A recent question How do I tell my Mom I'm Agnostic? was closed as a duplicate. We've actually got three older questions that cover the topic of conflicting religions between children and parents.
- Breaking my rejection of christianity to my parents (asked by a 20 year old who no longer "self-identifies as Christian")
- How do I tell my parents I'm no longer Christian? (asked by a 20 year old who is now a deist)
- How do I tell my mom that I am not Christian? (asked by a teenager who is now a druid)
The question is currently being considered for reopening. I'm quoting the most comprehensive comment about the reasoning here:
Voting to reopen because the other questions were about how adult children who have the ability to not be in the home with the parents should handle the situation. This OP is "a young kid" so there are definitely different power dynamics here. The other questions don't address the unique challenges of a younger child living at home addressing their parents about such a big religious decision.
There are essentially three possible choices, which I'd like to get input from the community on.
The question should be reopened because it is substantially different enough.
The question should be left closed.
The question should be closed as a duplicate, but the linked duplicates aren't the best selection. (These can be altered, but it's not a simple one-click operation and I might need non-mods helping out with the process.)