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What would you do if an acquaintance invited you to get coffee because they said that they want to get to know you better, you decide to go, and the first thing they do right as you sit down is "witness" to you about God, the bible's "promises" and how the dinosaurs lived with the humans? Lol ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜…

vjohnson51 7 Aug 19

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Perhaps Iโ€™d mention how on the seventh day god didnโ€™t rest, but invented the Winchester rifle so that man could defend himself from the dinosaurs.

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I'd tell them this- "Stop right there. This is not my idea of getting to know anyone better. Very misleading of you to invite me here under some false pretenses. I'm going to get my coffee to go. Have a good day."

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Laugh in their face and walk out most probably.

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I would ask them that if they were interested in knowing me or just interested in โ€œsaving โ€œ my soul.

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I'd say " make that breve to go. I just remembered I have somewhere else to be."

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Get up and "accidentally" spill my coffee in their lap.

Oops!
Gotta go.

@vjohnson51 It has happened. ๐Ÿ˜

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Laugh uncontrollably ๐Ÿคฃ

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That wouldn't ever happen to me ๐Ÿ˜‚
The cats I work with and I , can put 60 hr in 4 working days . Side by side and trying to stay awake , calm , and effective . When the team is done for the week , absolutely nobody wants to do nothing w ea other ๐Ÿ˜‚ We are sick of ea other , and we just want to go home and die ๐Ÿ˜‚
Who are these people w the nice jobs and these type of invitations and energy ??? This sounds like the movies to me ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Obviously you met my mother...

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Reminds me of Amway "marketing"! Stand right back up & use the exit

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I would stand up and say:

"I have been an atheist since age 13. I chose rational thought, not magical beliefs. I'm leaving. Don't bother me again."

Sounds like a good response, vur I might be less diplomatic.

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It depends on who we know in common. If they know my family or the Egyptian community in the area, I'd have to suck it up, but I'd come straight to this website and complain about it I tell you what!! ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

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I remember once a Christiadelphian nutcase invited me and my family for lunch. I said: "Ok โ€ฆ but you don't start with your nutcase religion!" He agreed and things went ok โ€ฆ We had lunch, our kids played together. After Lunch I offered to do the dishes. Just as I had started and things got into full swing I hear the guy saying to my wife: "Let me show you something!" I knew he wasn't going to show her his dick. Much worse: The history of creation. "You bastard I said!" Then I asked his wife who was drying the dishes: "Do you believe in this bullshit?" She answered unconvincingly in the affirmative.
Later I learnt that he had already spent some time in a mental institution.
Years went by. About 20 years after this event I saw a building labelled "Christadelphians" and something about Mr Jesus Christ coming back. I almost peed myself. Right next door was a strip joint. "Mr Jesus might find the strip club more entertaining." I mused.

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It would really depend on the quality of the coffee!

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That was very rude and I presume you put her right on coffee invitation etiquette! No doubt there will be no reciprocal invitation from you!

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Any obnoxious believer gets my Norse Mythology 101 talk. I show off my right arm tattoo and startexplaining the details. By the time I point out the squirrel, the snake and the eagle, they have left in confusion and disgust.. On the other hand, kids are always fascinated.

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And tell me .... why do you believe that ...

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Ask them why God killed so many people (do a google search for god killing people in the bible.....) then there is Samuel 12:14-18 he baby was killed in order to punish David for his adultery with Bathsheba and subsequently arranging the death of her husband Uriah. Yeah, god comes across over and over as one jealous god who does not hesitate to kill to achieve his goals. No wonder people think the way they think today following that stuff.

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Well on the upside you know better than to get coffee that person now.

@vjohnson51 I forgot to ask. How did your conversation go? If you don't mind my asking.

@vjohnson51 sounds like you handled it well.

@vjohnson51 It's good you were nice. If she tries again, maybe a different approach might be in order. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Only if I can invite you to a satanic get together

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What @LiterateHiker said. But I would change the age. Lol

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I would be gentle and that mythological creatures belong in books. That there was not enough oxygen in the atmosphere for giant lizards and humans live in the same epoch.

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thank them for their concern and tell them you feel different than they do. don't give up on them until you see how they respond. I have some friends who are fine with me being hindu and others are perplexed. Being dismissive either way isn't conducive to anything.

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Well I'd have coffee with them (likely tea for me, a spicy chai) and ensure they knew I am an atheist before they continued... if they did continue I'd listen to what they had to say as I asked probing, open-ended questions that would lead them to their gaps... their dead ends... and I would be infuriatingly polite..

How did you meet the acquaintance? If at work, I'd ask others if they have been ambushed. If from your social circle, I'd definitely be asking others about their experiences with Drive By Evangelist.

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Take a sip of my coffee... then say... "So would you like to get to know me better, or are you going to preach at me all evening?"

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