Oooh, you must be surrounded by religious folk where you live!
It IS easier when you live in, say, northern California, not too far from San Francisco. People don't ask automatically. Sure there are lots of very religious people around but there are also a lot who are not - so nobody assumes.
"Fun must be always." - Tomas Hertl, San Jose Sharks
"It was fun." - Kirk, Star Trek: Generations