can determine who can justifiably talk to them. It's an open site of sharing opinions.
Can't handle my responses? Sad, but, suck it up :)
i'll talk to you but aren't u supposed to be somewhere destroying the freedom designated in the consitution by limiting everyone to your religious beliefs?
No, I've been available; as usual your perception of reality is all wrong.
Sorry, the Conservative reality that the constitution gives them exceptions is wrong. Applies to everyone equally, hate to break it to you.
WTF are you talking about?
Is everyone's exact response when they realize part of becoming a Conservative means dropping out of school, knocking out one's own teeth, and sleeping with a family member.
Hey, hey - You're one Obama's boys. You're not allowed to have pride in America at all! Didn't you get the memo?
I get Conservative memo's all the time.
I started ignoring them when they actually believed that Obama wasn't born in America. Or that gay sex will rain hellfire onto earth. Still waiting for that, actually.
Or that disagreeing with people
I'd rather be one of Obama's boys than someone who believes disagreeing with them is enough to label another as a terrorism and be put in a position where they can be jailed.
If that's the case, freedom of speech, Obama all day :)
So, will you be pushing for a third term for Obama? Backing Hillary? Sanders? Ted Cruz?
Interesting, why group Ted Cruz into that?
Do Conservatives not like him or something. Or did he cross party lines
Oh and uh, we can see all your comments btw...
You can't just act like they don't exist, like you when you said I "was unwilling or unable" to make a marriage commitment. Then denied it
So please, continue with that in mind :)
Not ready to commit to a candidate yet, eh? Noncommittal - that's getting to be a theme with you Loops!
Awe, I can't blame you though - I mean all you got is Hillary really.
Hmm, is 65 and talks like they're 16...
Of course, why would I want to marry her? I have no homosexual feelings.
Again, assuming I can't commit to stuff cause I'm not married yet?
Please, after this, you can no longer deny that you assumed I couldn't commit to marriagejust because I haven't married at a young age, oh gosh haha.
Actually, I can and will deny that I assumed anything. I have no knowledge of your age, never mentioned your age or that you couldn't commit. I said days ago now was this - "Keep in mind Anon, this is advice from someone unwilling or unable to make a marriage commitment. That seems to be a significant difference compared to your situation."
And YOU took it from there.
Let's see, you've attacked others who don't agree with your beliefs by labeling them as terrorists.
You've gone on atleast one innocent post made by users with some Liberal beliefs(far from political people) and randomly brought up their politics in an accusatory manner
And you expect us to believe that when you said, in your words, I was unwilling to commit to a marriage, that there was no personal attack?
Please. You may be 65, but youve shown youre not afraid to act as petty as someone 50 years younger. You're not fooling anyone. It's pretty obvious you were trying to find any way to criticize myou character in a way impossible since you don't know me, and just ended up failing pathetically.
If you see you unwillingness . inability to commit to marriage as a personal attack - that's on you Bub.
The FACT is you only recently got engaged. Nothing wrong with that - but one could question your qualifications to comment on the problem the woman said she had with her marriage. Again, if you find simple fact to be threatening - well, then it sucks to be you.
Because it is one? LOL
And I never argued my qualifications; if you just said that my situation my not put me in the same situations as OP, I'd have no choice but to agree.
But you're the same person, lol, that goes around riling up people with Liberal convictions. Just like with Obama, you must think that we all consider you enemies; as if we have a photo of your display picture on our walls with a red X on it haha.
Obviously that was a personal attack.
Just like if your opponent said: "Oh? You havent been in a relationship? You must not be willing to love anyone"
Sure, no snideness whatsoever.
Bad news for you Loops.
Hmm, going off topic when you realize you've got nothing to back up your accusations.
You forgot one important element about that terrorist thing - I labeled someone that agreed with terrorism as a terrorist.
You wrote - "You've gone on atleast one innocent post made by users with some Liberal beliefs(far from political people) and randomly brought up their politics in an accusatory manner." Wow, that was a long walk for a weak complaint.
I'm done chastising you for projecting your thoughts into mine - it's your weakness that you need to deal with.
