Whom we so respect and cherish: We celebrate the brief moments we have been
given on this planet to share close moments and intelligent conversation.
We love that you often invite us to your home for our kids to play together
and have their nurturing social time. But recently, unfortunately, we made
a huge mistake: we allowed our young one to have a sleepover with you and
your children on a chilly, early spring Saturday night. Our arrangement was
to pick up our child in the mid-afternoon Sunday. We thought it would only
be an innocent play-weekend night, yet, as it was explained to us by our
young person's mind and voice, you decided to haul off all the children to
your favored church for services and indoctrination without permission from
us. My dear friends, as much as we love you and your kids, you must
understand that you are absolutely NOT responsible for our child's (or our
family's) "spiritual" or religious upbringing or "education." Please see
this and take note: We are a proud secular family unit: we are Atheists,
Humanists, Freethinkers and, above all, we are positively FREE from the
fears of those fictitious biblical elements which we feel are detrimental
to an intelligent society's advance in a world community and to a worldwide
peace. We highly respect and admire all cultures, languages and beliefs.
But once you attempt to drag our souls and minds (and those of our loved
ones) into your cloudy abyss full of fairy tales and lies, then our
friendship is considered "in limbo" until you respect our non-belief. We
are willing to accept your next invitation once you accept our denial of
your imaginary god.