I visited my father yesterday.Â He is, shall we say, not a skeptic.Â He does not accept or endorse my choice to live a rational life.Â I visited wearing my heart-shaped “Skeptic” Surlyramics necklace, and this?Â Well, this just rubbed him the wrong way.Â He nit-picked about what I “call myself” for the entire visit.
I’ll be honest, after a while, I just started making things up.Â “Pops, ‘we’ call ourselves the Blues, because we’re all naughty and have an affinity for the saxaphone. All of us. One of Us.”Â Â I know, not cool, but a girl can only take so much.
So, I’m wondering how y’all explain how your skepticism/rationalism/blue-ish-nessÂ fits into your life.
What do you “call” yourself?Â How do you explain/share your worldview?
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