Who here has been attacked by a religious nutcase?

I have been verbally attacked on a number of occassions, i was yelled at by a christian who said i need to join a religion to be saved, i said saved for what and yep you guessed it my SINS.

I was told my cousin was going to hell because he is a homosexual and can only be saved if he accepts jesus and starts dating women lol.

I had a rip roarer argument with a 2 christians that said i believe in nothing because god is everything and cause i dont believe in him i believe in nothing, i replied by saying i think for myself, fix my own problems, and i dont need to pray to some guy who supposedly died 2000years ago.
This was the part where they told me to come ask jesus for forgiveness or im going to hell, i then asked them if they believe in unicorns and they said NO... i asked why and they said because unicorns are a fairytale and there is no proof of their existence....I then said exactly and thats why i dont believe in god, whoa did that get them stirred up i got bible verses thrown at me left right and centre after that one, so i said hey hold on a minute ya little crucifix crusaders, it says in your precious bible that something cannot be created from nothing, so if god is real then who created god?

Their only defence for that one was screaming at me and saying....Your taking it out of context lol.

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Comment by Morgan Matthew on June 2, 2009 at 3:27am
I myself have never been assaulted but I have been confronted alot of times but this is a good topic to discuss/share Shermon.

Comment by Pathofreason on June 2, 2009 at 3:47am
One time I accidently spit on a virgin mary statue outside of a catholic hospital. I wasn't paying attention to where I spit and the wind kinda took it. It was actually great. Well anyway this crazy guy runs up to me screaming DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU JUST DID? YOU DESICRATED THE BLESSED MOTHER! Blah blah blah. I said, so what? It's just stone shaped into the form of a woman, nothing more. He said god was gonna punish me for that. I said ok lets see, so I said "God if your real show me right now that your pissed that I spit on your Baby Momma?".....After a few seconds I said see he doesn't give a shit, he is probably too busy burning images of her into french toast. You better go find out. He told me that I had a special place in hell. hahaha
Comment by Rev. Tom Hicks, D.D. on June 2, 2009 at 8:57am

Job 39:9-12


9Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?
10Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?
11Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him?
12Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?

They better start believin' in unicorns for their own sake. To say unicorns are just from fairy tales would be, in my book, blasphemy.
Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on June 2, 2009 at 10:16am
Arguing with fundies is like bringing a gun to a knife fight.
You might walk away a winner, but some other nutcase is going to press charges for noise disruption.
Talk to those that can have a rational conversation, and then leave a good parting shot before walking away from those who can't.
Why waste your time when you can have the warm, cozy feeling of knowing that you've whipped some crazies into a rabid frenzy?
Comment by Dave G on June 2, 2009 at 5:26pm
I fondly remember the crazy bible guy at college who would stand on the steps at the student center and rail about how we were all going to hell. Particularly the girls in their shorts. Harlots baring sinful flesh is what he called it, as I recall.
Comment by James on June 2, 2009 at 10:01pm
Luckily I've never had any conformations with the religious. Closest I've come was my boss. She just gave me the whole "I feel sorry for you and know the truth" speech. But then she quickly dropped the subject after I gave a brief explanation of my I don't believe. I am by far the most scholarly individual at my office, so she just didn't want to push the issue and have me throw her into doubt. lol Other than that, I've had a few people that just find it interesting or simply agree 'to each his own'. Heck, I have one friend that's had doubts a while. And by talking with me, is 'almost' an Atheist now. I say almost, because I feel she doubts heavily, but is still grasping to a thread of fear.

The fun times, are my parents. My they will make a comment (usually joking) and I will fire off Bible quotes, references and what science has proven. I'm always met with "It really says that?". Or my dad will say that "for an Atheist you sure know a lot about the Bible". lol, yup! The more of it you know, the easier it is to see that it is total BS. To be frank, my dad is actually a much more casual believer now.
Comment by Aric on June 3, 2009 at 12:01am
I was told by one of my former bestfriends that I was going to go to hell. Also, I was going to mention the unicorns being in the Bible but the Rev. already did.
Comment by SerpentDove on June 21, 2009 at 8:48am
Response to Comment: "[U]nicorns...in the Bible[?]"

"...Modern readers have trouble with the Bible’s unicorns because we forget that a single-horned feature is not uncommon on God’s menu for animal design. (Consider the rhinoceros and narwhal.) The Bible describes unicorns skipping like calves (Psalm 29:6), traveling like bullocks, and bleeding when they die (Isaiah 34:7). The presence of a very strong horn on this powerful, independent-minded creature is intended to make readers think of strength.

The absence of a unicorn in the modern world should not cause us to doubt its past existence. (Think of the dodo bird. It does not exist today, but we do not doubt that it existed in the past.). Eighteenth century reports from southern Africa described rock drawings and eyewitness accounts of fierce, single-horned, equine-like animals. One such report describes “a single horn, directly in front, about as long as one’s arm, and at the base about as thick . . . . [It] had a sharp point; it was not attached to the bone of the forehead, but fixed only in the skin...” (See full test: Unicorns in the Bible? http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/aid/v2/n1/unicorns-in-bible).

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Comment by Aric on June 21, 2009 at 11:51pm
"The absence of a unicorn in the modern world should not cause us to doubt its past existence. (Think of the dodo bird. It does not exist today, but we do not doubt that it existed in the past.)."
-SerpentDove

The difference between unicorns and dodos is that we have proof that the dodos exist in the form of dodo skeletons, dodo DNA, and numerous eyewitness reports (and I mean scientific ones). You also mentioned, and by mentioned I mean quoted an Answers in Genesis article, the narwhal. The narwhal's "horn" is actually a tusk, which is an elongated tooth. So far I have only been able to find the "18th century reports" on the Answers in Genesis site so it is highly unlikely that it is a factual report. However, if the 18th century reports are true it is far more likely that what they saw was a rhinoceros. SerpentDove, for your own sake don't argue for the existence of unicorns simply because some translations of the bible mentions unicorns. It's a losing argument.

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