So I'm sure we all have Facebook friends that post crazy, amusing, disturbing things about god. So what are the worst or most amusing things that you have seen? That and do you ever respond to these posts or just ignore them or even just delete people from your friends list? Furthermore how have other people reacted to your own posts about Atheism or subjects that might go against the faith of friends or family?
I've muted a few people for this reason who ask hey did you see my post earlier about such and such and I'm like oh umm... I must have missed it... you know how crazy this new facebook is.
That normally works pretty well.
This is my default answer for my mom. Since she constantly uses her posts to bitch about nonsense and then ask if I saw it, I've adopted those exact words.
People who talk about god's love I suspect mostly have gone to the cheerful churches that pave over most of the bible because they know they would lose most of people if they really knew more about the bible. I had to tell an adult friend that he shouldn't use a kids bible to understand the bible since its edited for content he didn't seem to realize this.
I eventually "defriended" a long time friend after multiple letters about her "joy in the Lord" and multiple viral emails about "miracles" in African countries which were horrifically naive. For example, I can see nothing "miraculous" about the survival of a freshly born infant whose poverty stricken mother had just died on the table. What kind of a monstrous god would kill the mother and then leave the defenseless child to suffer and die slowly from hunger and mal-nutrition.
Nor can I see anything "miraculous" about a man who comes out of coma while being prayed over by some evangelicals. He had been involved in a car accident, was taken to a reasonably staffed hospital but left against the doctors advice in order to see another doctor in a different town who had the "right" Christian beliefs. This incompetent doctor pronounced him dead on arrival and and sent him home in a coffin. The video footage of him after the "miracle" showed that he had gait and speech problems that indicated permanent brain damage - something that might have been avoided if his "god" had persuaded him to stay at the first hospital. As a retired neuro-scientist, that one really disturbed me.
It made me angry that my friend's brain appeared to have been taken over by some kind of mind eating slug.
Religion. A.K.A. a mind eating slug.... Sometimes I wish people would send this kind of crap to me so I could rip it to shreds and send back the pieces (that's a metaphor obviously...). Apparently people in Australia are either atheists or smart enough not to send religious junk to atheists.
If only we could really blame a mind eating slug.... it makes it so much more confusing that they don't have something causing their lapse in logic.
A friend of mine has posted this at least a couple of times. I don't respond or else it'll turn into an argument with him and is far right-wing Christian friends. This from a guy who didn't have a job for YEARS and made money hustling pool. He lived with me and my (now estranged) husband for several months, but could never seem to have the money for his rent. I had to ask him to finally move out, though we maintained our friendship. He's also 1/2 Eskimo and receives free healthcare but is so against it for anyone else. He is the perfect example of one who has no problem judging others and condemning them though he's exactly what he despises about others. I just don't get it.
As for how my Christian facebook friends respond to my left-wing political posts and posts on religion and atheism, they keep very quiet. I try not to post anything attacking them, so they really have no reason to be offended. They abide by the facebook etiquette...if it's on MY wall, keep you mouth shut. If I post it on THEIR walls, then they have reason to be upset. Surprisingly, I haven't lost any "friends" in awhile. Maybe they just can't help themselves and wait to see what I'm going to post next! LOL
I think I can accept the handgun... you know as protection from the radical militant fundies that will start to come out of the wood work as they continue to lose more control in our nations affairs.
I don't buy that piece of etiquette. Once you've posted to your wall you have introduced the idea into a public forum, and if it was not your intent to draw comment, why post it?
Response: "Is that because they are both used to kill?" }:)