Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Atheist in the closet.

I have heard it described as being in the closet. I don't mean to put down people who are gay and are in the closet about it but there are a lot of similarities.

  1. None of my family are atheists (except my dad and he's in the closet too [at 66 years old no less])
  2. We can't talk about it in polite company because it would upset the apple cart in the rest of our family relationships so much we risk ostricism.
  3. You are assumed to be immoral without belief in god.
  4. Everyone assumes you believe in god and can't conceive of you being otherwise.

hmmm. Looks similar.

Today I read an interesting post about being Conservative in NY. I'm glad I'm surrounded by a mixed and mostly conservative neighborhood as this would drive me crazy, but it appears that there is also political closeting.


Very interesting.

In that situation would I be a double closetter? Or would I be surrounded by atheists [libs] and therefore back to a single closet?

Which would I prefer? Well I don't give a crap about god so I guess it's better to be in that closet rather than the political closet...hmmm.

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