So for Mother’s Day I bought my mom the book Free Will by Sam Harris. The first half of my life I had religion pushed on me, now it’s my turn to push back with reason and knowledge ?
Yes, because the main priority for someone nearly 40 should be to push back against a mother who is either close to or well into her 60's. And the second kick in the teeth is to show appreciation for all she's done by giving her (on her day) what you want her to have vs. something she may have wanted - like something to make her life easier. This is why I hate atheists and refer to myself as a non-theist - there are fewer people that use that word and too many jerks that use the other.