Hey everyone! Tonight, my cousin, who is a devout Christian (my Dad's side of the family is largely Catholic/Episcopalian, but this cousin is far more fervent. She gets it from her mother) posted this on Facebook:
"I am a Christian and proud to say it! Let's see how many people on FB aren't afraid to show their love for Jesus! Repost this as your status. Each time you see this on someone's status, say a quick prayer for that person. Let's get God back in this country like He should be!! If you agree post this in your status update. Just copy and paste"
Naturally, as an atheist, this stuck in my craw. At first I thought to just let it pass, like normal. Then, I decided that instead of letting it pass, I'd stir the fire a little bit. I say I'm an atheist, I might as well start acting like one. So, I tweaked the message a little bit, and reposted it:
"I am an Atheist & proud to say it! Let's see how many people on Facebook aren't afraid to show their love for Reason! Repost this as your status if you want. Each time you see this on someone's status, start a debate, one-sided discussions don't do anything! Let's keep church & state separate in this country, like... it says in our Constitution!! If you agree, post this in your status update or don't, you choose!"
So, what do you think? Should I have just kept it to myself? I've received no responses yet, but I'll keep you all posted.