Love Me, Love My Atheism. A tale of woe.

This blog is entitiled, "Love Me, Love My Atheism, or, Yet Another Reason Why I Hate Religion."

Dear reader, please allow me this one blog post to wallow in my own self-pity.

I think I have mentioned this before, but I was dating a devout Lutheran and pastor's son (ahhhhhh). We knew our religious differences going in, but I guess not to the extent they actually were. It never was a problem because it never came up. Or perhaps we made sure it wasn't a problem because we avoided the topic. Don't get me wrong, this guy was amazing. He was smart, funny, and could quote the Simpsons as well as me...but alas, that damn faith.

We both realized that there was really no future for us. We could be happy for a while, but we knew marriage and a family would be a mess, since he wanted to raise his kids Christian and I definitely did not. So it hurts, and I miss him. DAMN YOU RELIGION. YOU TOOK MY MAN FROM ME. Sigh, well it is probably for the best. Ahhh the single life.

Sniz
SWF, 21, looking for a godless heathen of a man. Enjoys long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners, and ripping apart the christian right. Turn ons include erotic readings of Bertrand Russel and arguing with evangelists. Sam Harris look-alikes preferred.

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Comment by SabreNation on January 28, 2009 at 2:16pm
Sorry to hear it Sniz. I went through the same thing around 2 years ago. I met a wonderful woman who seemed to be perfect in every way. Almost every way. She was a devout Christian and when I say devout I mean "she likes to spend all her free time reading the Bible" devout. I hoped we could just try to avoid the subject entirely but religion whether you are a theist or atheist plays a big part in everyone's life. Hoping to spend your life with someone who's beliefs are so much in conflict with your own - especially with children involved - is just impossible. It can't be done.

Keep your head up, you appear to be a very beautiful woman and from what I've seen very intelligent and funny as well. It wasn't meant to be and getting depressed about it won't change that. Just be happy it ended now and not 5 years from now when it would the heartache would be a lot worse. I've now met someone who shares my non-belief and I'm so much happier having someone who shares my non-belief. I can discuss religion with her without it spiraling into an argument. Especially with children involved, we both share a common disdain for religion so it won't be a dispute when we come to that time to discuss religion and other related things with them.

Trust me, you'll be much better off in the long run.
Comment by Sniz on January 28, 2009 at 8:50pm
Thanks SabreNation. Deep down I know it too, but it feels nice to hear encouragement from other people.
Comment by Cara Coleen on February 13, 2009 at 2:34pm
OMG! I thought I was the only one in love with Sam Harris. I <3 Sam Harris... oh, and Jon Stewart, too.

Anyway, I'm sorry about your break-up. Did he ever give you a chance to reason with him? I feel like I'd like to be an Atheist Missionary and save the poor souls from wasting their one life.

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