I'm off this coming weekend to go with my girlfriend and visit her family in LA (the state, not the city). Fortunately there isn't going to be anything "Religious" in the visit. Now, her family is Catholic but they seem to be rather open minded. Like the Les cousin and her significant other, a few children born out of wedlock. But she has a tendency when telling her family about me that I'm an atheist.
I'm not going to deny it. No one has ever gotten nasty or ugly with me. I've never known any of them to say anything bad about me.
Thing is, I wish she wouldn't broadcast it. I'm not ashamed of being an atheist. Far from it. But I look a such things like politics and religion should not be discussed in public. Unless of course, you are part of a debate on the matter(s).
Now in our relationship, she is thinking we'll be married one day. We might. But the other day she informed me that if we have children, they will be raised Catholic. I didn't want to have a fight about it so I didn't say a thing.
However, this will be a matter to be settled one day, if we are married. I do not want my children raised in that religion. I do not care anything about what an old man on a throne in Rome says. I don't care what he thinks. And as for one of the local priests who told his parish, "If you vote for Obama you're voting for evil..."
I draw the line at that. In fact, I think that church should loose it's tax free status.
Now, should I wait and talk to her about it? Or should I bring it up?
Or should I just take the approach and go to the Catholic church and tell them,
"I come here only for the wine and crackers"