Stuff in my life and FB discussions.

The stuff I get once I came out as Atheist.

Ok, since I came out as Atheist about 2 years ago, I keep getting emails and stuff from like my mom either picking on Atheists or begging me to "Come back to God". I am seriously getting tired of this shit. I know that once you pick your fight that you need to fight it, and as the person that I am, I cant stand back and watch these people try to change the US into a theocracy and destroy the best idea that man has so far come up with as far as government goes. So like many other people I voice my opinion on matters when they try to force religion down our throats.

An email from my cousin (who we have FB discussions on religion all the time),

(I copied only the email out as it was a fw:fw:fw:fw:fw:fw:fw and finally to me. I kept the body)

The following is too good. A must read!
May the favor of God shield you forevermore!

Florida Court Sets Atheist Holy Day! Got to love this Judge!
You must read this......a proper decision by the courts... for a change. FLORIDA COURT SETS ATHEIST HOLY DAY In Florida , an atheist created a case against the upcoming Easter and Passover Holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians and Jews and observances of their holy days. The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days. The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring, "Case dismissed!" The lawyer immediately stood objecting to the ruling saying, "Your honor, How can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays.." The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "But you do. Your client, counsel, is woefully ignorant." The lawyer said, "Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists." The judge said, "The calendar says April 1st is April Fools Day. Psalm 14:1 states, 'The fool says in his heart, there is no God.' Thus, it is the opinion of this court, that, if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore, April 1st is his day. Court is adjourned.." You got to love a Judge that knows his scripture! This is too good not to forward

I love how Atheist is not capitalized anywhere in the email as well. How offensive is this email? I think this Judge (if this is real) is setting himself to be overturned in appeal.

Also, I come from a split family in a lot of ways. Not only am I Atheist, but I am also a Chicago Cubs fan in a family that has lots of White Sox fans. My Granddad who introduced me to baseball was a diehard Cubs fan and that rubbed off on me. Many of my family members are Sox fans as we lived in near South West side. To be honest, I got the baseball email first then the Florida Atheist email.

Subject: Three baseball fans

Three baseball fans were on their way to a game when one noticed a foot sticking out of the bushes by the side of the road. They stopped and discovered a nude female dead drunk. Out of respect and propriety, the SOX fan took off his cap and placed it over her right breast. The Yankee fan took off his cap and placed it over her left breast. Following their lead, the Cubs fan took off his cap and placed it over her crotch. The police were called and when the officer arrived, he conducted his inspection. First, he lifted up the Sox cap, replaced it, and wrote down some notes. Next, he lifted the Yankee cap, replaced it, and wrote down some more notes. The officer then lifted the Cubs cap, replaced it, then lifted it again, replaced it, lifted it a third time, and replaced it one last time. The Sox fan was getting upset and finally asked, "What are you, a pervert or something? Why do you keep lifting and looking, lifting and looking?" Well," said the officer. "I am simply surprised. Normally when I look under a Cubs hat, I find an asshole."

I know I responded to the emails but I deleted the responses and don’t remember exactly what I said in them. I know I was pretty mad when I replied.

Today, I got another letter from my fundie mother with a lot of the same drivel in it. "I love you son and I will always love you. I have been praying for you to come back to the Lord and will continue to pray for you." Love, Kathy.

The only thing I can do is face palm because she just doesn't understand and I don’t think has the capability to understand where I am coming from now.

With the upcoming Atheist Week on Face Book, I am about to post Atheist shit every day. I am already kind of doing it now and have getting into some pretty interesting discussions to say the least. I have had one person who I know from HS saying that we all just need to be killed. She also made an Ad Hominum attack on someone else in the thread and is supposedly going have him kicked off FB. She also asked "Why we care"? LOL! I have another person who says that no matter what we say and how reasoned our arguments are, will never change her faith. How can you argue against that?


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Comment by Pinko Commie on March 22, 2010 at 4:15am
I have another person who says that no matter what we say and how reasoned our arguments are, will never change her faith. How can you argue against that?

I would say, I have no interest in changing your faith. I just don't want your faith to supersede truth and reason. Not too much to ask...

Then again, I don't have a face book for this very reason. I get way too annoyed by the illusion of friendship which seems to pave the way for unsolicited and often entirely worthless advice and nosiness. You seem more tactful than me. :)
Comment by Lindsey on March 22, 2010 at 4:58pm
I've gotten the judge e-mail too. I seriously doubt that it actually happened though, because I don't know of any atheist who would sue for a "holy" day, and because someone would (rightfully) raise hell if a judge actually based a legal ruling in scripture so it would have made headlines somewhere. ( I was rally curious after I recieved this e-mail, so I looked it up online and couldn't find any evidence that it was true)
Comment by Pinko Commie on March 22, 2010 at 5:01pm
That's why I loves me some snopes.com - http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/atheist.asp
Comment by Reggie on March 22, 2010 at 9:42pm
I told my grandma that I didn't believe in an afterlife the other day. It came up in conversation because she was urging me to take my (unborn as of now) daughter to church and get her to know God. My grandma was upset and asked me who had been influencing me. In hindsight, that question kind of pisses me off, but my grandma is a sweetheart, so...whaddya gonna do? I haven't told her outright that I am an atheist, though. Haven;t denied it, either. :-)
Comment by Galen on March 23, 2010 at 12:23am
Just earlier this evening, I was SO ANGRY because of Facebook. I had this very dear friend who I have known since we were pre-teen children (she and her husband both, actually). I knew her to be a religious woman these days, but I had no idea... I found out earlier tonight that her weekend hobby is to go out and protest abortion clinics. Despite a 20 year friendship, I un-friended her immediately upon learning this, without a single word to her. This person that I cared for has now completely disgusted me and every ounce of respect I ever held for her is gone. All because of her ridiculous ass-backwards Bronze Age beliefs. It's a shame really, but like Jesus said, "knock the dust from your boots and move on." Not worth my pity, really, but she has it anyway. :(
Comment by Matthew on March 23, 2010 at 5:37am
Thats valid Galen. I can understand how you feel. I lost friends becuase of my Atheism and we were very close. I have also have a friend who used to be one of my best freinds in HS who is now a serious fundie. We dont talk much other than "Hey! How are you doing?" There is no deep discussion at all. Funny how this guy cheated on his wife and is now getting a divorce!.....
Comment by M on March 23, 2010 at 8:11pm
Christian pro-life protesters are evil beings. I've already decided that if I ever see any in action, I will go up to them and ask them if they really believe they are doing what they think Jesus would do: humiliating and frightening already emotionally distraught women. Then I will ask them to imagine that one of those women is really Jesus in disguise, testing them (Christians love that stuff!) on their own lack of judgment of others and love for others. Is this how they would treat JESUS?! I hope to shame them as they shame those poor women, really.
Comment by Galen on March 23, 2010 at 11:49pm
@M3 - If my former friend ever sends me a message or something asking why I unfriended her, I'll be sure to say exactly that to her. I doubt she'll even care. What's the loss of one heathen atheist friend? Surely people will hate her for her faith, right? And that's all she'll need to read from the bible to knock my dust from her boots as well. What's sad is that I simply don't care.

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