I said he was going somewhere he does not even believe in and it upset him???? LMAO
Mostly agree with Santa to some degree, person put you on the spot I guess.
It's hard to have an opinion on, since none of us were there. There could have been parts of this conversation or a history that we're not seeing?
Speaking only for myself though, I have plenty of friends that probably think I'm going to hell I guess. It confuses me sometimes that they like me,
and don't particularly do anything about it. Sometimes my mind tries to rationalize this by thinking ... oh they probably don't believe that
part but mostly I just don't bother thinking about it.
I'm very curious about people's beliefs but I never ask that type of question. My questions are more genuine curiousness. It seems a dangerous
question to ask, so yes maybe your friend over reacts. But ...
And don't mean to offend you Semper, but something has jumped out at me:
Perhaps that is why atheists attack Christianity at ever opportunity.. We have what they can never have.. A quiet soul.. A comfortable peace..
A warm blanket of faith
So maybe, just maybe, the insecurity of the non-believer is becoming more and more apparent?
As I am a true believer, I can only pray for their salvation
Look I've had plenty of persons give me a hard time, or ignore me because they are religious and assume I'm a terrible heathen of a person.
One time when I was on a film set within a church the people who owned the church asked if I needed to be there, and if I could be told to leave. Is
something about tattoos and leather jackets that put them the wrong way I suppose (if I'd known we were shooting in a church later that afternoon I
might have covered up just because). Luckily my employer backed me up. I've had a lot of negative interactions with religious persons though.
Sorry for the rambles, but the point I'm making is that none of this has made me think in sweeping lines about religious people in general. I can
never, for example, imagine myself saying something like ...
And this is why Christians attack gay people all the time, because they're upset about not being able to have fun and enjoy life and are scared of
death. Gay people have what Christians will never have, a good time!
There is so much wrong with that sentence I need to sand paper hands and bleach eye balls after writing, but the overall point is there I think. Guess
all am saying is that if you have these thoughts and feelings about Atheists on a regular basis then perhaps they maybe come to the surface even if
you don't intend it?
Just seems perhaps like you almost enjoy that person's discomfort from what you've written? I mean I can only assume they weren't that close a friend
or you must be quite upset at them? When I was a Roman Catholic I actually found the thought of so many people going to hell physically distressing
Perhaps it's just how you've written it? It's a query you have to ask yourself more than explain to me. Maybe you're just fine with how you think of
and communicate with Atheists, or maybe you've just come across a certain way that doesn't accurately represent you. I just feel from what you've
written ... sure I can see where a person might be offended over time.
I'd be pretty offended if your primary thoughts about me were similar to what you've written in your OP.
Hope it helps.
P.S I have a horrible feeling this thread will light up like a Christmas tree, soooo you may perhaps borrow my flame proof fort and suit if you wish.
It is over next to my rolfcopter and ttyl tank.
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