Posted: Feb 12, 2017 5:36 pm
by laklak
If others find comfort in religion then who am I to rain on their parade? Believe what you choose to believe, or as a famous Liverpudlian once put it, "Whatever gets you through the night, it's all right".

I just ask that I be afforded the same consideration. Most people do, actually, and the subject of religion doesn't come up. Given where I live that's probably because they think everyone is religious by default. They don't ask "are you religious?" or "do you go to church?", they say "what church do you go to?" I generally say "I'm not much of a churchgoer" and leave it at that, but their assumption that I'm a Believer remains. I don't flaunt my atheism, not because I fear social disapprobation, but because there's zero to be gained from engaging with the closed minded. I remember one conversation when I said "I'm an atheist", and the response was "well that's fine, but you still believe in God, right?" Like I said, zero gain.