It's not uncommon to hear from atheists that they have lost friends and family members due to their godlessness. What is not commonly written about in the atheist blogosphere is the fact that some atheists terminate friendships because their faith-based friends become too much to bear. Now in complete honesty I have never stopped being friends with someone because of their faith. However, one can easily imagine where an old friend repeatedly preaches to a newly out of the closet atheist too much. Or perhaps a religious friend holds beliefs that are simply too barbaric for you to handle. I have friends who are religious and we get along well -- partially because they are willing to have honest conversations about faith or they avoid the topic altogether. But I have ended friendships because there are some personality characteristics I just can't stomach. For example, there is a certain amount of narcissism I can handle in another person, but when my own narcissism becomes totally eclipsed, well, there is trouble.
Have you ever broken up with a friend because of their faith?
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