Since I don’t have time to write anything long this week, I’ll just ask a question today:
Who are your friends?
Do you socialize only with other skeptics and unbelievers, or do you have friends who believe in God or homeopathy or leprechauns?
One editor who rejected my memoir did so because I was not angry enough. He said that I seemed too concerned with not offending people (OK, Skepchick readers, feel free to snort with derision at that idea.) My book is less angry than other atheist books because I was happy when I was a Christian and I am relating happy memories as part of my tale of why I stopped believing. I guess some publishers just want controversy. And I have noticed that my ranting posts here get the most comments, even though sometimes I get discouraged by the tone of those comments. But in real life I’m a pretty nice person and I have friends who are skeptics and atheists and friends who are believers in very many different kinds of things. Unlike when I was a Christian, todayÂ I don’t feel the need to surround myself only with people who share my beliefs.Â
Hat tip to HemantÂ for making me think about this.