So my soon to be ex wife and I are waiting for our divorce to finalize and I was fortunate enough to be bludgeoned into a conversation with my old neighbor (we'll call him Dick) while picking my son up at my old house. Dick was obviously ecstatic to be the guy to tell me that there's been a gentleman stopping at my wifes place the last few days. I told Dick that I can't really say shit because I've been seeing other people as well. (Side note: Don't ever start this conversation with someone in the process of a divorce. You're not helping.)
That's when it started. I hadn't realized it was time to go to church. He went on to tell me that he's a christian (he's repeatedly made this abundantly clear to me in the past) and that until we're actually divorced that we're committing adultery. I told him I wasn't certain what the paperwork requirements were during the bronze age when for a couple to be considered no longer married, but I imagine I've met similar requirements by this point. I let him know I don't really need or want his guidance. He responded by telling me that what he's doing is no different than how I've"thrown my atheism in his face in the past."
Here's the funny thing. The only statement I've ever made about my beliefs or lack there of is the following, and it only happened once. Here it is:
"I'm an atheist."
Yup that's it. This is something I've noticed a lot with evangelicals. In order to justify a blitzkrieg of preachin', they'll claim a false equivalence. If you've made any kind of statement that they feel contradicts what they believe, they call it an attack so they can hit you back you over the top countermeasures.
I need to move to the the forest and live in the trees. Who's with me?
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