View Poll Results: Would you ever disown a family member?

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  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonpartyfan View Post
    What if your brother molested a child? These absolutes are really lame. Or what if you found out your mom was cheating on your dad? Your your sister killed a guy?

    You have no choice in who your family, are, thats why I'm confused.
    I would say that it's a lot easier to declare such absolutes when you are part of a family that doesn't have (or has never visibly manifested) the kind of serious dysfunctions that do lead to disownment.

    Also, for what it's worth, the kind of examples you list aren't necessarily a valid reason for disownment (although they all could be)

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    I wouldn't disown anyone personally, but there are many uncles and great uncles I dont see anymore or haven t seen since I was christened. My dads side of the family, is very dysfunctional

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostpanther View Post
    Sure it is. Which is why opinions of how bad someone is, can be subjective and easily be based on one's own bias or standards.
    So basically, you just ignored what I said. Gotcha.

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    Blood means nothing. I was disowned by my own mother because I was an obstacle to her happiness, literally her reason.

    After my father died, she found a new man, but there was little me who she had to take care of, which got in a way of their relationship. The decision was made, I was disowned and put into the care of an orphanage, had to live there for almost half a year before my grandparents, mother's parents who lived in another city, picked me up and became my official guardians. I was later sent abroad to study, so I didn't live my grandparents either. My mother's happiness didn't last long though, few years later she died. Karma is a bitch.

    Personally, I would disown a relative, only if they did something horrible or unacceptable though.

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    I should be disowned by mine and have been by most of it. I'm rather worthless.
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    Family is the most important thing in my life. That being said for me to disown family member would take something really extreme done on their part.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Amadeus View Post
    Yep voting for Trump, no joke, I am not in contact with any family that voted for Trump or at least has ever said so or talked about it, but if they had they'd be disowned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Najnaj View Post
    Voting Trump is not some silly shit though. If you take a look at what he has done, his statements and his track record to date and still vote Trump that is a big problem. Voting Trump isn't like voting Reagan who is a political choice I do not agree with but a valid choice non the less. If someone votes Trump in the next election they are not even on speaking terms with reality.
    Someone is watching CNN to much...want me to burst your delusional bubble?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raelbo View Post
    So basically, you just ignored what I said. Gotcha.
    No. Or I would have not even answered you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Amadeus View Post


    Have you ever or would you ever disown a family member?

    Yes, basically anyone who is basically being a abusive and choosing to be a criminal.


    Is there anything you would disown a family member for?

    Yep voting for Trump, no joke, I am not in contact with any family that voted for Trump or at least has ever said so or talked about it, but if they had they'd be disowned.

    And no wouldn't tolerate racist, sexist or homophobic people around me on a personal level, nor abusive, or criminal. I do recognize people fall on hard times but some choices are not nearly as difficult as others.

    Unless someones criminal behavior in the past literally involved something where it was there survival and the law, I can look past it.
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  9. #69
    My sister essentially disowned our family; her mind was poisoned by the man who was previously my stepdad, but we are all waiting for her to see sense and come back. I personally feel disowned by my fathers side of the family also, but because they never heard my side of a story I genuinely cannot be bothered with them. If they want to mend broken bridges that's fine, but I am not interested in people who don't seem to care about me
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    Quote Originally Posted by ls- View Post
    Blood means nothing. I was disowned by my own mother because I was an obstacle to her happiness, literally her reason.

    After my father died, she found a new man, but there was little me who she had to take care of, which got in a way of their relationship. The decision was made, I was disowned and put into the care of an orphanage, had to live there for almost half a year before my grandparents, mother's parents who lived in another city, picked me up and became my official guardians. I was later sent abroad to study, so I didn't live my grandparents either. My mother's happiness didn't last long though, few years later she died. Karma is a bitch.

    Personally, I would disown a relative, only if they did something horrible or unacceptable though.
    Bah...

    hate to see this story Is-

    My mother did everything for us...

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    Not really disown but if I don't want to speak to someone I just don't. And it would have to be for a far more serious issue than something petty like voting for the Fat Retard currently in office. If I did I'd basically lose more than half my family and a significant amount of my close friends over something temporary.

