I just got a phone call from my mother and she had a very concerned demeanor. Apparently, my father told her earlier tonight that I am an atheist. She was very disappointed in me. I was completely caught off guard by the call for the following reason: I thought she already knew. For the past ten year, I have not been shy about being a nonbeliever and would be considered an outspoken atheist by most.
By the way, her reaction when I confirmed her suspicions was: "An atheist, that just sounds so bad."