Post # 1
That people (specifically Christians) judge people like me (Atheists) for no good reason except that we don’t believe in God.
Basically I feel like some of these Christians in my industry 1. Assume everyone is a Christian. 2. Preach a lot. 3. Judge you once you are honest and admit you don’t believe.
It’s not fair that they can be all “Praise Jesus” but as soon as I want to say I DON’T believe people get up in arms.
(Side note…in some weird way I’m happy though because I have been attracting lots of clients/customers that say to me they love that I’m not religious!)
Post # 3
Throughout history, so called “Chistians” have been some of the most judgemental people in existence.
Keep in mind however, that this is not what the religion teaches, just individual practice.
Post # 4
I wonder if that attitude is regional. Virginia is close to (if not in) the Bible Belt so maybe because there’s such a large population of Christians, everyone just assumes everyone else is Christian?
I live in L.A. where there’s huge diversity in religion and culture, so those assumptions are not made here. I’m Christian and I’ve never assumed someone else is Christian, or judged them when I found out they weren’t. That notion seems ridiculous to me.
Post # 5
You’ll find people everywhere that won’t like you for some reason or another. I’m religious and I can garuntee that I wouldn’t judge or be mean to someone who is athiest or otherwise just because they believe those things, as long as they don’t belittle me or my religion and accept that I can believe what I want. People need to have some mutual respect for everyone and not give them shit for what they believe in!
I’m sorry that some people misrepresent religion to you and treat you bad, just know that those are against the fundamental elements of christianity and that people are only human, they will make mistakes. They shouldn’t be judgemental to you and instead accept you for who you are regardless (but please don’t judge us all by the unaccepting few!)
Post # 6
I was told recently that I’m “clearly not right in the head” for not elieving. Ha. People tend to be defensive of religion because your disbelief questions their belief. I don’t believe, because god is an illogical concept. Basically that means that I think religious people lack logic. I can see why they are defensive. 😛
Post # 7
Luckily, I live in an area of the country that is pretty liberal and diverse…my opinion is this…people who tend to be the most religious, are, ironically enough, the most judgemental. I don’t care if you a black, purple, asian, Indian, bisexual, gay, or whatever – if you’re a good person, I think thats all that matters.
That being said, mutual respect for one another is harder than you would think. I say live at let live. Respect my opinions and I will respect yours, and to me, YES, this means allowing gay people to marry, AND being pro-choice. It’s all about respecting other people’s desires.
Post # 8
@Mrs.DBee: Yeah I would agree that it has a lot to do with my area. This is a pretty conservative state. Currently they are trying to pass a personhood bill through the state senate!
Post # 9
As a Christian, our sole mission on this earth is to spread the good news about Jesus and God. It sickens me that so called Christians act this way and in the end push people away from such an awesome God. If you ever want to talk, fill free to message me, but I would never push and preach to someone. And please realize that how these people act is not a reflexion of what Christianity is. Like you want all of us Christians to do, please also keep an open mind of what our religion is about which ultimatly is spreading love and acceptance. Have a blessed day!
Post # 10
I’m a Christian marrying an Athiest. We’re super happy together and probably raising one of the best behaving well adjusted boys I know. (yeah I’m super biased 😉 but I can be! haha) I’ve been struggling with attending church, because I don’t believe a lot of what religion preaches from my own study of the Bible. I don’t care what the rest of my family (in the South) think about my fiance because he is an Athiest. He is the ABSOULTE best guy I have ever met, including the Southern ones (he’s Midwestern). We are enforcing a belief in higher spirits, science, love, peace and compassion in our house. We probably sound like a bunch of hippies, but we are happy and that’s all I care about. And if anything, it’s nice to have a different point of view on things to really engage in discussion and a higher level of thinking. We push each other and hopefully will push our children to be better people and really know themselves and form their own beliefs about things. Peace & love man, peace & love 😉
Post # 11
but can you tell me what a ‘personhood’ bill is? that sounds…odd
Post # 12
@andilene: basically, that a baby has a right as soon as they are conceived, which would basically abolish fertility treatments and abortion. Nice, huh?
OP, I come from a Christian family, went to Catholic school for 6 years, and I can honestly say that Christianity is the most biased, judgmental group I have ever encountered. Now of course, not all are like that, but I would bet money more are than aren’t. Its very sad, and anyone who gets preachy with me (I am now atheist) gets a tongue lashing
Post # 13
As a Christian I can appreciate your “vent” so to speak. I think people in general regardless of their religious or personal beliefs have a hard time accepting the fact that not everyone is the same.
I get equally frustrated when Atheists (just to make it relevant, not picking on you specifically) try to convince me that there isn’t a God. What works for one doesn’t work for some has always been my motto and if your journey hasn’t led you to the same destination as mine has that is your perogative.
Post # 14
@MrsSl82be: oh please. Give me a break. I just read a post that REALLY ate my lunch, read this and weep:
If it isn’t obvious already, I completely disagree with the post.
Post # 15
@Treejewel19: yeah, how about a little mutual respect?
If you don’t call me judgemental, biased, illogical, brainwashed, believer-of-fairytales, and close-minded, I will give you the same respect.
and OP, you seem to have a lot of religion rants, the culture must be very different in your area. I couldn’t tell you the religion of half my friends or co-workers, much less customers. It’s just not something that is open conversation around here. Maybe you need a new home, lol!
Post # 16
@Treejewel19: I agree with you. As a catholic … i’m seriously sick of being judged. It happens alot on the bee.