Humanize Me! 103: How do you tell your parents you don’t believe in God?

So you can no longer believe in God, no matter how hard you try, and you’re attempting to figure out how to – or even if you should – tell your parents. What do you do when some of your basic beliefs have shifted? How do you assure your loved ones that you continue to hold good values, and you still stand for something positive and worthwhile?

This is an increasingly common question, it turns out, and it’s something I have a little experience with myself! In fact, if you’d like to know more about my own ‘deconversion’ talk with my dad Tony, an upcoming documentary film will let you in on the conversation between us. CLICK HERE for some information on the film and a way to leave your email if you’d like to see it when it’s finished.

In this new episode of the Humanize Me podcast, my own son Roman and I attempt to answer a question from a 34-year old woman who has discovered that leaving faith behind isn’t always very easy, and telling your parents you’re no longer a Christian can be one of the hardest parts of re-defining yourself. Press play above to hear the episode, and share it with your friends who you think could benefit from hearing it.

Feel free to WRITE ME with any of your own questions or comments too! We’d love to hear from you.


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About the Author:

Bart Campolo is a secular community builder, counselor and writer who currently serves as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Cincinnati. Listen to his podcast HERE!