Dad, you shouldn't have! Really...
April 17, 2012 7:41 PM Subscribe
So, my father wrote a book. He may even have had it self-published. I'm proud of him, but since the subject matter involves his religious beliefs which I do not share, I don't really want to read it and I certainly don't want to talk to him about it. He fed-exed one of the first copies to me. What are my polite, respectful options here?
posted by anonymous to human relations (23 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
It's more important to me that I not offend him than I'm comfortable, so I will just suck it up and read it. That's probably like going to the Christmas Eve ceremonial stuff at the church which I do for my niece and nephews who are in the choir.
How do I handle being kind when his fiction is (based on what I've read of it so far) grounded in the religion that I broke away from when I moved out of his house? We're pretty far away on the matter: He's in a mainstream denomination and I'm a mostly atheistic non-believer.