The Texan revealed, “I knew we would eventually have to talk about it because I could tell she was at least that she was a Christian, but we had not talked about it before. But she said maybe once for me that she trusted a lot in her faith. “
Ivan continued, “That’s how it came up, Tayshia was like, ‘So what do you think about raising children with religion and what not?’ And that’s when we dive into it. And I kind of explained to Tayshia, ‘Listen, I’m an agnostic. A lot of people confuse that with being an atheist. Atheist is not what I am.’ “
He regards atheism as “taking a hard line that there is no God,” which is not his belief. “Agnostic strictly says ‘I do not know’ basically. And that’s just the way I feel,” he explained.
The aerospace engineer continued, “When she starts asking me about my beliefs like, ‘Is there heaven or is there hell?’ the kind of thing I become like: ‘Yes, my answer will be different from yours because I want to tell our children that I do not know what is.’ “