I can't help it." (him, pious)I do feel, in general, we are -- and are entitled to be -- harsher on our partner's views than with someone who isn't going to raise children with us, i.e. My boyfriend says I have a visceral reaction to anything Christian, but it's because deep down, I know he wants to proselytize me.
When I first told my friends I was dating an actual Christian, they were all uppity about it: "Well, you have to respect someone's religious views." But when I mentioned he was abstaining from bedroom business for devout reasons, all of a sudden he was a total weirdo in their eyes (I'm patting myself on the back right now for being so open-minded). -- change from the norm, which usually involves the guy trying to seal . He is a great kisser, a great conversationalist -- he even writes me poems.
He was in our history books along with a bunch of other people.
But I just don't know how somebody from more than 2,000 years ago can have such a huge impact on my love life, which has already been riddled with mishaps.
In fact, I embrace the enigma of it all and, as my best friend -- a self-described Buddhist -- likes to say, "all we know is that we just don't know." Can't we just embrace the mystery of life, simply be good and hope for the best? My Christian boyfriend jokingly calls me an imp -- and I call him a fruitcake.
I know that's not very nice, but it's my way of venting my frustration.