Originally Posted by andrewlittle
You, Rick, are authentic about who you are. Okay, so you have reasons you may not want to disclose what you think about religion. One is courageous, the other, since there are really no losers unless you feel you are one, is simply being guarded. Different things, I think.
It occurred to me reading his post that disclosing one's sexuality is very different than disclosing one's belief about the existence of God.
Telling others that one is gay has nothing to do with another person's belief. Telling another person that one is gay is the disclosure of a fact. The other person either deals with this fact or not.
Belief in God? That is something else entirely. Belief is not a fact, at least, not one that is objective. It can't tell us about itself.
The points of reference are entirely different. And as such, have a very different level of meaning.