Down here, when you meet someone new they ask three questions: “Where do you live,” “what do you do,” and “where do you go to church.” I have various approaches to this kind of white lie. The first approach is not to mention a church specifically. Just say, “I’m Episcopalian” or “I’m Unitarian” and change the subject.

Aunt Shelle on being an Agnostic in the Bible Belt.

Telling people you’re an Episcopalian is one way to end a conversation on religion.