Your character (or lack thereof) is made crystal clear with your relentless whining and bitching.
Actually, no, there was a post made by some user. Dani, I believe. Or something like that. Very easy to search up though.
And she asked a preferenceto do with clothing.
And what did you do? Like a cue, Budwick chimes in whining about politics and complaining about her beliefs and making assumptions. It was hilarious to see.
Shouldn't you be somewhere on your "freedom" quest of outlawing everything out of the bible and making sure others abide by it? :)
This coming from someone so petty he felt he needed to love his own comment omg ahah
Its clear this site has got you more wrapped up than anyone else lol
I wonder what you meant to say. Cuz, you //actually //said nothing.
The was some post about whether woman preferred going bra less. So it's even more funny you decided to post in that.
I'll post the link in an hour: I'm on the road and searching it up and getting the link is a hassle on my tablet.
Oh no Loops! Not while you're driving!
Slow your horses bro, I was commuting by train .
Knowing you, even if I provided a link, you'd still deny it. So luckily tablets are so useful with screenshots:
I was not expecting a 65 year old man on a post about bra less woman, so when I saw you, and what you wrote... . Let's just say I hadn't laughed that much on this site in a while.
Well, I'm glad to have provided some entertainment for you.
You know, 65 isn't even the 'official' age of retirement anymore? 65 may sound old Loops - but I'm not dead.
I never said it was old dear Budwick. Or that you were dead
Just a bit older than the usual people on a thread about bra less women.
How are old are the "usual people" on a thread about bra less women?
I would say less than 65, since people at that age aren't as much on the Internet tobegin with- especially on opinion sites that are almost like social networking
This place is NOTHING like social networking.
Don't forget Loops, it was my generation that invented the phuckin Internet.
" social networking service (also social networking site or SNS) is a platform to build social networks or social relations among people who share similar interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections. A social network service consists of a representation of each user (often a profile)"
Now, please explain to me how we actually aren't allowed to have our own profiles, how people aren't allowed to find others with similar beliefs, how people aren't allowed to message each other, and this place doesn't provide a platform to connect to others, even in the real world if they like.
Then, I'll entertain the idea that this place is "nothing" like social networking
I never said your generation didn't create the Internet. Just that a lot more young people online than the older ones.
You sure do like to make a lot of assumptions haha :)
Just accept it
Live according to your books and if he agrees with your path he will convert. Otherwise, if you are worried about being married to an atheist then divorce him and marry a Catholic.
Both of you should attend services at a Universal-Unitarian church. Both will be accepted with open arms and you both might learn a bit about tolerance.
Actually, that might put her in conflict with her faith. The RCC is not one who pushes acceptance/substitution of theology not their own.
Fortunately UUs don't mind her being a practicing Catholic, as long as she doesn't cause a disturbance in the sanctuary during services.
She just wouldn't attend. As I remember (retired RCC here) it would be considered a sin.
You are probably right. New pope, new hope! Also former RCC, and I was told that you could observe as long as you don't participate. But we had a very liberal parish priest and our bishop was chastised often for not toeing the line, so who knows what the red-hats would say.
There is nothing you can do...Actually if you try to "bring" god to him you could end up destroying your marriage...You knew what he believed in before you married him as he did yours, so whats the problem now?
I was raised in the church, lived and married believing and then started asking questions...Now? My eyes are wide open and am an atheist...
No idea why so many Religious people believe we grew up in an Atheistic home ._.
Because they have no clue.... I was raised in an over zealous religious home.. hated it... became an atheist as soon as I was able to sift the Bull Crap from reality.. around age 8..some people can never accomplish shedding the cloak of superstition and bull... I feel sorry for them..
Wow, it took me a whole 13 years and another to realize that I don't really believe in a god. My culture is heavily religious though so no doubt if I was raised in my ancestral country, I would be a devout Christian :/
Leave him alone and inspire him by your actions and your example. Not by your words or persuasion tactics.
Nothing. You can't change people into what you want them to be without making them miserable
As an Atheist I can tell you that I have actually tried to believe and found it impossible.
"atheists close themselves, or are closed, to potentiality."
