When a general Facebook question goes oh so very wrong!

I recently posted a question on Facebook. I wanted to know if atheism is compatible with the principle of the Law of Attraction presented in the book "The Secret". I think they are but I wanted to know what they thought in FB land. I received the following response from a person I thought was my friend: "YOU GUYS NEED JESUS DON'T SEND ME ANY ATHEIST ANYTHING!!!!"

Today I received the following e-mail from the person who posted that response:

"I did not mean to attack you or anyone on facebook I am just really can't believe that you are an Atheist... I love you so much and I know
that you have had some negative experiences and interaction with people
that call themselves Christians. For that I am sorry but I really will
have in depth conversation with you because I respect your right to
believe what you want but God is love and he lives in you whether you
acknowledge it or not. I have some books I would like to send to you and
apologize if I hurt your feelings in any way. I was just frustrated
with everyone denying God because of the things that stupid humans do or
have done to them!!!! I LOVE YOU and never meant to offend or hurt you
so please accept my apology and I look forward to us having this
conversation with you. Because after all I am stupid human too :)"

How do I delicately shut this crap down? Any suggestions?

Views: 9

Comment by Shanna on October 5, 2010 at 3:24pm
I think she got to the point and made her desires clear enough. She did not want to engage in a conversation. And I dont blame her. It's like talking to a wall. "Running the risk of coming across as close minded" is irrelevant because it appears that the friend already felt that way from her email. It wouldn't matter in the least if Therese explained anything further. That may in fact lead the friend on to think Theresae does want to engage in a conversation by giving the friend information to refrute in a replied email. Which is exactly what Therese wanted to avoid per her email to her friend. Nip it in the butt and move on. I do however, agree with you, James, that it annoys me as well that people jump to assumptions and blame bad experiences (among other things) without you ever admitting if that were true. For example, some people think I'm gay because I may have had bad experiences with men. It's not justifiable and is false. Even if I did have bad experiences with men (who dont have bad experiences with men or women, really?) or bad experiences with religion, who I am is not derived from "feelings" but from biology or in religion case, reason.
Comment by Doug Reardon on October 5, 2010 at 6:01pm
Avoid those who are vexations to the spirit.
Comment by Jon Heim on October 5, 2010 at 7:03pm
first of all "I was just frustrated
with everyone denying God because of the things that stupid humans do or
have done to them!!!!"

is not the reason we deny god. lol


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