Originally Posted by munchausen
I'm an atheist but I hardly ever say it in real life. I found out long ago that it's just asking for a really annoying conversation, and I am tired of trying to explain to people why "you can't PROVE there's no god!!!" isn't a valid argument.
A few months ago, my sister and brother-in-law took my parents out for dinner. From all reports, my brother-in-law had a few too many, and something set him off, and he began loudly and angrily proclaiming his own atheism, and accusing my parents of being members of a cult, and continued ranting so loudly and angrily and at such great length that- according to my father- he ended up clearing out their section of the restaurant.
Also, he refuses to visit my parents' house during the Christmas season, so my sister just shows up without him. He lives 20 minutes away. I think I've seen him twice in the last year.