I saw this video from The Thinking Atheist. I’m a fan of the videos these guys put out, but this one I’m not convinced is the right message. It basically says, “Loved ones who barrage me with concern and prayers, you are not welcome in my life.”
Let me be clear. I went to the video description, and the video maker gives a rationale for the video. Check it here.
They probably don’t mean for the video to have the extreme message that I’m interpreting. I think they want to put a kibosh on the families who won’t let it down that one of their family members is a non-believer so they constantly address it, call about it, pray about it, obsess over it.
But there is a divisive element of the video that strikes me as the wrong way to work with family over this matter. I mean, “Nothing more to talk about”? Isn’t that a little extreme? We have jobs, kids, interests, cooking, the weather, dogs, cats, etc. to talk about. I’ve found there are lots of things to talk about that don’t include belief or non.
The declaration of “Nothing to talk about” is too far to take it.
What do you think?