Originally Posted by Daniel
Just a thought here: how do you think your family would react if you were straight and didn't believe in God? Would anything be different?
I guess I am wondering if there is a piling up of issues here. Is the matter really just about God?
I'm glad that you can be open about this here. You aren't alone you know.
This is a good question. It has taken me decades to get to the point where my family, friends, neighbors, and relatives treat me with dignity and respect as an openly gay man. It has not been easy.
So now to say, "Oh by the way, I also don't believe in God," is like going all the way back to square one. I will have to go through the whole "coming out" process all over again
I'm 57. I'm not sure I'm up for another fight. But at the same time, my brain tells me that I'm not being an honest person. Living an honest life is important to my happiness.
Maybe it would be much easier if I just believed in God. But until I have some convincing evidence, the part of my brain that controls reason will no longer allow that.
Besides, believing that this is probably the only party we get and there's not another party after this one helps me to enjoy the party even more.