I would run, not walk, away from anyone who believed in supernatural powers of any kind. Some are calling religion a virus and I agree. It is an infection similar to airborne diseases that spread like wildfire and is a dickens to keep from destroying everything in which you believe.
There are 7,224,213,500+ human beings on this planet and you don't have to settle for infected ones.
Very well put Joan. "you don't have to settle for infected ones."
Yikes, I wouldn't want to marry this guy... definitely discuss this in depth with him.
Well, you are committing to spend your life with this person. It seems to me that you would want to be comfortable that your views are going to be compatible enough to withstand any rocky situations you will inevitably encounter. For me, I knew that there was no way I would be able to be in a relationship with someone who was not an atheist. Only you can answer the question of how important it is for you.
Hope springs eternally.
Does anyone know who said or wrote that?
I would be very concerned about this. I have known a lot of believers who discount atheists and our thinking by poisoning the well, i.e., deciding that we are just evil people, so whatever we say can be rejected out of hand. They seem to think they know our motives, which I find irritating. "Atheists are all the same," which I don't think refers to our lack of belief, seems to me like that same kind of "thinking." When he dismisses atheists, he is dismissing you. Proceed with caution?