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OK. So I'm not sure what I belive in, but I know I'm having a hard time believing Christian beliefs or creationalism. All of my family is Christian, though my parents are not hard-core. How do I bring it up to my mom that I don't necessarily believe what they do?
Make sure you stress that it wasn't anything that your mom's done that caused you to disbelieve creationism, that it's just what you believe. Try to explain that you want to explore other beliefs instead of just blindly believing something (if that's what you're trying to do). If she gets upset, stay calm and give her time to cool down, then come back again with logical "arguments," or just statements. She still might not be too happy about it, but she'll have to accept it eventually. She can't force you to believe anything.
I basically agree with you, my thoughts are just don't spring it on her. Do not tell her on the way out the door, or while your all busy. Tell your mom you have something to disscuse and then disscuse a night when you have nothing else to do. Oh and don't get mad at her, most likly she hasn't done anything wrong.
While I know that you're asking how to tell your mom about not believing, I highly suggest instead that you read the Bible to help you regain your faith. Every Christian has times where they wonder, but it is VERY important that you don't lose the opportunity to have Jesus in your life. I bet saying this makes me sound obsessed (if my picture didn't say it enough), but you have been very blessed to be born into a family of Christians. Don't lose that chance to have God do something wonderful in your life. Just read the Bible and pray to God to help you come back to Him. Please please don't take the easy route and think that you just don't believe. Just pray :)
In_Love_with_Writing: Keeper did say that he/she doesn't necessarily believe what his/her family does. That isn't really a certain thing either way. But, Keeper, if you think there's still a chance that you might still believe creationism, don't make it sound like you're becoming atheistic or whatever.
I've had this problem for a while, and my family is Catholic which makes the issue even more graphic. I became the black sheep in my family all because I was different from their beliefs. In hindsight a gentle approach would be to find beliefs and state the ones that you do believe in not raging about the ones you don't. My current beliefs are a mix of many religions. One of my best friend's is a PK and he's agnostic. He told his dad that he believes that he doesn't have to state his firm beliefs just as long as he is a good person that if he follows a "correct" moral ground he's sure to end up in the same place his dad will even if he doesn't call it "heaven."
You can read one of my college essays I posted on here the obstacle one, that sort of explains how I dealt with it in a brief way, if you wish