First, thanks for the humorous post. I often wonder how many closet Atheists are doing things just to make their Theist, etc. family members happy. The fact that you were bribed with dinner is ludicrous and your reaction in my opinion fucking rocks! Good for you! The reality is that the whole thing is a fucking bribe. Pascal's Wager is for those that are such sniveling spineless cowards that they will do anything to be on the winning side, no matter what. It makes me think of Bill Maher in "Religulous," exclaiming after he just spoke with the parishioners of the trucker church, "it's like the lotto, you can't get saved if you don't play!" I feel that if a family member really loves you, I mean, that unconditional love which is really supposed to exist with people that you regard as your family---in essence, what defines family---then they should love you regardless of what you believe about said fictional characters which may have little houses where they act out the make-believe, etc.