Every time my boyfriend meets someone new, he tells that person that I am Wiccan. There are several reasons this is not good! First and most importantly, I am not Wiccan, I am Atheist I believe in some of the principals of a variety of faiths/or traditions, but the basis of those beliefs is not religious, rather it is humanistic. It is the basic principals most humans value, things like trying to be kind to others, not lieing, being ethical, working hard, trying to learn new things, being good stewards of the earth, not killing anyone, that sort of thing. I believe in the power of the natural world, and of cosmic forces in the universe. This leads him to believe that I somehow believe in magic crystals and fairies.
Another thing that bothers me about this is that he thinks he should just go about telling others about my faith, he also tell others my political views, and my position on abortion, how much I make. I don't tell others what he thinks, or about private matters.
I have asked him not to say anything about me to other people, but he does not respect that. I have also told him repeatedly that I am NOT Wiccan. Why does he refuse to accept that? I think maybe he can't wrap his mind around someone just not having a religious affiliation.
I might be wrong, but maybe it is due to his being from Texas and raised in a typical Texas way, (based on the stereotypes, and on what he has told me about his family) I believe that he may have a very hard time dealing with his own confusion about religion. He has expressed that he tried a lot of different sects of Christianity but that none of them really fit the bill for him so to speak. He has really been confused by family members to the point that he has no idea what to believe, but I think he feels obligated to believe in something, or that he needs the false sense of stability that Christianity tries to instill.
To that end maybe he thinks that everyone needs to believe in something and that is why he tries to categorize me into some sort of faith.
The confusion is within him not within me! I have tried to explain my views several times. What more can I do to help him understand that A. Don't tell people things about me that are not true! and B. Don't try to indoctrinate me into any sort of faith!