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My guess is that his quick wit in dismissing your polite gesture was a combination of drowning of loneliness, in the setting of a licquer filled bar, with some chip on his shoulder for religion, and spirituality in general. His mean spirited comment was probably frustrating, but understand that his true problems are not with you. He could have been more thankful, but you can bet, because of the way he responded to you, he has social issues, and would treat most people in a cold and isolated manner- even his own mother, whether they believe in God or not.
As Christians, we are an easy target for bitterness. The minor abuses from the mouths of atheists are merely a reflection of their private lives.
Tonight, my lady and I are having drinks at a bar , when suddenly a guy SNEEZED and my girlfriend says "Bless you"... the guy replies "no thanks" -PAUSE- "I'm atheist" and that's all he said. I was saddened by this... It struck me as unfair that I don't go around telling people I'm Christian (everyone's knows the different views people have in life and what they are compiled of). We leave and on our way out I felt compelled to say something, so I did... "Good Luck with that". What I'm trying to say is... Why couldn't the guy just simply be thankful that someone cared enough to excuse them in a polite gesture, rather than to into a belief thing? When people come at me bashing my faith I don't say anything (weather they know me or not)... they've made there choice so be it. I get offended all the time... DEAL with it!