I have decided to begin attending church with my wife and our three children.
This is no New Year’s resolution. Nor does it signal a change in my negative assessment of Christianity or religion generally.
This is, instead, about being with my wife and kids. It is about showing my support and love for them.
They need me, I believe, and they need me to be part of the journeys they take, even if the paths they have chosen are not what I would choose for myself. I have seen than I cannot not be with them.
So, I will go to church services, sit quietly and respecfully, smile, and be present with my family. I am in no danger of ever becoming a believer, and I could never, ever accept Christianity. If going to church is a sacrifice, then I am sacrificing.