    The only person I've "disowned" is my brother for the way he treated my father. I won't go into details but its been quite a few years since we have spoken and it's not going to change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilrak View Post
    lol the hypocrisy of this coming from a christian.
    Baptised and took sacraments just because it's the norm for any christian born kid, and I did it because a) my parents would be happy that way b) I would be able to never step foot inside a church again after confirmation, but I never gave 2 shits about god or jesus honestly and that's exactly my point .

    I can scream blasphemy all day and night and no one will ever do anything about it, try that among muslims and you might be able to catch a glipse of your neck insides.
    There is a whole region in Italy known for using blasphemy as a conjunction between sentences .
    Christianity is really weak as a religion while Islam instead is an iron fist ruling tool and as I hate being subject to stupid rules that particular religion is everything I stand against.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundebuns View Post
    My sister essentially disowned our family; her mind was poisoned by the man who was previously my stepdad, but we are all waiting for her to see sense and come back. I personally feel disowned by my fathers side of the family also, but because they never heard my side of a story I genuinely cannot be bothered with them. If they want to mend broken bridges that's fine, but I am not interested in people who don't seem to care about me
    Life's too short.

    Fuck em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilrak View Post
    If they hold very extreme opinions, I fail to see the problem.

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    I can just hear the tolerance drip from this post.
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    Already have, namely for my sexuality was a butt end of their jokes. In a tough spot to break ice? "Hey, my brother and your brother could hook up." Need attention turned towards you? "I think my brother could have done X in any bathroom, that sneaky devil." Then always looked to me to get money for a drug fix. So no, not a member of my family any more.

    And I know family member who disowned others like myself for voting not strict Democratic in local elections, something I just won't do cause exchange of ideas, yadda yadda yadda.

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    I don't disown anything I'm not petty. I would stop communicating with them actively if they called me or whatever I am mature enough to answer but I wouldn't go out of my way for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valax View Post
    Yes , if anybody in my family converted to islam
    I don't follow this logic. Islam is just as bullshit as any of the other religions so why would you care?

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    I think less of you for your justification, but if you're willing to demonize and disown family who voted for Trump permanently then I don't suppose you'd care.

    Have you ever or would you ever disown a family member?

    Somewhat. I don't communicate with my Aunt (my father's sister) at all. I haven't spoken to her in months and the extent of my contact is my name on a birthday/Christmas card.

    Is there anything you would disown a family member for?

    She did quite a lot of shit. While my Grandmother (her mother) was mentally deteriorating she took advantage of her quite a bit, would play these pathetic almost games, trying to be the favorite child etc but she did fuck all. One of those people who did nothing to look after an elderly relative but wanted to be thought of as someone who did, even to neighbors who knew she did nothing. Following my grandmothers death she immediately rummaged through her possessions and sold her engagement and marriage rings so quickly that it can't have been a great deal. She also took some other stuff and agreed to the sale of other things at below what they were worth. That's 100% on my father being naive and trusting her after decades of her being a cunt, but we pretty much cut her out after that.

    She also had zero contact when my father died, didn't even attend his funeral despite being notified. So fuck her tbh. I might go to her funeral so I can piss on the grave but other than that, I've just maintained minimal contact. Certainly not for my father's sake, he hated her by the end too. After my father's death my mother and I both made wills to ensure she gets nothing in the event of our deaths.

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    https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-e...226-story.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by vindicatorx View Post
    I don't disown anything I'm not petty. I would stop communicating with them actively if they called me or whatever I am mature enough to answer but I wouldn't go out of my way for them.

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    I don't follow this logic. Islam is just as bullshit as any of the other religions so why would you care?
    Because in my eyes it's self inflicted slavery and a miserable existence , if you read the follow ups I already stated why i think that

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    Quote Originally Posted by valax View Post
    Because in my eyes it's self inflicted slavery and a miserable existence , if you read the follow ups I already stated why i think that
    And you don't think Christianity has all that? I mean the bible has sections about how much you have to pay a girl's father for raping her, how to beat your slaves, and other just as awful shit. That and Christians have done way worse in the past. I mean if you want to ignore all the facts I guess that's your prerogative.

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