I work at a grocery store. a lady came up to me and told me I looked familiar and she said, "I know I've seen you at (name of her church.)" I said I had never heard of the church and she asked me if I'd like to come, I said, "No maam, I'm an atheist." She looked at me, horrified, and left. a while later my manager came and said a woman had complained that I had insulted her church. I was dumbfounded, and told him what happened. He said, "well from now on, keep your opinions to yourself."
Whaaat??? What should I have done? what would you have done?
Is it not okay for me to be open about my atheism?
I was on the closet all my life until college. Now I am out in the open and I don't hide it anymore. Why should I?
(also sorry if this is in the wrong forum.)
That's not really comparable. Religious affiliation is directly related to church attendance. Being a creationist is not directly related to going to the museum, unless perhaps it's a museum of natural history with a focus on evolution.
Many people would answer 'No thanks; I'm not really into museums." That's a more analogous response to the original scenario.