Today, reader “Pete” wrote in with an interesting conundrum for the Skepchick community:
I’ve recently decided that church is no longer for me, for a multitude of reasons, many of which can be found on fabulous websites like Skepchick. However, at the church at which I was a member, I was also heavily involved in their music program, including as a volunteer director of a small ensemble or two. I did it (do it) because I loved it, not because it gave me religious satisfaction.
I’d like to ask the skepchick community whether they think it would be dishonest of me, or somehow compromising my new (well, I can’t say beliefs…) stance on life to continue in the program?
Also, dear readers, I (Rebecca) will add this:
Have you ever pretended to be a believer in something to fulfill some need?
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear daily at 3pm ET.