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Started by t.e.smith, April 20, 2022, 08:17:57 PM

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Recently at work, where customers make orders and I bring their groceries out to their car, I was about to load a woman's groceries when she says "Are you a Christian?" After some hesitation I calmly say "No, I'm an atheist." She walks out of her car, comes around to the back and says "Then don't you dare touch my groceries." She starts throwing them in as I'm standing there. When she's done she says "I don't want to have anything to do with you atheists, running around like you're so noble." Then she got in her car and drove away.
My website: (Sola Rationis, "reason alone")

Dark Lightning

...and there is an xtian acting all butt hurt when someone doesn't drink the kool-aid. Making xtianity a requirement for collecting food from the store and delivering it to her to load into her car is the height of entitlement. One's religious faith is meaningless in your situation. Sorry to see that you had to take that. I worked as a mechanic for many years, and never had anyone ask me about my religious preference. But that job was finished 40+ years ago when I graduated uni.

Mike Cl

Bad experience.  But then, you already realize that most christians are mentally ill and never show 'love' that is supposed to be their hallmark.  In my town, several businesses have signs in the window telling us 'we are a christian business'.  I never, never go into those stores for I know they are inherently dishonest. 
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?<br />Then he is not omnipotent,<br />Is he able but not willing?<br />Then whence cometh evil?<br />Is he neither able or willing?<br />Then why call him god?


I would look into her eyes with a smile, followed by a subtle nod. I bet the nerve she has is coming from being the customer in the first place. Her form of behaviour is not just about religion. You can observe it with racist, nationalists and a lot of other people with it. She feels she can say that to you then and there because probably from her point of view, hers is the advantageous position compared to yours. I don't think she can express her  inferiority complex as easily in so many other situations, which she confuses with a legitimate hatred she should show against certain people. It's a learned behaviour.

Most of the religious people tend to harbour a lot of self hatred. But they have severe lack of self awareness and this is how it serves them.
"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari


Asking strangers about their religion for no obvious reason is inappropriate, same with political affiliation or sexual orientation.

Today while waiting for a yoga class to begin a new person mistakenly sat in the front of the room and said he was moving to the back. Someone commented, "You must be a Presbyterian." Someone else commented, "Yeah, Presbyterians are quiet in the back and Baptists are loud in the front." Then someone asked the guy who wanted to be in the back, "Are you a Presbyterian?" and he replied, "I'm nondenominational." She said, "What does that mean?" and he said, "It means I believe in God and Jesus and I'm nondenominational." She looked at me expectantly and I said, "I'm here for yoga."

Gawdzilla Sama

I was threatened with court-martial if I didn't "stop that atheist shit". (I said I didn't believe in any god or gods.) The speaker, my immediate supervisor, got a warning to stop that Christian shit.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers