i listen to rock bands now, i ussed to listen to heavy metal but i turned soft and my parents are pissed off telling me that bands are the reason i dont believe in god and they won't let me go to a MAYDAY PARADE concert! i told them that was stupid. they took away my ipod annd now all i have is my laptop, so yeah im stuck with no music and i cang get them to understand that their being unfair and unreasonable.
Most Helpful Guy
Hmm that is stupid, I'm not sure that you can convince them though. You cannot reason someone out of a position they did not reason themselves into. You could try logically bringing it up and pointing out why that's not why you became atheist, but I'm not sure it'll work. I'm sorry.1
Most Helpful Girl
Wow, this is the reason I don't follow any religion whatsoever. I'm not an atheist, I happen to be very spiritual and feel there is a source for all that is. But religions are just humans' way of trying to make sense of it and control each other.
Since you're still a teen and obviously living under your parents' roof then I'm sorry to tell you, you're just gonna have to bite the bullet and put up with their rules until you're out on your own. You have your own reasons for not believing in a God or whatever, but I highly doubt it has anything to do with the music you've listened to. Heck, when I was your age I didn't believe in anything myself. It wasn't until I grew older, started working on improving myself, began meditating that I learned there was something more out there than what our eyes can see.
Your parents are just trying to be good parents. In their minds, their actions are protecting/helping you. You can't fault them for not knowing what they don't know. Just give them some slack, accept them for who they are. Maybe if you relax and don't give them the typical teen attitude for a while, they'll consider giving you your stuff back. Maybe...0