Enough with this CRAP!

Look, I am not talking in general here. In fact, I have one good friend that is an atheist, BUT she is very respectful and we never, EVER talk about religion cause we know we will argue. She is great.

On the other hand, my best -BEST!- friend is an atheist and a jackass. I have never said anything bad about his choice, never tried to convince him he is wrong or any of this crap that some people do. I believe, after all, in free will, and he has the chance to choose for himself whatever the hell he wants. I respect that. I avoid the topic of religion like the plague. 

However, he is the contrary! I don't know why, I don't know if he is unsure, if he needs to prove to everyone that atheism is the way and christians are suckers, but he just ****** ME OFF. He always sends atheist jokes, videos, anyway, anything that will speak bad of my God, my beliefs, Jesus, and so on. 

Look, I don't care how awesome you think you are, you have no right to shove that in other people's faces when they ARE NOT doing this to you! It's disrespectful, rude and ignorant of him. Of anyone who does this. 

The worst part is that he actually expects me to laugh. IT IS NOT FUNNY FOR ME! I BELIEVE! I think that when I pray I am gathering good energies, help, to those who need. It gives me hope. So why destroy that? Because it's not rational? So what? Am I asking YOU to belive in it? No. So LEAVE ME ALONE! 

The thing that bothers me the most -about everyone, not only atheists- is that people won't even bother to know the historic aspect of Jesus, Paul and others. Ok, forget about the miracles. They were Jews that turned their backs to everything their religion said was rule, law, and decided to live differently. They preached peace when everyone else preached war. Not respecting this not even in a historical context just cause it is blibical is IGNORANCE! Is prejudice! So I will not study the Holocaust, I will not read news about Israel because it's all about religion?! 

Anyway, whatever, you just don't care. You don't give a ****, you think that historical or not it's all crap. Fine, but at least respect who believes in it.

BUT NOO! My friend, and I bet, some other atheists don't respect at all! And it would be ok if the person had been an ******* to you too, however, sometimes, like in my case, we've done nothing to offend you! 

And I am tired of saying I am sorry when I am rude because I was offended, I am tired of pretending that it doesn't offend and hurt me, cause like it or not religion is a part of me. With or without the books and the institutions [cause those cause lots of trouble anyway] I believe in God. I have faith. 

I am afraid that sometime or another I will explode. Just tell him to go play a nice little game of hide and go **** himself. I am done being nice and staying in my bubble when he keeps invading mine. I am tired of saying I am sorry when I am not. I am not sorry about who I am and what I believe. I am not sorry for being rude when someone offends me. 

I am not sorry. 

And these small discussions are destroying my feelings for him. And if he is truly my friend he shouldn't act this way, therefore he isn't as much of a friend as I wish he was. Maybe losing him won't be so much of a loss because eventually he would hurt me to a point of no return. Maybe it's better that we slowly distance ourselves. 

It's still painful.

Cause what's killing us is not the religion or lack there of. It's the lack of acceptance on his part. The lack of respect. 

I could ask him to stop, but then he wouldn't be himself around me. He would tip toe around my feelings and feel so superior all of the time, we will only distance ourselves a little faster. 

And he doesn't need to tell me he thinks I am dumb. I asked him once through msn.

"How stupid do you think I am for having a religion?" He answered 15 minutes later, usually he doesn't take up more than 5 minutes to answer,

"Oh, I think you're a great person for not shoving your religion down my throat."

Read between the lines here. "Oh I think you are a complete idiot, I am just glad you don't try to pass your idiocy to me."

So, yay. If I ask him to stop he will drive himself away from me, if I let him continue with this I will explode eventually and hurt him bad. If I contain myself to the extreme and let things stay the way hey are I will always doubt if he is my friend at all, considering the fact that he is always hurting me.

I am tired. Just effing tired of all of this. 

