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    I have two main hobbies: I love music and love to read. I also like art galleries, drama, and playing with my iPod. Of course, theology and philosophy are big ones, since I'm on here.
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    I quit Christianity on November 22, sometime in the afternoon, when I was 14 years old. I had been having guiltily suppressed doubts for a couple years, but then I read a chapter of the missionary Jack Popjes' book A Kick in the Pants, in which he said Jesus had been sent to save the world
    mainly for God's glory, to make people want to worship him. (If you read
    the Old Testament, particularly Exodus and Job, it gets into God glorifying
    himself quite a bit.) Well, a seasoned Christian like Popjes saying that
    broke my faith in the point of Christianity. Why should I trust Jesus if
    salvation is really about polishing God's pedestal? If you want to read
    about other things that are wrong with it, like the Bible's sexist double
    standards and winking at rapists, comment on my profile. Best wishes to all other infidels. 

    P.S. I should probably clarify that I am not a Satanist. I know Satanists like the number 666, but I think they misuse it. To me, it is a symbol of secularism, of my non-Xian values, because Xians consider that number to be evil. So I like it. I hate killing, I don't want to go to hell, and I enjoy being happy. 

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    Truth and peace.

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  1. It's frustrating that people don't take things like that seriously, like the person filming saying it was "awesome." No, it's juvenile and a disgusting example to set for the child. I noticed the woman who attacked the other woman was using a Walmart wheelchair that she clearly did not need. How entitled and childish people have to be not to realize when to back off, and then decide to actually physically hurt someone over an argument.
  2. Given that he confirmed what you said about his fixation on Jesus, it sounds like you know this guy well enough to predict where the friendship would likely have gone. That's backed up by his nasty little insinuation that you're an offended-snowflake for not wanting something you don't believe in pushed in your face. He has fallen for the victim complex that fundy Christians feed each other about everyone who disagrees with them being a whiny leftist picking on churches for displaying Nativity scenes. I think you would get very frustrated very quickly spending time with someone who sees you that way. His making a pattern of this behavior as you noted doesn't excuse him; it means he's an emotionally-draining person to spend your time with. How can anyone be so pig-headed and thick-skulled as to refuse to make the small sacrifice of not continually talking about their religion around someone who doesn't share that religion, even to save a close friendship?
  3. Not even around you? You're not asking him to stop being Christian, just not to make it a part of your relationship. That's pretty self-centered for him to refuse.
  4. Fair deal. And, that kind of begging and whining at the last minute is something I would expect from a nine-year-old, not an adult with children. Makes me shudder to think how he's raising them to treat other people, come to think of it.
  5. You're not the only one going through this kind of thing, skysoar. Even though we're not in your situation right now, we can still tell you that the way he treated you wasn't right. OK, fine, you're close with this person. Give him another chance if you think it's appropriate and depending on whether this is a pattern with him. But make it clear to him that you have no interest in Christianity, and Jesus will not be a part of your friendship with him. I'm not sure how much time I would want to spend with someone who behaved so immaturely, but it's your call.
  6. Is this the same one you posted about earlier? Why are you letting this person use your caring for him as a convert-harvesting opportunity?
  7. I'm glad you posted this. When I saw the Baptist part I thought you meant guilt about reading Harry Potter or something like that, but no, you are in fact someone who appears to feel the way I do about minor nonsense. A couple of years ago, in college, I needed a place to live during the semester after I had to leave my apartment (that's another story), and a couple I didn't know invited me to stay with them until I returned home. They were very generous - I had a nice guest room and a bathroom, and they took me out to dinner. But I wasn't told not to use the closet in the bedroom; it wasn't cleaned out, but since no one mentioned it, I stored laundry in the closet. The wife was pretty upset; she didn't shout or scold, but made clear that the closet was off-limits, because some artifacts of her son's were there. (I've just now thought of this, but it's a little strange that some terribly-important items were lying on a closet floor.) Anyway, I felt terrible and was extremely embarrassed. In hindsight, I should have asked first, but since it wasn't brought up when I moved into the guest room and should have been if the items were so meaningful, it wasn't rational to blame myself much. What you're describing is very familiar. I have the same tendency to overthink comments I've made, and wonder if whoever I said it to took offense, and feel guilty and embarrassed about possibly having inadvertently insulted someone, or said or done something stupid. Have you ever noticed that other people do it too? Think of things that people you know have done that made you cringe. Most likely these people weren't particularly graceless or insensitive, just happened to be a little awkward at the moment. Chances are good that they don't punch themselves in the face about it for weeks. They just say, "Whoops," apologize if necessary, and move on. And even if they do tend to say or do somewhat offensive things more than others, so what? People are different. Doesn't make them bad or stupid. Besides, the less-refined ones are also less likely to beat themselves up about it, so why should you do that to yourself? They're also not likely to be thinking about whatever it was you did that you think is so awful. We often see our own flaws much better than others do, because we see them up close, particularly if we tend to be self-critical. And if they do keep thinking about how dumb you are for slipping up like every other human being, they need to find something to do with their time.
  8. This person should respect your decision to leave Christianity. No matter how he feels about it, your choice is your choice, just as his is his own. Have you asked him not to try to de-convert you? Has he said that he will talk to you about it as a condition of your friendship? If it makes you uncomfortable, ask him to stop. If he refuses, he's not someone whose company you want. I've never lost friends over quitting the cult, but even though I don't know what that is like specifically, giving up your dignity in this relationship to keep him as a friend isn't worth it.
  9. Thanks for responding, Margee! The niceness and apologizing bit doesn't bother me, at least not yet. It makes me feel in-charge, actually. Like around a kid with a temper tantrum, I guess: it's a snotty way to act, but I'm above it (pretending to be). I'm taking the high road while Customer throws a hissy fit. I like the ring idea! Classy middle-finger.
  10. Oh my god. That's just... wow. I actually like the part where I answer questions and solve people's problems. Like finding something for them they didn't know was in stock, looking up their order to give them a total cost, that sort of thing. And that's about the extent of my capacity, besides the order-placing bit. It's frustrating that I actually am not allowed or trained to answer questions about when their catalog was printed and why there's no expiration date on their free shipping offer; instead I have to pass them off to CS, which is only open during business hours while my department is still taking calls. (And then likely as not, it seems, they get annoyed, which of course makes me feel like I've messed up even when I know I'm just doing what I have been told.) I don't know exactly what this transfer to the bank department is about, besides something to do with credit cards, but here's hoping I have a little more agency.
  11. It's true that there is no fair reward system. However, it is true that good things tend to happen to people who work hard, and lazy jerks tend to get back what they give. People aren't always in control of their own lives, but those who believe that they can control what is likely under their influence, such as how people treat them and whether they get a good job, most often succeed at what they want. Life is so often unpredictable and unfair that the only way to keep your sanity is to live by the ounce of truth that you are in charge of what happens to you.
  12. Thanks, mwc. I try to think of dealing with nonsense from the customers and the company as a notch in your belt.
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  14. Hm. There's a penalty for leaving early with permission, but I guess that would count as a forced early out. I'll have to look that up.