fake just to get along with others? It seems that's what a family in Texas have done.... It seems that this lady and her family faked being Christians.... because they didn’t want to face the rejection by people in the community....If we will fake our beliefs what else are we willing to fake?What message does “faking it” send to the kids? That they need to do whatever it takes to be accepted? It’s sad, that we feel the need to lie about who we are just to get along:
We are agnostics living deep in the heart of Texas and our family fakes Christianity for social reasons....It’s not so much for the sake of my husband or myself but for our young children....We found by experience that if we were truthful about not being regular church attenders, the play dates suddenly ended.... Thus started the faking of the religious funk.
What do you think?
It seemed silly but it’s all very serious business down here...We don’t go to church or teach or children one belief is “right” over another...We expose them to every kind of belief and trust that they will one day settle in to their very own spirituality. However, for the sake of friends and neighbors, we pretend we are Christians. We try not to lie but rather not to disclose unnecessary information. As the children are getting older, this isn’t so easy for them and an outing is probably eminent.
We are not the only ones. We have found a few other fakers out there.