I went on a work trip this weekend and was seated next to two ladies on the plane who both worked for a Christian college ministry. “Are you a Christian?” the lady in the middle seat asked. This was it. Two strangers who I will never see again. I can tell them I’m an atheist...or at least not a Christian.
And I didn’t.
“Yeah,” I replied. “I’m a Christian.”
Why didn’t I tell the truth? Because I didn’t want to be confrontational. I didn’t want to explain myself to strangers. I didn’t want them to preach at me. Because it was easier to just say yes and move on with the conversation, avoiding any awkwardness.
In other words, I am obviously not ready to come out yet.
This is a personal, but secret, blog archiving my deconversion from a Christian to a non-believer.