I've Lost My MySpace and Some Friends

Due to a minor infraction at MySpace.com (ie. being an atheist and speaking out,) my account was deleted. I opened another account, just to keep in touch with old friends, and marked it 'private'.

So far only a few have accepted my friend request.

While this could be a coincidence, I can't help feeling that some of them just couldn't reconcile my beliefs .. or, non-beliefs. I was never critical of them directly, but I made quite a few anti-evangelical postings (usually after I was attacked by one.) I guess it's for the best - I couldn't expect them to abandon their faith to be my friend.

Still, some of these people I've known for more than a decade... ach. Has this happened to any of you? I'm really feeling shunned here...

-Ben

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Comment by Morgan Matthew on October 23, 2008 at 1:08pm
Wow! would you mind posting what you posted to get you banned? I recently deleted both myspace and facebook accounts. IMO the best decision I have ever done in a very long time. To much drama. The problem (at least for me) was the constant checking back and forth to see what was going on with friends ALL the time. It got to the point of life consuming. But right after I got rid of both accounts I cant tell you how good I felt.

I came to the conclusion that my true friends were the friends on my phone. That I really talked to. and if old friends want to contact me they have my email.

All I know is I have ALOT less of DRAMA in my life. Which I am sure we all would like alot less of.

I find it funny how so many people are so insecure about their faith. If they are so faithful nothing should faze them. But I suppose that's assuming to much of faithful people. Most likely someone used the "report abuse" button on you.

I will say I respect you for not directly being critical to the individual. That's what has to be the most mind numbing of it all because in the big picture you did nothing wrong.

I am glad you posted this here Benji.
Comment by Tori on October 23, 2008 at 1:14pm
I think that is crazy. That's something I would protest about... As in try to get my account back. But most likely will be in vain i feel :( Blah :( that really really sucks. I dont have facebook or myspace and I see why I dont now. Well I am here for you Benji if you need someone to talk to about this topic.
Comment by Kate on October 23, 2008 at 8:43pm
Yeah, I mean... I am going to have to agree with Morgan here Myspace/Facebook are in them selves places of pukeyness haha. I would recommend you message your friends your email and communicate that way if you really need to. To much drama!

I will agree it is very disgusting to have that happen. Just comes to show you how dumb people really are. Grrr now im mad...
Comment by Atheist Ninja on October 23, 2008 at 9:54pm
I just use facebook to talk to people I actually know, and see on a regular basis... So basically it's just like e-mail, but with pictures. I don't see how that can be bad.
Comment by Benji on December 24, 2008 at 9:52pm
My new account is private and I have 10 friends. lol It's cheaper than long-distance. Thanks for all your comments, and sorry it took so long to reply. Merry Mithras, and may His Noodly Appendage touch you all.
Comment by Batty on January 6, 2009 at 5:06pm
My Space was time consuming for me ( I used it to keep track of internet friends ). I have it still but rarely go there. I deleted all instant messaging though. That was a pain in the ass!
Comment by Benji on January 22, 2009 at 6:13pm
I was attacking someone, and their religion, but it was only on my blog. I never sent any sort of mean or threatening message to anyone. And I was attacked for my atheism *first*... so, whatever. I like this place a lot more. ;)

Blessed is His Noodly Appendage. Ramen.

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