Using a simple example here, 2000 years ago people had no idea the Earth was round, that atoms existed and other things. So, if someone tried to talk about atoms and a round Earth, this someone would be called crazy.  But, since then, science has evolved and discovered all of this. Now, maybe science now isn't capable of proving the existence of God, spirits, life after death and so on. Maybe someday, in 2000 years it will be able to. 

Or maybe nothing will change ever. Either way, stop bashing Christians. If you hate when some of us do it to you, then stop being and idiot, putting yourself on the same level and doing the EXACT SAME THINGS.

'Oh, cause christians don't use condoms, christians save themselves for marriage, bla bla" No, no and no! Again, ignorance! NOT ALL CHRISTIANS! Not ALL Catholics. Anyways, I had enough of this prejudice.

womaninchains womaninchains
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10 Responses Feb 28, 2010

The problem with your statement is that if someone was telling me about gravity, presumably without evidence. Or that the earth was round. Lets assume this is in the distant past. Than yes I would be justified in not beleiving them. Just because they are right isn't the point. The point is that they have to demonstrate why they are right. That's what we do before accepting things as true or not. Your doing this and it's not the way logic works. Your illogical. It's not a bad thing. Now that you realize it you can change your way of thinking.

The problem with your statement is that if someone was telling me about gravity, presumably without evidence. Or that the earth was round. Lets assume this is in the distant past. Than yes I would be justified in not beleiving them. Just because they are right isn't the point. The point is that they have to demonstrate why they are right. That's what we do before accepting things as true or not. Your doing this and it's not the way logic works. Your illogical. It's not a bad thing. Now that you realize it you can change your way of thinking.

Anyone who respects you will not tippy toe around your beliefs because theyre scared of offending you<br />
Why your friend argues with you<br />
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpNRw7snmGM&feature=related<br />
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How to grow up emotionally<br />
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j8ZMMuu7MU&feature=channel_video_title

I disagree yor ignoring his arguments and putting personal feelings in the way of your beliefs.

someone must have deleted there post. hmmm

i completely agree with every single thing you just said..preach on!!!! preach on..

THIS "issue" Goes FAR DEEPER "than has been Discussed "HERE"."<br />
To TRULY "grasp" The Heart of The Matter....<br />
REQUIRES "Radical Change"....ON the part Of EVERYONE (Especially those who Label themselves 'Christians'.)<br />
IF and "WHEN" I TRULY!! Perceive "Such A Willingness" For RADICAL CHANGE....<br />
THEN (and ONLY then) WILL I elaborate.

theanimallaminaeht, yes Christians have acted shamefully toward atheists, there's no question. But does that mean that this Christian shouldn't be able to share her pain regarding her friend? Does this mean that because SOME Christians are cruel to nonbelievers that the rest of us don't deserve respect and compassion?

My best friend is an atheist, and she is respectful of my faith, even when we discuss it. She thinks its silly of course, but she respects those of us who believe enough not to be cruel to me. She even can appreciate the good aspects of Christianity, and specifically Christ, as she was herself a Chrstian for many years. She is kind and loving to me because she is my friend. <br />
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This may be painful, but i have to ask. If this person is cruel to you, mocks the thing that you hold closest and does everything he can to ridicule it, is he really your friend? Is he really someone who is good for you? <br />
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Another friend of mine is into fashion and design. I have absolutely NO interest in either topic, and honestly i couldn't care less. But because she is my friend, and because it is important to her, i never denigrate it. It makes her happy and she feels fulfilled pursuing that career. <br />
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Friends support and love each other, i don't feel this friend of yours is being very supportive or loving.

The differences are monumental. I'm not sure of your aspect of christianity but in most there is a hell. And there is this accepting Christ thing and if you believe in that than we just want you to see why it hurts our feelings that your proud to believe in such things. If you don't believe in that than were cool. If I felt for some reason deep down that for some reason you deserved torture forever you might have a problem with that wouldn't you? On the other hand if you don't hold to the belief that people who deny that some Jesus guy actually existed are going to be tortured in hell than I'm fine walking around with you down the street.

AMEN.

I'm tired of Christian bashing Athiests. Bam!