That's not true. In fact, if anything closes one to potentiality it's religion. It leads people to believe they already have the answer.
Everyone is an Atheist to the Gods of religions other than their own. Some of us have just taken it a step further. We believe in only one less God than you.
The part in quotes is not true.
I have no clue what your religion is but if it requires belief in magical beings based on bad evidence I would be doubtful.
I have actually tried to believe in God and I just can't do it.
No matter how you dress it up it's non-sequitur to me.
I imagine the other side of the coin is much the sam however I would think easily seeing all other Gods as false would eventually beg the question of whether your own is not the same.
What would you call a being that can defy the laws of physics other than magical?
In the world of quantum mechanics things pop in and out of existence all the time.
How does believing something with no evidence whatsoever make sense?
If the universe couldn't spring for nothing how could God?
Simply he created the universe.
1-Pejorative implies contempt. I have none.
2- Keep laughing but why do you require deity where none is needed?
I didn't say anything was intellectually superior. I asked how believing with no evidence made sense.
Physics is supported by math which has always been reliable. It's capable of predicting events and the existence of things unseen based on known principles and observed behavior.
Without it we wouldn't be having this discussion
3- You're right and I can live with that.
As an Atheist, I can assure you that many of us were originally Religious (especially Christian/Catholic). I for one grew up in a very Religious home and am still forced to go to Church.
we are all born atheistic,, every one is brainwashed in some religion or other.. however some of us know how to sift fantasy from Reality , some learned at an early age...
Live as you wish to see othes live.
Nothing. You can't change people into what you want them to be.
You shouldn't try to change him if you married him for who he truly is. IMO, you should not let it bother you so much unless he is disrespecting your beliefs. Otherwise, let him be Atheist. He is entitled to his own beliefs as are you.
Nothing at all. Except lay off. The more people try to convert the more it seems more like internet spam
Tie him down, keep his eyes open, and force him to watch recordings of mass for 24 hours straight. Don't give him water or food. Once the brainwashing really sets in, the only resources he'll need to survive will be God.
I wish that I had seen this thread earlier, since it is now a month and a half old. There seems to be a sufficient amount of advice regarding the question already listed, but I will throw in my two cents worth anyway.
Since I don't know your husband's history of atheism, I will just make the assumption that he has come to that position by a lot of thought about it. If you try conversion efforts it will probably cause unnecessary stress in your marriage which will do more harm than good (assuming that your marriage is healthy in all other aspects). If you believe that prayer works, that is probably your best tactic (but I wouldn't place the expectation level too high so that your disappointment will not be too severe).
I give this advice as a reformed atheist. I was brought up Christian, then married a Catholic, raised our children Catholic, and eventually came to the realization that there is no god because none of the hundreds of prayers I made to it were ever answered. So we are now a married Catholic/Atheist couple who are about to mark our 48th anniversary. Their are other bonds to hold the marriage together than the sharing a common religious faith.
Blue - I need to assume that your story is sincere. And, please receive this response in the sincere spirit that is intended.
You understand that God is not some kind of cosmic bell-hop - right? And sometimes He might say "No", or "Not Now".
We need to remember that Jesus told us that we should not put God to the test. We should not demand of God to answer certain prayers, or else…. God will reward those who earnestly seek him, but the form of reward he gives us may not be that which we ask him. By faith we believe that what he does for us is better for us than what we would ask him.
Good luck to you.
Bud, My story is sincere. And I take your "cosmic bell hop" snarky comment as good natured sarcasm.
My prayers were with regard to ending poverty, hunger and child abuse in the world (none of which are problems in my personal life). My life is better than the life which I observe that most people in the world must live with continuously (other than the fact that I am 80% deaf, but my hearing aids help me with that considerably, and I am grateful that I could afford the $3k I paid for them).
I spent a considerable amount of time and effort searching for any proof of the existence of a god which was logically valid and since that effort was unsuccessful, I came to the logical conclusion that there is no god.
