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.