A few days ago I was having a conversation with an acquaintance who asked the following question: “What’s your view on religion?” As a sociologist of religion, I was a little bit flummoxed. I’ve got a lot of views! But, she meant, ‘what’s your religion.’ I came out as an atheist, something I’ve done before. Her response, “Oh, I was hoping for at least agnostic.”
Yesterday I was reading Female Science Professor’s essay over at The Chronicle about mico-inequalities. In this case it was micro-sexism. In my case, it was micro-faithism? I’m sure there is a better term that I should know. Anyway, religion is privileged in daily life too; in my life mostly Christianity. I, of course, got a little perturbed by ‘at least,’ and in this case I said so because it fit the conversation we were having. Usually, however, I let the little things pass. But, as Female Science Professor said so well, they do add up.