Discussion by: Stefan Depuydt
First of all, forgive me, I am not very smart and my english is bad since it is not my first language. The fourth I think before Dutch, french and German.
I am an atheïst. I was raised secular. Today, a theïstic freind was telling me about her son and how she hopes he is in heaven, so she can be with him after her death. As an atheïst, I would tell her, there is no God, there is no heaven and I will tell you why. But she was really depressed and as I said a close friend and yes she knows that I am an atheïst. But she looked at me to confirm that her son is in heaven and that she would see him again. I changed to subject. I couldn't tell her the truthed that would have made her more depressed. I couldn't lie either, I don't know why, I just couldn't say yes he is in heaven. How do you handle a situation like this?
Once again forgive me for my bad english.