So, I went to the Catholic Church tonight as my FIL was being baptized and joined the church. I didn't particularly care to go, but it was important to him, and also to DH that we support his dad. I also figured it would be interesting as I hadn't been to church other than weddings in a while, and obviously Easter is an important time for Christians.
Now - I mentioned that DH was raised Catholic, and had previously expressed a mild interest in raising the spawn Catholic. Obviously I had ZERO interest - but had said if it was important to DH I'd consider. And I did mean that - I was fine with DH taking the kids to church provided I was free to express MY views as well.
SO after church tonight, we're coming home, and DH tells me that after today, he has no interest in raising the kids Catholic, or baptizing them, or frankly any religion because that was just "ridiculous". Of course, I'm happy with that decision so that we will somewhat on the same page as far as church/lack therof goes but I was curious as to what the 'breaking' point was.
Basically, the service started with Genesis (?) and God creating the earth, etc., which DH called "a drop-kick to evolutions balls"; continued with the birth of Jesus to "virgin" Mary (DH said his biology class clearly tells him otherwise) and then an hour of why Catholicism is awesome and the other religions are wrong. Pretty much a shot at the visitors who weren't Catholic. It turned him off completely.
I asked him if he liked any part of it - to which he said, the story about the comfort people feel knowing they are going to a better place when they die. Which he isn't sure of anymore, but is certainly a nice thought. He also said he doesn't need to attend church or raise our kids there to think that.
So - moral of the story for those atheists with a spouse who believes and/or aren't sure what to do with the kids: go to church! Your spouse may never wish to go again