I received the following question from a reader, and I thought it was one that would benefit from some input from the rest of you:
I am an outspoken atheist and all of my family members know my position on god & religion. My question is every year I go to my cousins house for Thanksgiving dinner and they insist on a group prayer (poor people are catholics) and I don't want to participate. At the same time this is family and I don't want to offend. This coming holiday I am considering not going (I really don't like that option) My wife says I should just suck it up and stay quiet but I don't agree. I am sure there are many Atheists out there that have the same problem as I do. Your thoughts please as you are much more articulate that I am.I'll share my thoughts on the matter, but I'm sure some of you will have different opinions on this, and I'd love to hear them.