So I Had This Conversation While Out On Date...

Went on a date this past weekend and our conversation inevitably turned towards religion.  At first I tried to change the subject, because as we all know, the 2 things you never talk about around new people are religion and politics...unless of course, that's why you are talking to them in the first place. 

 

So anyway, she was talking about her religious history and about how much of an important role it is in her life, when she asks me the dreaded question....what denomination are you.  I tried saying I don't have one and left it at that, but she pressed further asking if I was a Christian to which I honestly replied, no.  Her eyes got a bit wide out of shock I suppose and then she asked me if I was a towel head or fat man worshipper.  Up to this point I thought she was a decent human being.  I guess I was wrong.  I finally just came out and said I'm an atheist, and she didn't even know what the word meant.  I had to explain it to her.

 

By this time I had pretty much given up on the date and just started drinking heavily, but she presisted with questions about my total lack of religous belief, and how she didn't understand that someone could not except Jesus as their lord and saviour.  I then told her that I believe it was possible (although unlikely) that a historical figure with badly translated name that became Jesus could have existed.  I even told her it was possible that this man did some really good things back in his day...but the idea of a magical being impregnating a woman was ludicrous and that if a man actually rose from the dead, he wouldn't be a saviour, he'd being a fucking zombie.

 

Well...the date pretty much ended there and I took her home.  Much to my surprise she actually wanted to to go out again, this time with no religous talk.  I figure what could it hurt.  Later that week we had a lunch date, and I picked her up from her work.  As soon as I walked in, all of her coworkers turned to me and basically yelled that the Jesus man is here and started laughing their asses off.  I had no idea what they were talking about so I asked them, and they explained that my date had told them of our conversation the previous night, and how they basically looked at me like I was mentally retarded for what I said.  I found my date bent over in laughter as they shared this information.  Apparently she though it was the greatest joke she had ever heard/told.  I politely canceled our lunch date and left leaving her text messages unanswered.

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Comment by Cory Silver on February 1, 2011 at 3:27pm
I'm literally dying (figuratively dying doesn't sound as cool...) in the dating world because of this. Well most girls seem to have boyfriends, then those who don't are religious nuts. I keep thinking... well dating a religious girl for a while HAS to be better than being single... right? But it never is.
Comment by Jim DePaulo on January 29, 2011 at 3:54pm

I can't see any real profit from any further dating with that air head (unless of course she's really hot and horny.... then... who are you to interfere with her “dark” side?)

Comment by Brent Feeney on January 29, 2011 at 7:48am

I probably would have taken the high road too, but would have been seething inside. What she did wasn't cool. What was she thinking? That she didn't even know what an atheist was should have told you something right there.

Comment by MoshingTick on January 28, 2011 at 7:07pm
To be honest, if anyone asked me if I was a "towel head" or "fat man worshiper" I wouldn't have gone out on any further dates period. Why give someone like that a second chance when they've proven to be devoid of any tact?

Kudos to you for taking the high road. I wouldn't have been so nice.

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