We share some mutual beliefs! I definitely don't think it's okay to make someone upset when you know they'd never accept it.
Only my dad knows. Everyone knows I'm gay, but I think that's enough coming out for a while. They had a hard enough time accepting that. My dad is too smart to hate and be a bigot. He understands.
Well, we can come together and be heathens living in harmony. :)
i'm with Reggie. we don't have enough information to say that Misty is being dishonest. I'm an out atheist, but not everyone understands how we arrive at this point in our lives, no matter how much we explain or justify.
There's something to be said for handing uncomfortable subjects with a certain amount of discretion. That's not the same as subversion.
I always ask myself "If I tell this person, is it serving my own selfish desires in such a way that it makes their life worse?"
This is exactly my reason for not disclosing my personal philosophy to everyone in my life. I don't carry on a pretense of belief, but I don't overtly state my lack of belief. I guess that I am fortunate because the people in my life do not push me to discuss religion.
It's funny, you know.
I feel like I'm keeping my older family members from watching a scary movie because I know they'll have nightmares the next night.
Sometimes I find it funny that this is such a life-altering thing when it's ALL IMAGINARY!
No Grandma....that's special effects. The blood isn't real. Why don't we watch something else?