Aversion To Crosses - Feeling Like a Vampire

So maybe I'm spending too much of my life on atheism, Think Atheist, the National Atheist Party( shameless plug) etc..., or maybe I've become so aware of the nature, commonality and saturation of Christianity in this country that I cannot help it, but it's come to the point, where every time i see someone wearing a cross, regardless of how small or nondescript, it causes me to wince inside (one hell of a run-on sentance, my apologies to our grammer guards out there). I only hope that my external body language does not reflect the revolt I'm feeling on the inside. I've never felt this kind of aversion before and I feel very vampire-ish in my response. Holy shit. Maybe I am a vampire, not the real kind mind you obviously but the crap-ass twilight kind who can walk around in the light. What a crock of shit. But I digress. Anyway, not that I mind this reaction because in some ways it leaves me with a moral satisfaction, but rather because I hope my body can control and I can avoid being as seen as simply a troll. Ode to Minchin there at the end! Peace.

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Comment by Rma on April 10, 2012 at 1:54pm

It is weird, I've also noticed recently that I've started to "wince" inside every time I see one of'em beards walking around preaching the word of "allah". At times I event felt rapid IQ degradation entering conversations with >= mildly devout creepers.

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on April 10, 2012 at 2:43pm

Glad to hear of the National Atheist Party. Whenever you want to go International……….. :-) A Christian recently told me that I am wasting my life trying to “fight against god”. I told her it was a lifestyle choice I was addicted to so apparently she will be asking her god to help me get better. I told her might need to sacrifice a goat too as I have it bad.

I heard a good quip about “Twilight” being about a young girls choice between bestiality and necrophilia”. At least its not about flesh eaters and blood drinkers!!!

Comment by matt.clerke on April 10, 2012 at 6:56pm

Have you tried asking them "What is the t for?"? Might not work if it is like the one in the picture...

Comment by Jason on April 10, 2012 at 8:42pm

Yes! Just in the last two years, I have noticed that I am wincing anytime I see someone wearing a cross…. Just like a vampire. What up with that?   It’s the same type of feeling I get anytime I see a women wearing a burqa. It’s just like... yuk.

Comment by Richard E. Robertson on April 10, 2012 at 10:02pm

My revulsion is at least two-fold, but at least I manage to internalize it. Those who wear them usually are advocates for following the "10 Commandments". You know the thing that hasthat prohibition against graven images? Hypocrite much do they (yes, bad English, but I think it apt). And of course the revulsion that goes "Danger, Will Robinson! Danger! Non-thinker ahead!"

Comment by Leslie Ann on April 10, 2012 at 10:56pm

I wince at crosses too, and instantly tense up. I have to tell myself to chill and not get angry right away with the person. It just reminds me that I can never really escape religion crap. I also automatically write off any guy I see wearing one. If it matters enough to them to wear it, it won't ever work out for us.

Comment by Grady Jean on April 10, 2012 at 11:07pm

What Shay said. I don't care if people have pride in their delusions. I don't care if the want to worship the Big Brother in the Sky. All I care about is them leaving me the fuck out of it, and accepting that some people simply want no part of their bullshit.

Comment by Nessrriinn on April 10, 2012 at 11:23pm

i  take a step back any time i notice  any sort of religious symbolism.. i might even be considered a werewolf since muslim men only wear silver...

Comment by Michael Rezak on April 10, 2012 at 11:29pm

As a matter of fact, when I see a cross/crucifix hanging from another's neck, I imagine being a vampire, falling to the floor, writhing and moaning in fear and agony.  All in fun of that silly thing ... that, and of course practicing for when I become a vampire.  I simply can't cope otherwise.

Comment by SteveInCO on April 11, 2012 at 1:04am

Why should a cross be a good weapon against vampires, when it is used so well by other blood suckers?

My town has very few stores in it, and in one of them, absolutely every employee wears a cross, and most supported Santorum.  Yeeegh.

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