The long story short is that I've been dating a Deist for a little over 6 months now, in this time my being an atheist has cause a lot of frustration. We've split up twice very briefly because of it. I'm just looking for some opinions and advice on the subject.
In her defense, I was agnostic when we first met.
What kind of theist is your girlfriend?
She is just a deist, she believes that there is a god, but doesn't believe in one particular god. The problem that we've ran into is that she wants to raise our kids as christians despite the fact that she herself doesn't believe in the bible. She also wants a husband that will attend church with her and the kids one day.
Why does she want to raise the children as Christians and why does she want to go to church with her husband? I'm curious to know if you guys discussed this. This seems to be the key to the situation. Is it because she feels that raising atheist children or not attending church will isolate your family from the rest of the community? Does she go to church now?
It strikes me as odd that a deist would choose a particular religion. Most deists I know do not practice any religion, they just think there was a god who created the world, but do not believe in a personal, interventionist god, like the Christians.