Just curious. How often does your atheism come up in your daily life? Do you talk about it? Do others ask you about it?
Prior to my book being released, I was in the closet. My family and close friends knew I was an atheist, but that’s about it. I would even let people assume I was a Christian — whatever got me through the day safely.
Now my book is out there for the world to see and I’m no longer hiding.
I’m more open, but to my surprise, it doesn’t really come up that often. Even some of my coworkers know about my book — still nothing.
In the past few months since my book was released, no one has debated me. No one has invited me to church. No one has told me I’m going to burn in hell.
I was expecting some serious opposition, but to my pleasant surprise, it just hasn’t happened.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s still some fear there and I definitely don’t go looking for trouble.
But just maybe things will be okay.
How about you? Do people talk to you about being an atheist? Does it come up in your daily life?