My boyfriend and I are quite close; he is the one for me with no doubt. We are both what you would call skeptics; however, I am an atheist while he is a non practicing Wiccan. While I am grateful he is wiccan versus a Christian I still have a certain amount of “woo” to put up with. For instance, he loves watching those ghost hunting shows on tv; he be lives in spirits and such. At first I avoided talking about it, just sit there watch the shows with him, but when he asked me directly about it I told him I don’t believe in it. Now I feel a bit awkward and don’t know what to say regarding these issues. Any thoughts?
On a side note, I can’t believe the shit these people are feeding others regarding ghosts and flat out lying to people. I mean, the hosts of these shows are so over the top and honestly, I don’t think they buy into the shit their selling themselves.
Well, I would just sort of ignore it and live with it. I mean people are going to believe what they're going to believe. I would just let him go do his own thing and just sort of watch your own shows or whatever. I have a friend who's Native American and believes in Animism and watches the same shows. I just sort of watch shows casually with him while I play games on my phone or whatever and just let him do his thing. The more you think about it the more it's going to aggravate you. I say just let it go.
You only live once. If the main thing that you disagree on is Atheist vs. Wiccan, that's pretty minor. I sometimes look at, on my deathbed, what will I regret, and what will I be grateful for in life. I won't regret when I gave love and friendship and companionship to a kindred spirit, even if we were different perspectives on theology or atheology, or different races, or different cultures. I would regret not taking the chance. If your temperaments are compatible, I wouldn't let a little woo get in the way. I would think of it as, that makes him cute in his own unique way. In a way, it's his culture, and it's part of what made him who he is.