Admitting being an atheist in a country like mine, where all the people is really closed minded, specially in schools, and more specifically in religion classes, can be something really harsh, or if you are like me, fun. Today I'm going to tell you my recent experiences as an atheist in an obligatory religion class.
I still remember the reaction of some of my classmates, at the beginning of the year, when I admitted in the religion class I was an atheist, actually I still remember when I told anyone for the first time I didn’t believed in god , it was a really good friend of mine who I liked a lot last year and who liked me too, what was her reaction you ask? First she was completely astonished and like 10 minutes later, she came to my side and said to me: “Everyone who I meet should tell me they don’t believe really fast so I can know I cant be with them”
YOU LITTLE BITCH!!!!! …. Believe me, that was really harsh, why I had to told her, I don’t know, maybe I thought she deserved to know it as the most probable scenario was that she was eventually going to be my girlfriend, now I realize it was a big mistake. Oh and you may be thinking what a bitch closed minded person, and you know? Maybe you are right, her reaction wasn’t exactly the best, but as I’m a really good person (=D) I still respect her and love her a lot so let’s leave it here. Continuing with the reaction of my classmates, there was like a general whisper in the classroom at first, after that some of them asked me: really? But with such a face and a voice that I felt like if I would have said that I came from mars or like I was gay or like I had AIDs .. I don’t know I just couldn’t help laughing a lot, oh and very loud. Now a couple of months have passed and they are like getting used to it, but some funny things still happen periodically in the classes and I if you like my article I will continue writing more of them as they keep coming.
So far I have been able to distinguish three types of believers in my classroom (besides one girl who doesn’t admit she doesn’t believe I’m the only atheist):
1-The “ZOMG HOW CAN YOU DON’T BELIEVE“: (Yes, their name is written grammatically wrong in purpose to symbolize their ... intelligence) The stupidity of the arguments and questions this guys use is such that you wouldn't believe me if i told you. Things like asking : Explain me why you don’t believe when there is so much evidence? (Take in note that ask this very confidently) and then when you ask: Which one? they will do one of this things:
a) Shut up
b) Say the bible
c)scream like little girls
I also remember one day, I was questioning something stupid the professor said, I believe it was that only Christians can go to heaven, yes he actually said that, and in IB we are supposed to be taught to be open minded…, but lets ignore the paradox in the educational system for a while, when I said that it didnt make sense that only christians could go to heaven, if it hypothetically existed of course,a fanatic friend of mine responded offended:
Fanatic, annoying and loudly girl: How can you question religion after you have received confirmation last year??!! (I’m sure that if she could had she would have stabbed me)
For my luck, she didn’t know I had ace under the hole saved for this occasion >=), I didn’t.
2-The ones who understand: They rock, that’s I all can say, we even make fun of the others 2 kinds sometimes.
And last but not least:
3- The hypocrite jerks: This kind is by far, the worst of all, I just can’t stand them, just imagine them: “god says this god say that”, and since I admitted my atheism every time I say something about any religious comment, it doesn’t matter how stupid it is nor how respectful I am (well I'm not precisely respectful but still), my comment will mean and instant shut up or insult to my person. This guys make me think, isn’t god message to respect others? Specially something as personal as their beliefs?, meh this
gays guys are not worth the trouble. I just do either one of this: ignore them/ insult them, its not worthy no establish a serious (nor civilized) conversation with them.
Well that's all for now, sorry for my bad english and if you like it please comment so i can know i should write more. :)