I am a scientifically minded person who was trained that way at the University of Michigan and used that training in a successful career in the auto industry before I retired 14 years ago. Therefore, I acknowledge that there are vast quantities of knowledge about existence in the Universe which we cannot explain yet, and that includes supernatural phenomena which have been observed. But that is the most tolerant characteristic of us scientists is that we are open-minded to new discoveries and data and theories/explanations which make previous theories obsolete as the new discoveries continue to occur.
Praying for divine intervention on big, global issues seems a noble thing. Of course it doesn't happen too often. I don't know why, but I think maybe He is more interested in what WE could do to help resolve the problems ourselves.
I mean, it's not like He is unaware of the problem, or was just waiting for someone to finally pray to end world hunger and poverty. For the most part, He's been a hands off kind of God.
Originally you said it was unanswered prayer that caused you to give up on God. Now, you are saying that you looked high and low for logical evidence of even the existence of God. As methodical as scientists can be, your own conclusions about God seem unclear.
I really appreciate you sharing these private thoughts. You sound like a genuinely caring and thoughtful person. I encourage you to reexamine where you are on this God issue. It's all private, so you can strip away ego from the equation. Find some quiet time this weekend and pray once again. Ask God for understanding, pray for His Spirit to fill your soul. Blue, I promise you, if you do this with pure, honest desire to know God - He will make Himself known to you.
I sincerely wish you the best of luck, and I hope you have the most amazing weekend of your life.
Bud, Thank you for your good wishes for me.
I feel like I need to clarify something because of what you stated in your third paragraph to me above ("your own conclusions about God seem unclear"). When I said that I did a lot of research looking for a proof of the existence of god, what I meant by that was I looked everywhere I could think (libraries, internet, historical TV shows on the subject, etc.) and I found many different attempts at logical proofs by many different intelligent/intellectual people through the years which were all less than 100% logically valid. Then, when none of my own prayers were ever answered, that became the clincher for me that there is no god. I hope that clarifies my conclusion a little better for you.
I will take your advice about giving the prayer idea another shot later today after I have cleared my mind of several other pressing tasks I need to get accomplished first so that I can be in a more relaxed, meditative state of mind.
God bless you Blue. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Please don't hold your breath waiting for a prayer to be answered
More to the point: What can he do to make you an athiest?
Why does he need to?
Well first you need a biiiiiiig knife...
And then use that said knife to slice a cake, right?
Of course of course, the path to salvation dude
Open your heart and except what he is you married him.
You excepted his belief when you married him.leave him be.Does he try to change your'e
"Accepted" is the word you want, "accepted his belief..."
I think you might get to know yourself a little better first - before pulling anyone else down your path.
You have said that you are Catholic, not a hardcore Catholic, actually religion doesn't really matter to you. But you are spiritually connected with God. What does that even mean?
A real catholic does not marry a non catholic.. my friend just married a catholic woman, but only after he did all the crap the catholic church required of him..He is an Atheist. but went through the motions to marry the woman...
In the catholic church,, a non catholic marrying a catholic, goes through a training period.. sort of an indoctrination.. getting filled with more fantasy than they already had..LMAO The catholic church frowns on Catholics marrying outside the faith..Thats and..
Oh, I thought you were trying to tie your comment to the topic.
OK, thanks for the info!
Like prayer ever accomplishes anything...LMAO
That's right,, I live in the realm of REALITY
So, atheists evolved from monkeys but have the brains of chickens.
Show me a textbook on evolution that says we actually evolved form monkeys.
Or are you another example of reading the wrong information among your group and just being a part of the flock of sheep? :)
I'm not the one who thinks that people evolved from monkeys.
No one does; evolutionary biology does not state that we came from monkeys.
I appreciate you trying science though :)
You need to get out more if you don't think that some people are claiming that humans evolved from monkeys.
Sure; religious people who misread/understand what Atheists and evolutionists have been trying to say about our origins :)
I believe in Evolution and I'm and Atheist.; and no, I don't believe we came form monkeys. Cause that's not what evolution, the scientific one atleast, is.
I mean, what else could you mean from the statement: "So, atheists evolved from monkeys but have the brains of chickens.''
If not to say Atheists believe we came from monkeys. Unless you believe that? I doubt it; most people don't.
