Boy, what a topic. Most of my family on my mom's side are religious to the point of being fundamentalist Christians, so if I'm asked a question during a religious debate with any of them, and I know I can answer it honestly but it could blow their mind, I refrain.
However, last week a few days before going to Detroit to see Eminem for my first time, and being a long time huge fan of the genius that is Marshall Mathers, I got a tattoo that's a red backwards E outlined in black on my side calf. This, like my other 3 tattoo's, is simply a symbol that means many different things to me. To my aunt when she saw it, it meant I worshipped Eminem as a false god.....yeah.
I told her she was wrong about that, when she then asked if I worshipped Jesus and would I get a tattoo of him on my body? I told her I believe in one God of the universe, it's just not the same God she has in mind. Followed by telling her I would not get a Jesus tat because to me that would be sacrilegious. lol
My views on religion have changed drastically over the years based on one thing, knowledge. So, every time I hit the point where I know I'm about to crush one of their ideas or beliefs, I just sort of shrug, shake my head a bit, and look defeated. But, if the aunt comes at me with how Em is a devil worshipper yada, yada, yada...she may have her faith shook a bit.