I am in back in Toronto with my Taiwanese fiancee who is Christian (I’m Agnostic)
A couple of weeks ago we were in a food court about to eat dinner and she started to pray. It made me feel a bit uncomfortable but I don’t like the fact that it did. I am not religious but I think of myself as an open minded person.
I talked to her about it and said that I don’t think it is really something that people do here but if she still wants to that it wouldn’t be a problem either way.
But then the other day we were in the waiting room at the hospital. It was a cancer ward and my mother and I were going in for an appointment. When I came out she was sitting there praying in the middle of the waiting room full of people. This also made me feel quite uncomfortable. I talked to her about it and she agreed that maybe that wasn’t an approprate place as well. (We did get some good news about my Mom so maybe it worked )
I’m a little confused about my feelings about this. I don’t know why it makes me feel this way.
We got into a bit of a tiff about it and she thinks that I am trying to come between her and God. I just said that I was trying to point out a possible (I might be mistaken. Haven’t lived here in 10 years) cultural sensitivity/difference.