I stopped going to the dentist, too. He just made me feel bad. He reminded me that he thought it was important for me to brush my teeth at least twice a day, preferably more. I guess it works for him, but it's just not for me. I'm doing fine without it.
I'm pretty sure my friends don't notice. After all, how can my own decision hurt anyone else, especially if it's not hurting me?
If you ask me one-on-one, I will admit to you that I sort-of think tooth brushing is important. I own a couple of toothbrushes, stored conveniently in my bathroom. I know how to brush; I just don't want to. It's not that important to my own life.
I do make my kids brush their teeth. When I talk about it with them, they think I brush my teeth all the time. I'm sure they can't tell that I don't.
Yes, this line of thinking sounds ludicrous. But have we used similar excuses about reading the Bible?
(P.S. - I brush my teeth regularly, AND I read my Bible regularly. Both are vital in my life!)