It was bound to happen sooner or later...

Because I clearly don't understand how Facebook News Feed works, my wife just found out about my newly discovered atheism, before I had a chance to bring the subject up by my own choice.

I had posted a comment on Sam Harris's Facebook right after the little girl in Effingham, IL was murdered (see my earlier blog post).  So I got in a small Facebook argument with a Christian who disagreed with my take on prayer.  Well, it turns out my wife saw my post, and responded with a bewildered "???"  That was not the way I wanted to handle things, but now the cat's out of the bag, so I am going to have to be honest with her.  

I'll keep you posted on how things work out...

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Comment by Unseen on September 24, 2013 at 2:02pm

Facebook sucks. They're always changing it in mystifying ways. I hardly use it except to participate in the group Feminism is for Everybody, where I post under a different handle.

Comment by Ayida Smith on September 24, 2013 at 2:36pm
Wow. Your Blogs help me more than you could ever know!
Comment by Unseen on September 24, 2013 at 2:41pm

Mine or ATH's?

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on September 24, 2013 at 4:07pm

Don't debate Science topics. Keep it to the nature of faith and beliefs. Do not deny the existence of God. It is just that you don't believe what some other people believe. Hope all goes smoothly.

Comment by Kairan Nierde on September 24, 2013 at 11:21pm

Awkward. Well, when you talk about thorny things like this, I think respectful and sincerity go a long way. Listen attentively and try not to let emotions get high. It may take time for her to accept it but that's ok. Good luck.

Comment by Belle Rose on September 25, 2013 at 12:12am
Breath a sigh of relief! You're free! Now she knows the truth and you no longer have to hide. You'll both be much better for it. Even if she initially reacts with hurt, or hard feelings, you will ultimately be stronger for being able to be "True" to her....even if the Truth hurts. It will all be OK....You'll see....women LOVE their men and I'm sure she loves you. You'll be in my thoughts :-) best wishes
Comment by Gallup's Mirror on September 25, 2013 at 12:17am

Wishing both of you the best possible outcome, A.T.

Comment by Physeter on September 25, 2013 at 2:16am

You posted about your atheism (that you're trying to keep secret) using an online account that was linked to your real name? An account that the people you were trying to hide it from knew belonged to you?

Yeah, getting found out was bound to happen under those circumstances. I guarantee you nobody I know in real life calls me "Physeter."

Good luck, buddy.

Comment by A. T. Heist on September 25, 2013 at 10:28am

So far, so good.

Comment by H3xx on September 25, 2013 at 9:41pm

Good luck Albert. tell me how it turns out.

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