And they happened to fall head over heals.
Now, its time to meet the parents.
How screwed is this said Atheist? Especially if the parents are heavily involved in the church. Is there a chance she can win them over with her excellent wit and charm or is this going to be strickingly similar to Meet the Parents?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:01 AM on Jun. 4, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Kaelansmom at 3:02 AM on Jun. 4, 2010
Answer by pnwmom at 3:17 AM on Jun. 4, 2010
Answer by figaro8895 at 6:25 AM on Jun. 4, 2010
Really depends on the parents not all Baptists are alike, same goes for Atheists. Be pleasant and avoid talking about religion.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:37 AM on Jun. 4, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 7:28 AM on Jun. 4, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 7:29 AM on Jun. 4, 2010
Just be careful with the relationship itself. You may both be downplaying your convictions, either thinking that they aren't that important to the other person, or that you love each other so much that you can work through these differences. Experience tells me that this can turn into an ugly beast later on. In my case, I'm agnostic, and I have no intention to raise my daughters to believe in something that I really don't think exists, but my husband, who was raised Baptist, frequently threatens to take them to church to indoctrinate them to believe what he was raised to believe. Just be cautious. The parents can put pressure on both of you, too, to follow those traditions, and if you have children together, the stakes are raised for them to really push the issue.
Answer by jsbenkert at 9:11 AM on Jun. 4, 2010
Answer by anng.atlanta at 10:20 AM on Jun. 4, 2010
Wouldn't worry too much about the whole thing. If the Baptist is OK with being in a bar & thinks nothing of being "uneaqually yoked" with an athiest, they obviously don't take their faith very seriously & problems that will no doubt occur later in their marriage, doesn't concern them.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on Jun. 4, 2010
I thought this was a joke and was waiting for the punchline lol.
I agree with the others. Be yourself and keep religion very low key. Good luck!
Answer by beeky at 11:13 AM on Jun. 4, 2010