I've got one issue that is still ongoing. It's not severe enough for me to really freak out, but over time, it's getting REALLY old. I've told my parents a few years ago, that I am a firm atheist. My mom and dad are very spiritual, but not christian. They are into paganism, I guess you could say. They believe in not only their gods and godesses, but others from other religions as well. Whenever I have an issue in my life, and I feel I could turn to my mom and ask for advice, this happens. Instead of giving me useful real-life advice, she tells me to "ask the gods" for help, spitting out a different god's name depending on the situation. I tell her every time, "mom...I don't believe in that." And her response is always "well it still wouldn't hurt to ask them." It's intensely frustrating to have my mom undermine my own very strong personal belief. I don't know if she feels that I am not "sure" of an existence of a higher power, even though I've made it perfectly clear that I don't believe there is one. When she approaches me with this it's not with bad intentions, and it's never forceful. The fact of the matter is that I'm an adult with my own ability to believe what I want. I never get mad and scream at her for approaching me like this. I want to find a way to explain to her that I don't appreciate her pushing aside my belief like it's petty nonsense, without hurting her feelings. About 4 years ago, when my parents "discovered" their religion, my mom tried so hard to get me and my sister to participate in rituals and other events. She tried to make a family coven. I told her straightforward that I don't want to participate, because it goes against how I feel. She immediately proceeded to cry and guilt trip me saying things such as "fine I guess you don't want to be a part of this family". That enraged me and I said to her "Will you look at yourself? You're no better than some crazed christian trying to force their family to go to church!!!" Ever since that day she shut up about trying to get me to participate in her rituals.