Well, that was anticlimactic. If I had thought it through just a little bit, I could have predicted lunch would go the way it did. Lunch with PP and our new friend was too short to get into any discussions past the basic getting-to-know-you stuff. We had a great time, and plan to do it again soon. That should open up the dialogue for the deep stuff.
I'm kind of glad we got to know each other a bit first. Just jumping right into the religious discussion would have been strange without knowing a little about the new friend more. I'll call her CCC (short for Campus Crusade for Christ). She's very nice, and spent two years in Venezuela so we talked about living abroad, and languages, and how we feel that languages should be taught in the US like they do it in Europe, to encourage Americans to be more broad-minded and open to other cultures.
We discussed PP's favorite place she ever visited: Israel, and her visit to the tomb where Jesus was placed after he was crucified. That was the closest we came to religious discourse. Oh, and we talked more about PP's visits with the hypnotist for pain therapy, and how it works. PP asked if I still get migraines, and I said my headaches have dramatically subsided since I left the church. She said that must be because I have less stress, not because of the church. I said, "I have a LOT LESS stress now that I'm out, yes." **hehehe**
Then I had to go. I have no doubt that if I had longer than an hour lunch, we would have talked for hours. It was fun, and I look forward to the next lunch with them. I'll report back when it starts getting interesting.