Ok , so I finally get to the church this morning that I am the pianist for , and to my surprise a little CD was laying on the piano.
On the CD was clearly written in black marker ...
So apparently someone thought it was a good idea to make me a Christian Rock CD. I hope I don't have to go into a description of how painful it is to listen to that stuff. Or maybe I was just given a really bad mix. I don't even get to see who the 'artists' are ... but yeah. It's .. so .. bad .. my .. ears .. my poor ears .. !!
I have also received a few 'Jesus is thinking of' type of cards during X mas time and such.
So is it just me or is giving a Religious oriented gift to an Atheist like giving a cat a shower curtain?
Post your best gifts you have received and how you liked them or reacted to it :)
Bibles... Yes That is plural.. I even got one for the computer.. I still have my very first bible I did not need more of them really, I think my total is was up to 30 the last time I threw them out.
can a theist play ?
when a minister found out what my beliefs were .. he very kindly gave me a CD of a woman telling her story about how she was possesed by demons when she joined Spiritualism and how finding Jesus helped get rid of those demons
I think there was actually an excorcism on it ... I never listened to find out
I had a fight with that same minister when he gave my kids some fun cards to play with ... with warnings of hell on the reverse side
don't think I am allowed back in his cafe now though
Worst I ever got was a quite religious Christmas card once. I voiced my thoughts on it to my dad and he simply said "Yeah... The card was your mothers idea". The next day my mom called me saying that if I get a card from my one Aunt not to say anything, since it featured a picture of the inside of her church. And she mentioned the 'nasty' message I sent my father. The whole while my dad is in the background saying "I told you what he said. It wasn't nasty. he didn't say anything nasty at all". I reiterated that I was not nasty in the slightest and informed her that I had no intentions of saying anything to my aunt if I did get a card. The difference being that my parents know I'm an Atheist and my aunt doesn't. She's not knowingly disrespecting what I believe, thus I won't start a petty argument with her. However, my parents do know. I always respect their beliefs, but as soon as that respect is not mutual I return in kind. Since then... so far so good.
We did get a Bible verse plaque (on love) from an old friend for our wedding. But she didn't know my stance at that time.