Wait a minute, maybe we aren’t so different after all! Everyone has faith of some kind, even atheists (we can’t prove there is no God, we simply there is no God).By recognizing your own faith, even if it’s belief in mammon—or as Washington Irving called it: “The Almighty Dollar”—you can understand how essential faith is to the core of our being.This is particularly important when it comes to love.
Kate began calling herself an atheist when she was old enough to explore the issues on her own.
This wasn’t a big deal in the community she lived in, where religion was kept private and most people she knew were not very religious to begin with.
She admits she sometimes sought out Christians for the sole purpose of starting an argument — and she would make jokes about Christianity. It wasn’t until she went to college that she learned her views on religion actually put her in a minority.
When Kate moved into her dorm room her freshman year, she was greeted with cut-outs of Christian sayings that were placed on the wall.
Either way, we won’t be together anymore, and that’s sad. Rachel is a Christian and I am a heretical Jewish humanist. Christians and people of other faiths are different. I never will be that woman, and while I can understand her, empathize with her, feel pretty in her clothes, and love her deeply, I will never really know the depths of her experiences or the convictions of her beliefs.