I was in a personal conversation with people at work about dating and what minimum requirements were in selecting someone to date. One of my big requirements is that he is somewhere between agnostic to atheist. I don’t want to risk offending someone I’m in an intimate relationship with. I like to talk about my views, so I know it would come up. And I don’t need to be “saved” because I simply don’t believe that there is a god.
So I told these people from work that I’m an atheist and they were fine with it. One of them even brought up the fact that I wouldn’t want a date to try to save me.
One of the other women is in the dating game and we asked her how she finds dates if she’s not using a dating site. She says she finds them at her church.
I immediately wanted to tell her I’m sorry if I offended her by saying I’m an atheist. I’m sure she’s not offended because of it, so why did I feel like that?
I reasoned myself out of saying sorry, thankfully. I think that more people need to be openly atheist / agnostic so that it doesn’t feel offensive to say it out loud.