Wow. I never thought I'd do that. difficult child is very mentally ill. The gravity of the situation hits me harder every day. I was ordering books online for her. First, I told her that she had to clean her room and she was up in arms about that because it's "my room". Then she gave me the title of the 3rd book she wanted: The Satanic Bible My first reaction is that Satan is from the bible, so if you're an atheist and don't believe in God how can you believe in Satan? That led to my education that the Church of Satan isn't about devil worship. It's allegedly about living with self respect and humility. However, the 11 "statements" and the 9 "sins" have NOTHING to do with humility. Things like - the freedom to express your true nature in anyway you see fit; not to suppress yourself, and freedom to express your opinions without fear of judgment, ridicule or embarrassment and you only answer to yourself and, well basically, eugenics. I told difficult child that this goes against everything I believe and what I want to teach my children, and that I'm not paying for it. When she has her own money, if she wants to buy it, more power to her. However, I am not buying it. I suspect I won't be hearing from her the rest of the night. Maybe not for a while. I'm ok with that. She told me that she already believed in these things and my response was, "Yeah, and you're hard to live with." I am certainly not giving her any ammunition. I told her that those statements have nothing to do with humility, but of course I'm wrong and am just reading it wrong and taking it all out of context. I told her that society has expectations of one's behavior and this won't get her anywhere in her life. Of course, she'll take this to the therapist as just more proof of how unfair and miserable her life is. I'm so weary.