In a few weeks, near my Birthday, I'll likely be interviewed by the Bishop of my religious ward. Atheist or no, I'm still on the church registries. This happens annually to young Mormons, they're asked questions about their testimonies in the church and their attendance, and often issues like sexual purity. I'm not sure whether other religions do something similar or not.
I'm not quite sure how to react to this. Last year I sounded like a bored but very amiable Agnostic, and obviously I've fallen farther than that. Mormon culture tends to be a very friendly one, and though their views are sometimes naive or insulting to me, I've never taken the time to really fight back, and don't know whether I should. I'd prefer to be honest but not cruel, but last time I told a religee I was godless it only ended in more church.
So... if you were being interviewed by any religious figure, what would you say?
I thought it would be an interesting scenario for a group of Atheists, because some of you try to debate the religious, others just want to be left alone. Some of you are bitter towards religion, some of you just don't suit it. Thoughts?