Over the past couple of weeks some surprising things have taken place. First, my best friend and I went out to dinner and the conversation turned to politics. She is, of course, conservative and I am not. She has never asked me where I stood, because I used to always agree with her. I know she has noticed that I no longer agree with some of the things she says and finally she just asked me. She asked where I stood politically because abortion is a big thing for her. She was very upset about the contraceptive mandate put in place by Obama. She felt anyone who supported this supports murdering of children. Anyone who is pro-choice in her mind equals pro-baby murder. As a matter of fact she jokingly called me a baby murder. I explained that I am not pro-abortion, only pro-choice, even if I would not choose that choice myself. We cannot be the moral compass for the world, that just as she has the right to choose, so does the next woman.
She still thinks I’m a baby killer. Though she laughs when she says that. I could be more insulted, but I’m not. I know that I am not a baby killer and I do not stand for baby killing.
She took it well, knowing that I no longer believe in God. She of course thinks I’m wrong and going to hell. She did ask that when the tribulation comes that I please go to her house and take care of her dog, because she had been worrying about what would happen to her. As a matter of fact she told me that should that happen I can have whatever I want at her house. I found this funny. She was serious and I was not laughing at her, but I assured her I would most certainly go get her doggie and take great care of her. She said she is just happy to know that if I’m still going to be here that I’m taking care of her dog.
The Agnostics Wife providing comfort to those who will fly up into the sky, since 2012.
Since then my friend has posted things on Facebook that I know are aimed at the AH and I. Things trying to prove the Bible is correct and that it has prophecies in it that are being fulfilled right now. I hope this does not create a wedge on her part where we can no longer be friends.
The second thing that has happened is I have found out that my trainer at the gym is an unbeliever. This is very exciting for me! I mean who would have thought in my tiny town? I know there are unbelievers everywhere and that they usually do not advertise, but I have met none. Not a single one who thinks anything like me, other than people online. This has been good for me. This has made me very happy. I am not alone in this tiny town. There is another awesome lady, who is raising an awesome kid, who happens to not buy into all the hubbub. If I have any sort of thing that can be called a soul or my being. This has made it happy.
I’m evolving. I’m finding my groove and I’m losing the guilt that I have felt for so long. I’m finding who I am now. She’s nice. I like her.