I’m curious to know what other people do around the holidays when it comes to to praying at meals. As someone who isn’t particularly religious, I feel as though it would be condescending and or rude to pretend that I buy into someone else’s religious beliefs that I in no way share. Perhaps because I’m not religious I’m also not fond of the idea of forcing someone to chant an anti-religious or pro-science/evolution blurb before we ate if I was the one who was hosting.
This isn’t so much of an issue at my parents house because as you can imagine they have long since learned that I’m not a fan of faith based logic and don’t hold it against me (or rather forgive me quickly) for not partaking in the prayer.
What about going to a strange place though? What if the holidays happen to be somewhere you’ve never been and you want to make a good impression. Is it possible to both make a good impression and stand up for what you believe in without lying to someone in order to stay on their good side?