I never heard of an atheist who doesn't believe we evolved from monkeys. I've been studying the psychotic thinkings of atheist for a very long time now. I'm an expert in this field.
Atheists believe in evolution sweetie, if you read a credited textbook you'd know that evolution doesn't state we came from Monkeys. It's nto so simple as that lolol
If you're going to "try" to discredit something, atleast KNOW what you are discrediting?
Makes you look less of an idiot to everyone else here.
Glad I could help hun :)
Then why do atheist believe that we evolved from monkeys.
I dont know, why are Conservatives half demon spawn?
You read a textbook and figure it out :)
Ah, yes....South Park, the definitive authority....
Showing your stupidity..
No one ever said anyone evolved from monkeys.
I face reality, not fantasy..You are the one that believes in Magic crap..
at least I have a brain, unlike you..
No one ever said that Christians believe in a magic sky daddy or flying spaghetti monsters.
Christians face reality, not fantasy such as evolving monkeys and space rocks giving birth to humans.
At least we Christians have a brain, unlike you.
But then why do Christians believe in a magic sky daddy or flying spaghetti monsters
Who told you that they do?
I'm an expert in this; I've never heard of a Christian who didn't believe in a magic sky daddy or flying spaghetti monster
That's probably because all of your friends and people you convers with are also retarded atheists who have no clue what Christians believe in.
But then why would Christians believe in a magic sky daddy or flying spaghetti monsters
That's my point... Why would they, when they already know the truth?
Exactly: I'm an expert in this. They believe in flying spaghetti monsters and a magic sky daddy
Nothing fails like Prayer.. don't delude yourself that this god answers your prayers while ignoring the rest of the world ripe with child starvation, murder, rape..Sort of arrogant to think this god pays attention you..what? are you something special??
all prayer does is gives the placebo effect.. makes the one praying feel all warm and fuzzy and deludes them into thinking they have actually done something, when in reality they have accomplished nothing
Pray and show him by example.
What can he do to open your mind to REALITY
Just pretend like he has the same religious beliefs as you, and include him in your practices. If he begins to point out that he doesn't believe in God, just be like shhh honey no we're praying right now.
FREE WILL.. if one believes in this god and the bible, there is no such thing as Free will,, that is just an excuse religious people use to explain away the inactions of this god of theirs.. Read the bible no where does it say this god gave you free will..
Don't even bother. If he's not asking you to use your brain, don't ask him to 'see the light'.
If you were married in the Catholic Church than he's already agreed the kids shall be raised Catholic - he's already made some concessions to your faith. Even if you aren't hardcore, he lives with your faith daily and is aware of it. If belief is not in him, you cannot instill it. There are many things we would all like to be able to do with our spouses, many times involving religion, that we must keep as a hope and leave it up to them.
Nothing. Have you considered his views? Some people listen to respond. Some people listen to react.
Some just don't listen.
Why would anyone marry an atheist?
Tell him you'll send the muslims after him if he doesn't convert to Jesus.
Drop him off at church.
Atheism is a mental disorder that can't be fixed.
Wrong.. who are the ones with the delusion of a magic sky daddy.. Atheist are strong enough to face reality and don't need imaginary friends..I bet you believe women can have babies without a sperm donar..that a ghost just has to tell her she is pregnant..and that man comes back to life after death... roflmao....
I know nobody who has delusions of a magic sky daddy or imaginary friends.
Tess, look at it from our perspective.
Your 'father' (daddy is another word for father) who lives in the 'sky' (or heaven I suppose) who preforms miracles (or what we can consider magic).
So magic sky daddy can be considered accurate in a way. On the other hand, you haven't been very Christlike. I mean, I suppose if insulting others is Christlike behaviour...
But then why do you all of you guys believe in a magic sky daddy?
What's this magic sky daddy you atheists keep talking about.
I dont know, maybe as inbreed hicks you guys keep talking about it then forgetting?
I'm not an atheist.
Of course not; they're not inbred hicks.
Then why are they all retarded but know how to play the banjo?
But conservatives hicks don't know how to do anything besides incest
What conservative hicks?
All the conservatives
Give him an ultimatum. "Accept Jesus or accept the end of our marriage."