Im a christian dating an atheist
Look, I'm not denying that there was probably a really nice guy named Jesus who said a lot of things that sounded prophetic.He was in our history books along with a bunch of other people.I like to believe there's something out there, some mysterious universal power, but it's not anything I try to define or pretend to understand.In fact, I embrace the enigma of it all and, as my best friend -- a self-described Buddhist -- likes to say, "all we know is that we just don't know." Can't we just embrace the mystery of life, simply be good and hope for the best? My Christian boyfriend jokingly calls me an imp -- and I call him a fruitcake.I mean, I'm in a relationship with my boyfriend and God.Well, his Christian God (a God I don't believe in).(It's also a great excuse to throw a fancy party with all the people you love.) He thinks pre-marital sex is unholy, and I don't think I can marry someone without having a trial run.
Many of us have accepted that if we want to have a child with a partner -- while our clocks are ticking like the bells of Westminster Abbey -- we may have to compromise instead of waiting around for the elusive Mr. I really thought by now I'd be married to my childhood fantasy (Mr.It started out as one of those close friendships that blossomed into something deeper over a three-year period (don't they say those are the best kinds? I grew up in a household where religion was non-existent.), but the deeper we went, the more I realized how much value he places on the Christian community from which he sprung, and just how important his faith is to him. Dad is a staunch atheist, mom a wayward Hindu (she eats Big Macs and never prays).Here's a sliver of the type of conversation we've had more than once:"Jesus used to say..." (boyfriend says) "Please don't quote Jesus.You know it makes me uncomfortable." (me, all squirmy) "I wish you would open your mind a bit more.