So, I'm getting married in about 2 weeks and, yes, procreation is itinerary. Pretty exciting. Here's the rub, my soon to be in-laws are Filipino immigrants and very catholic. This is relevant because while they are a good 85% fluent, there's still a small communication barrier and superstition isn't exactly frowned upon in their culture.
I'm not only afraid of them finding out that I'm an atheist but also that I have NO PLANS on baptizing my progeny. This will not only be an argument on the day it comes up, but I have a feeling it will remain a point of contention for many years to come.
My friend, over a couple of pints, convinced me that when I get married and have children that becomes "my unit". My family. I shouldn't have to make compromises like this and shouldn't let other people make decisions for my unit.
This was a very persuasive argument for me. Just one thing, I DO care about what people think. These aren't just any people, these are the grandparents of my future eye apple.
Will it be worth the hassle?
Or is it just a silly meaningless ritual that will actually, eventually, be an opportunity for a conversation between us about religion and sometimes having to do things you don't want to do.