I attended a family dinner tonight and when they stopped to pray, I began to eat my food. And I enjoyed the shit out of that food while they prayed. Never did that before. I usually just remain still and silent until they finish. This time, I said to hell with that and proceeded to enjoy my meal. I gained an ounce of freedom tonight. Feeling good.
Update: since we have some strong-worded naysayers let me clarify something. In the 10 years that I’ve been atheist my family has been extremely disrespectful towards me. I am not allowed to excuse myself from the table, room, or building during prayer which is my preference. I’m tired of turning the other cheek. If you think differently, fine. I’m respectful towards theists who are respectful towards me. All day everyday. My family does not fall into that category. So please take rude, judgmental comments and high horses to another post.