So I found out today my sister-in-law wants me to be the Godfather for my 14yr old nephew's first communion. I don't think she knows that I'm an atheist, but my brother definitely knows and I wondered why he didn't tell her being as loose lipped as he is. I know the church expects me to be a "confirmed Catholic" and I have received Eucharist so I could fake it, but it will make me feel like a total hypocrite. I certainly don't want to encourage my nephew into believing this non-sense, but I feel like just getting it over with maybe the lesser of two evils. I don't want my nephew to think it has anything to do with him as he looks up to me even more so than his father (because I'm so awesome) and I don't want him to feel like I'm letting him down.
This is one of the more ridiculous dogmatic rituals in my opinion and have a special distaste for it. Holy crackers don't equal space, zombie, Jesus flesh. So this is definitely a dilemma for me and wonder what you fellow heathens would do in my position. Hopefully this is an offer I can refuse.