Just now, in response to my post, Letter From an Atheist Man Married to a Christian Woman, I got in the following comment. Just now I’m crazy busy getting together the next episode of “Smith Family,” and so couldn’t properly respond. But this letter is so touching, and so sincere, that I wanted to get it right out to you, gentle readers. I’m sure our young friend here would appreciate whatever any of you might have to say to her. Thanks.
I have always been a strong Christian. I have no problems with my faith. I love God and I don’t feel I need to prove it to anyone – to me, it’s personal, and God knows my heart.
My family is composed entirely of strong Christians, and also judgemental Chrristians. A few years ago, I met the most wonderful man who does not believe in Christianity. He believes in a higher power. He was raised a Christian, but felt his church was full of fake people who did not have true spirituality. He completely respects my religion – we talk about it a lot and he’s even come to church with me.
I am getting to the point where I want to marry this man. My family is heartbroken. They are convinced my marriage to him will tear me away from God. To be honest, my relationship with him has brought me closer to God because of how wonderful and happy he makes me.
Am I really sinning?