i live in a pretty religious community but this friend of mine is atheist. and I really like him. and he likes me too. we have a date tomorrow. pretty much all of my friends are religious, but my three closest friends are very religious. I in no way think badly of this, I think its great. I'm a christian, but I have to say that I don't consider myself to be all that religious. but anyways, this guy I like is an atheist, which I personally don't have a problem with. but my friends definately do. they have already told me what they think, and they for sure don't want me to date him. they seemed kinda mad at me when I told them that I had a date with him this Sunday. and I'm afraid that if I get into a real relationship with him then my friends might not want to talk to me anymore. I love my friends, but I really like this guy. what should I do?
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i say f*** your friends. what's the matter with them? I'm an atheist myself, and if I heard a guy's friends didn't like me because of that I'd be p*ssed. honestly it does not matter what religion you have and even if you're catholic or w/e, I'm pretty sure even those people don't hate on atheists. your friends should be more supportive about your choices, and if they won't consider your feelings towards this guy, you need some better friends. my friends are religious and they don't care that I don't believe in anything. Even my parents don't care that my sister is dating someone who is an atheist and they are super catholics. GO ON THAT DATE. it'll show your friends that you really like this guy,and maybe they'll change their minds about him. sorry to be so mean about your friends, it's only because I can't stand people like that. good luck. who knows, maybe you won't even like this guy after this date. but you could also be getting yourself into a good relationship. atheists aren't bad people and don't let your friends trick you into believing this date is a bad idea either.2