You would object strongly if others' beliefs were given privileged starring roles over yours. It is inappropriate behavior to preach sermons to those of other beliefs, and especially, non-belief, such as for example, telling a non-believer at a time of loss of a loved one and grieving, that she/he, "is in a better place now", or "I know that you guys don't believe this, but your loved one is in heaven." Such remarks are cruel and, though you may derive comfort from them, show no respect for the grieving.
But it also offers an opportunity to meet the authoritarian oppressor of your dreams, provided that the proper precautions are taken.
Mary Ann Diorio is a widely published and nationally known author and speaker.
Her hundreds of articles, short stories, and poems have appeared in over 100 publications, including The Saturday Evening Post, The Press of Atlantic City, and Decision Magazine, among others.
With the expectations constantly changing, it can be difficult to keep up.
People should be able to enjoy the other person's company without having to worry about how their every action will be interpreted. You want your date to feel comfortable talking to you at all times.