Revealing Atheism to Religious Parents
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 30 October 2011, Question 4
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 30 October 2011, I answered a question on revealing atheism to religious parents.
How much should I tell my parents about my beliefs, given that I'm still financially dependent on them? I'm in college, and if I told my parents that I'm an atheist, they'd probably stop paying my tuition. Should I tell them now, or wait until I'm done with college?
My Answer, In Brief: A person in college is not obliged to tell his parents everything, but to live a lie or seek values from others under false pretenses is self-destructive.
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