So now I am nothing more the an Animal ....

This is according to someone who has been my friend since my first year of high school. It started out as a simple post on Facebook... go figure. It was about Jessica Ahlquist and the horrifying treatment she is receiving by the Christians. Hell then the next thing I know he's getting all super sensitive and pissed off at me over it. So much so he posted this!

" Please show me atheists protesting other religions and notnjust different denominations of Christianity. And a banner with a prayer does not make a school a church. That girl that prays before a test in school should she be stopped? And this girl didn't protest the banner because of the law but because of her own personal beliefs. And that makes it no different then any other belief. I don't understand why giving someone something to believe in is so terrible. They are not forcing anything on anyone just trying to reassure those who believe in something. And seeing the atheist believe in nothing a threat on ones life should mean nothing because existence meaningless. Without belief we are nothing more than animals meant to do nothing more than eat, f*ck, and die. This also makes everything else pointless laws, common curtacy, and any other form of good living. If we exist as animals let's live as animals. Eat what we want f*ck who we want even if they don't want. And hell like a lion if I don't like the dude next to me why I don't I just kill him so he's not a threat."

"I hope you guys are enjoying the nothingness of your lives."

Even up to this point I tried not to take it to personally, kept my chin up. Tried to even explain to him something known as The 'establishment of religion' clause of the First Amendment, laws, facts and that religion doesn't hold monopoly over morals and virtue. People like myself are and can be good without God, threats of punishment and/or reward.

His only reply...

"Those are what are called extremist. But virtues and morals are pointless to animals."

Some days are so much harder then the last but I'll keep smiling and take solace in the fact that I got to this point with free will and the belief I have in myself... and with that I end my night with a theme song.

http://youtu.be/JWVshkVF0SY

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Comment by kris feenstra on January 20, 2012 at 2:52am

It's interesting that he'd say that, yet invests no meaningful effort in one of the most beautiful things humanity has apart from other animals: complex language.

Comment by Kairan Nierde on January 20, 2012 at 3:23am

Wow--never been called an animal before.  Wait, yes.  Okay, from the Christians hating on gays.  Nevermind.  But still, it is an unsettling, upsetting experience.  I'm sorry you had someone you "friended" do that.  I like that you went for a themesong after catching that load of bs.  Good strategy.  I'm sorry for your frustrating experience.  "...and pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space, 'cause there's bugger all down here on Earth."

Comment by Barry Eckert on January 20, 2012 at 4:48am

@Kris ヅ Tammy says this guy has been a friend since the first year of high school (which must have been 2010-11) and I'd say graduation is looking dicey if they have an exit exam.

Tammy, he thinks reference to the Constitution, scientific fact, and so forth is extremist? Judging from the general illiteracy of his rant, I'm not sure that's the word he intended to use; if he does know what he is saying, it's probably a waste of your time and the Internet's electrons to try to have a rational discussion with him.

Comment by Jared on January 20, 2012 at 10:48am

You could have thrown him for a loop and made fun of him and asked: So are you saying, "You and me baby ain't nothing but mammals so lets do it like they do it on the discovery channel" ? Because that's the drift I'm getting from you. You're showing all that pinned up animal rage you have been keeping at bay with our holy animal tamer of all animal tamers... Jesus.

There is a point when we have to realize not all of the faithful can be saved from the lack of reason that seems to dog much of our society and that the ability to understand purpose that doesn't revolve around magic beings telling them what to do is beyond some.

Made a small edit to what I originally said ;-)

Comment by Tammy on January 20, 2012 at 7:49pm

@ Kris Feenstra, Yeah I thought that was pretty interesting too. Not to mention that I don't know of very many animals that just go about killing raping and murdering other animals. Like that lion part. Lions don't just kill for no reason. Other then to eat they kill to secure a prides, keep away competition, and to get rid of another males offspring so the female can go into heat sooner.

I would point that out to him but I don't think it would do any good.

Comment by Tammy on January 20, 2012 at 8:24pm

@ Kairan Nierde, Yeah, this was a first for me. I almost would have preferred he call me a bitch then an animal for some reason it felt more insulting. Thank you for being so sweet and I'm glad you liked the theme song thing. Sorta make it a point to find a song that fits the event, makes it less stressful. An I mentally crossed out the "pray" and replaced it with hope.

Comment by Tammy on January 20, 2012 at 8:36pm

@ Barry Eckert , You may be surprised but I graduated in 1996. I've just made it a point to stayed pretty close with a few of my friends in High School. The ones that I pretty much spent every waking moment with.

Yes, apparently he does and you are very right, after his first major rant I knew that saying anything to him would be very pointless because he wasn't going to listen. Some people spend so much time defending their faith that they are to blind to see it's inaccuracies.

Comment by Tammy on January 20, 2012 at 8:46pm

@Jared, You are a genius and that actually is a great song. Funny to because now I can't stop singing it, thanks! What also funny, now I can't stop seeing Jesus as a ring master at a circus. Ha, that would actually be a pretty funny illustration. Thanks for cheering me up so much! :-)

Comment by Tammy on January 20, 2012 at 8:48pm

@ Zach Winkler, Thank you for that and I will ask him tonight!!

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