As an atheist, you face an insurmountable amount of chritian intrusion. Everything in your daily life has something "christian" about it. That is a given. We all deal with it in different ways. Usually, we just ignore it because we are busy and can't be bothered. And if we were to confront every injustice by the obtrusive christian invasion we wouldn't do anything else.
BUUUUUT there is always something that makes us stop in our tracks and say "wait just a minute" (Could I have been any more mayonnaise white with that last expression...I don't think so). An event that just grates on your nerve so severely that you just have to say something.
This happens to me at least once a week.
What I am interested in is what it is that makes you stop and say something, what it is that really ticks you off that a christian did to you just because you don't believe in their myth.
This last week I was playing Spades at a neighbor's house. In walks another neighbor. She is about 70 or so. She saw us playing cards and said. "You should play at my church. We play Bunko every Wednesday night." One of the guys playing with us said: "Myke won't go he's an atheist." The elderly lady was shocked. She looked at me and said "No you're not! No one is an atheist! You can't be an atheist unless you're a communist!"
I just looked at her and shook my head.
Well, I didn't think anything about it until exactly two days later my doorbell rang. I answered it and standing there with 4 of her friends was that elderly lady with a bible in her hand. I said: "What do you want?" She said: "We've come to save you!"
That really ticked me off. They didn't ask if I wanted to be saved or anything. They just decided that they were going to save me. I stood there stunned for quite awhile. Then I said: "I am saved. I am saved from the myth that is your god. No go away and never come here again." Now when I walk my dog I have to pass her house. If she is outside she goes in. So a little old lady shuns me and I guess it is my fault for not being a christian.
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