May 31, 2015 by kittynh
A short but educational blog guest blog post by an Atheist I admire. Her response to “I’m praying…” is respectful and also can open a dialogue. I admired how she handled this so much, I asked her permission to the story here. Thank you so much for allowing me to share this Stephanie.
Conversation with employee of partner company, ( Pam).
Her : How’s your husband?
Me: He’s doing well, be starting chemo soon.
Her: Tell him I’ll pray for him.
Me: It’s ok,..we are atheists, and don’t do the prayer/god thing.
Her: Wow,…to be honest, I just said that because that’s what people always do, and expect.
Me: I know.
Her: It is so refreshing to hear someone say that these days. Thanks for your honesty.
Me: No,…thank you for your honesty.
She laughs in awe, as I pointed to my shirt that read,..”Because Science Doesn’t Care What You Believe”. I have a whole new respect for her,…but, it does show how people just want to fit in.#keepitreal
Stephanie Magee is a 46 yr old truck driver , mother of 2, and grandmother of 2, from Jackson, MS.