I believe you should practice "unconditional love", forgive and love her regardless of what she does or says, but of course do not yield what she says, be loyal to your heart not your mother, your heart and your dreams go hand in hand not your mother's or anyone else's.
I'm so sorry your mom did that to you. She's wrong to do so, regardless of her reasons. Her love for you should not be conditional, ever. You do not deserve this no matter what you have done or what you believe.
I'm a conservative Evangelical Christian. You know, one of those wacko Bible-thumpers people warn you about. I don't know what religious reasons your mother has. You didn't say. But I believe that every human being is loved by God, wholly and unconditionally, and that we who follow God are supposed to do the same to everyone around us. Which leads me to a hard conclusion: I should show love to people who hate me, who disown me, who think I'm totally wrong and should jump off a bridge. When someone stabs you in the soul like that, it's not easy. But it's better than the alternative.
Your mother may never "come around". She may never apologize. And that's awful and horrible and wrong. But I hope you can forgive her. She's clearly a flawed, scarred human being who does not understand love.
I agree with the others, I think she's trying to guilt you into changing your mind, and she'll be back when she realises you mean it. In the meantime, spending more time with your friends and their families who understand your views (or don't care either way) might be able to help with any loneliness.
Try to tell her what she did, and talk sense into her. If she doesn't take it very well, I guess you'll just have to wait and see whether she comes to her senses on her own. If she doesn't, just move on.
I'm really sorry for you. Please don't think that any of us on this forum are being sarcastic or anything, because we are (or at least I am) sincerely concerned. I hope that you find peace.
I'll be honest. I think that it takes a special kind of bitch to disown their kid over a fucking religion. Either she's not serious or she is and you're gonna have to life with it. Either way sucks but, that's life
You can cry; you need to let your emotions play their part or they'll fester inside of you until they all come spilling out in a mental breakdown.
Just don't stop living, that's all. As bad as life can get sometimes, it still goes on. I've recently just lost my great uncle and aunt. They were the closest family I had besides my folks, so it's been a huge deal for me. But life goes on. It's a harsh fact, but it's the truth.
Dumping your child over a difference of religion is generally a manipulation tactic to try to get the kid to come back to the religion. Either that or choosing the religion over the child.
As a mother myself, either one is piss-poor parenting.
If yours is anthing like mine, she will be back. Enjoy the quiet while it lasts.
It sucks that she did this, but there is nothing that you can do about what she does, you can only control what you do, and in the long run, the person you have to answer to for your actions is yourself.
Wow. So, she plain and simple does not want to talk to you because you are an atheist?. You cannot do anything to recover that relationship back without stop being an atheist?. Anyhow... WTF?. It sounds crazy. I am so sorry.
I am an atheist myself, but being raised catholic I was teached that God was first and God told us to take care of our families, specially our children. You can tell her that, use the religion thing to get her back even when you do not believe, but she does.
I am lucky there is not religious fights in my family. We are all atheists, blasphemous fellows.
I'm so jealous, that's only one half of my family. My dad's side isn't religious at all, but my mom's side makes up for it.
I think what she expected was for me to turn into a puddle and crawl back to being a Christian. What she doesn't realize is I'm her daughter, just as stubborn as she is. Thanks for the concern though, it really does help.
Gosh. I hope her and you can make it work at the end. It is ridiculous. Even if she is dissapointed, as a dissapointed parent she can ask you why you feel that way concerning religion, is not going to change the fact that you are an atheist, but everybody has a reason to believe or not; but disowing a child for this is just... no