Bonesy's Blahg

A Prompted Confession

Not many people know this about me, as it’s such a fiery subject & I normally try to avoid hate mail … But since I’m new to this blogging thing & only have a handful of readers, this is as safe a place to come out as I’m likely to find.  I’m an atheist. (Get it?  FIERY?! *sigh*)  There!  I said it!  Go ahead, I’ll wait while most of you quickly close this window & delete me from your facebook friends list.  All done now?  Anybody left?   <crickets>   Okay then

Despite my lack of belief, I worked hard at keeping it from my kids.  And then I let them become Baptists. “Let” might not be quite the right word.  “Encouraged” is probably more like it.  When a church rep came door to door & asked if they might like to attend Vacation Bible School, I was like “Hells yes!”  (There may or may not have been a funny look & a quick prayer thrown up to the heavens.)  I was a stay-at-home mom of 4!  Free babysitting for a week?  Sign me up, even if it does come with a side of brainwashing! (Simmer down, Baptists… I’d have said the same thing about ANY religion!)

It wasn’t long before they were attending every Sunday… Then twice on Sunday… Then twice on Sunday + Wednesday evenings.  And not long after that, we had our first church outing.  Skate night with the bible thumpers!  Since the kids were little & pretty break-able, I choked on set  aside my personal feelings & took my kids skating.  To church hymns.  I didn’t even know skating rinks HAD hymns in their playlists!  It was like getting Punk’d, without the “haha we got you” part.  I thought they would eventually get to the contemporary christian music… Uh, no.   It was hymns, then a prayer break, then more hymns… By the time we got to the second prayer break, I was out of there.  It might have been a little rude to drag my kids walk out mid-prayer, but I had choked on set aside my beliefs long enough.  Also, I’m pretty sure if anyone peeked & saw me rolling my eyes & making faces with my head held high (because I’m just that mature) while everyone else was fervently praying, I might would have been escorted out anyway. 

Now that my kids are older, they all know my stance on religion.  But they’re still Baptists (even if they typically don’t attend church).  Which just proves my point that atheism isn’t contagious & I’m not that into brainwashing.

(As a point of note, this post is in response to San Diego Momma’s PrompTuesday, which I totally broke the rules of.  If you know me, this is not a surprise.  If you don’t know me… I just confided in you, so now you know something most of my friends & family don’t.  And thanks for stopping by!)

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May 18, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

10 Comments »

  1. I love rule-breakers!

    And heathens!

    Comment by San Diego Momma | May 18, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks! I did adhere to the 10 minute rule, though, which totally shows up in this post.

      Comment by bonesysblahg | May 18, 2010 | Reply

  2. My friend, regardless of what you do or don’t believe in I still love you – Of course, you know that I’m going to pray for you….you know just cause I’m cool like that…not to mention it’s what us people who do believe in God do!! 😉

    Comment by Kelly | May 18, 2010 | Reply

  3. Well have at it, chick! I won’t judge!! And while you’re at it, maybe pray really hard that I don’t get a lot of hate mail & most of my friends list doesn’t disappear, mm-kay? Thanks!

    Comment by bonesysblahg | May 18, 2010 | Reply

  4. I’m IN SHOCK!.. no.. REALLY!… j/k 🙂 atheism or no, you have a great heart and are a far better person than some of the snob nosed christians I have had the pleasure of meeting over the years. Yes, this from a Catholic, who to her parents horror is a practicing lutheran.. ((snicker))… I’ll always love you, just as you are.

    Comment by Greek | May 18, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks, Greek! A Lutheran isn’t so bad… isn’t that like Catholic Lite? Let’s just keep the atheism thing from your mom. She used to love me!

      Comment by bonesysblahg | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  5. Unrules, baby! That’s the name of the game. And heathens are good, too.

    Can’t even fathom skating to hymns. That just blows my mind.

    P.S. I’m a former Ohio girl. So, hi!

    Comment by Da Goddess | May 19, 2010 | Reply

    • Well, at least “Onward Christian Soldier” KIND OF has a beat! The rest, well… not so much.

      Thanks for stopping in & leaving a comment! I’m a FORMER former Ohio girl myself. Then I came back. I think it had something to do with the fact that I couldn’t catch a Buckeyes game in southern Cali… and maybe family. Not sure about the “family” part. Really, what kind of reason is THAT?

      Comment by bonesysblahg | May 19, 2010 | Reply

  6. I like ‘authentic’ people no matter what their beliefs. I will always respect and like who you are because you are about as authentic as it gets….but you already know how I feel 🙂

    Comment by Missy | May 19, 2010 | Reply

    • Yeah, I do already know… and it means so much! Thanks, Missy!

      Comment by bonesysblahg | May 19, 2010 | Reply


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