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Warning: When I get mad, my swearing hat comes out.

Admissions person: Blah blah and he can be trusted, because he's christian blah blah.

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I am so fucking pissed off right now, I can't even describe it. This, THIS is what INFURIATES me about religion (Note: no, I don't believe all christians are judgmental assholes like this woman). No, he CAN'T be trusted on only the one fact that he believes in God. I'm sorry, but that's just stupid.

I, an atheist, have just as much of a reason to be trusted as he does, based on the known facts: We're both human. PERIOD.

Just because I don't believe there's a God doesn't make me ANY LESS worthy of someone's trust. And to hear shit like that flung about at work of all places just gets my blood boiling.

So, yes, I did slooooowly turn my head and give her a look. ... It might have been closer to a glare. She's lucky I didn't do more than that.


Current Mood: pissed off pissed off

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ninjadebugger From: ninjadebugger Date: November 12th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
ifritah From: ifritah Date: November 13th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
wondervixen From: wondervixen Date: November 12th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
What she said was ignorant and ridiculous. Just because our religion calls us to be held to a high moral standard does NOT mean that everyone who believes is trustworthy. Like you said, he's human. It's not like when we start believing we suddenly don't have the capacity to be douchebags anymore. The only thing that changes is that God forgives our douchebaggery. :)

You, the only atheist I know, are one of the most moral and principled people I've ever met.

People like her give the rest of us a bad name.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: November 13th, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Clearly, you need to come to my work and give her a talking to!

... That would be awesome.

Also? That cow icon is making me giggle.
lirazel From: lirazel Date: November 13th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC) (Link)
*points at wondervixen's comment*

Ummm. Yeah. And I would say more than that. But it would be long and convoluted and it's your journal.

I apologize on behalf of my exceedingly foolish co-religionist, and give you permission to glare, sniff, and even complain to management as much as you choose.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: November 13th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't mind if you want to go off on something in my journal. I mean, I may go off by writing something long in response, but that's how communication works, right?

No need for to apologize though. I'm surrounded by awesome peeps in my life that have faith in God and they provide me daily proof that individuals each make their choices, even when it comes to God. In this case, this individual is a jackass.
delfina From: delfina Date: November 14th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love how "good Christians" always need to reiterate that they are, in fact, "good". What about good Hindus? Good Jews? Good Shintos? You never hear them having to preface themselves with that adjective.

Your example, by the way, would totally annoy me, too. I hear it a lot more than you do, though, 'cuz I'm in the Deep South. So I've bitten my tongue more times than I can remember.
betacandy From: betacandy Date: November 15th, 2007 06:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Not to mention a lot of total scam artists and liars claim the "Christian" mantle just so people will assume blindly they can be trusted.
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