reply to post by Annee
Controlled environments are a lot easier to deal with differences in, since there's less attacking of people when people are gathered together for
the purpose of discovering differences.
Actually, I did mention one, in the previous post. The dude was kind of turned on by meeting a Christian who would debate it, willingly. Novel ideas
is what he was in for. I don't remember his name, a friend of a friend. Met him randomly when I went out for lunch with a girlfriend. He knew her,
and we invited him, randomly, to sit down. He's a former Catholic, whose wife was a blatant Baptist...and this is where we walked into his views of
the world and how they clash with mine. And he was soooo eager to talk about it with yet another Christian, who didn't shut down due to him
questioning my belief, like his wife does. Whole chunk of himself he couldn't share with his wife.
I actually thought about him last night because I went with my hubby to pick up his former college buddy who came down to visit his parents. Just
randomly looked at the pictures of his siblings, and saw the man's picture...I didn't know that they were related. I had been in that room before,
but only noticed the pic last night, for some reason. Could mumble something about predestination, but you'd probably be disgusted. lol
And that's the one I actually mentioned. (Sorry if this was garbled with the "think tank" crap. Might have been, wasn't paying that close of
I didn't mention this same friend's older sister, whom I'm also friends with, whose hubby is an atheist--so technically, we could call each other
friends (but we're friends the way that couples are friends). I'd be bringing up him and I agreeing with each other, facing his wife, over how she
should ignore bumps in the night. (As in, if it isn't real, she's bringing it upon herself, and if it actually is real, then she's still giving
this crap the time of day, and thereby inviting it. ) We've had conversations on how much atheism has to do with morality. Trying to remember
conversations had over YEARS, when the conversations weren't on religion or not, alone.
Then there's the crazy communist atheist up north, who married a socialist Christian whose child my hubby is godfather to, that lives in Madison,
Wisconsin. Damn near made the boy wreck for mentioning that I was conservative. I guess you could call this one militant, but his aim isn't against
Christianity, but against conservationism he can't understand. Oh, we barely get along, but that's because we're a lot alike. Not in beliefs, but
our "mode of operation". Both obviously ADHD.