I was reading at Starbucks, and someone stopped by my table to ask what I was reading. I shared the title (Saturate by Jeff Vanderstelt) and said that it was about living in community and letting the word of God shape our lives, and the lady said “Oh, that’s not something I’d ever read.”
Not missing a beat, I asked what sort of things she reads, and we talked about her interests for a while before she circled back and said that she was surprised by my non-reaction to her anti-religeous comment/stance. Her experience has been people trying to proselytize her away from Atheism and not being able to see each other as people first. I think we each surprised one another in the non-stereotypical responses between Christian and Atheist.