What is the most absurd thing a "believer" has said to you? I know there will be many but for me it was my brother at his wife's funeral. She suffered with breast cancer and then having it metastasized into several other places, going on for more than 5 years. She died leaving 4 kids under 11. After her funeral, we were at my brother's house. Somebody brought up the fact that it was a beautiful day and my brother said "Yeah, God was really looking out for Kathy." I was dumbfounded.
A hospital chaplain visited me to give 'pastoral support' and tried to explain that if I lost my arm it was gods will; 'he' was telling me I had to go through the suffering to learn to serve 'him'....had I the strength to sit up I would have bitten his throat out....settled for playing pink floyd, dark side of the moon
Far away, across the fields
The tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spells
He spluttered and went red, never came back to try again.
A friend of mine in the UK told me that before people are born they choose their life. I said so you're telling me that people actually choose to be born into starvation in India. She said yes. I asked why they would do that and her excuse was so they can be an example to others. And that's why tequila was invented because people actually believe shit like that.
After my younger brother died of brain cancer at 51, leaving a wife and 5 kids behind(plus a grieving family)...a person I had just met says to me: well, at least you know he’s in a ‘better place’.
I actually saw red. One of the few times in my entire life that I just lost it, and have no memory of what I said.
Are you sure he was not blaming the alleged gawd for the many years of slow painful death ? An ironic sarcastic sad reply to a graveside weather report ?....You are correct if all he was worrying about was getting mud on his shoes in the rain of a funeral procession
I had a believer, anti abortionist say, and mean it, that I wanted to kill his grandchildren. Had I been more ready for that remark, I would have said, "No, too fatty, I like lean meat."
Or, the time my evangelical minister bro-in-law said, "I don't think Obama is the antichrist, but I think he will usher him in."
A religious family I was friends with the girl my age invited me over for dinner. Totally unprepared for the religious crapola they asked me to say the prayer!! My skin crawled in the situation, I was surrounded by superstitious god people. I was an unwilling accomplice to the b.s. I said the only prayer I knew: Rub a dub dub thanks for the grub.
The world is a lot larger than they think of. It encompasses hundreds of religions, thousands of beliefs and I don't like that crap shoved down my throat. I had to say the Lords prayer all thru grammar school. My mom said just fold your hands and listen, don't say anything and they won't even notice. True, worked fine till I went to an art college run by nuns. WHOLE new story.