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Comment by Patricia on April 27, 2013 at 5:59pm

The older I got, the less tolerant I became, & I just can't deal with religions without gagging. Therefore, I keep distant for my own well-being.

Comment by booklover on April 27, 2013 at 5:22pm
You guys are right, but I have "broken-up" with so many friends in "real-life" over religion. She considers us to be good friends. I feel mean or something that I can't handle friendships with religious people anymore, my tolerance level has gone WAY down. I just wish some friends like that would quietly let the friendships go...
Comment by Patricia on April 27, 2013 at 1:53pm

I'd stop if it was no longer an enjoyable evening. I ''out-grew'' a lot of this type of thing years ago, & I just stopped it. You have to live with you, so why bring on headaches you don't need because some ''friend'' wants to preach? Plenty of other things are conversation topics, & religion doesn't have to be it. You're paid up, so you owe nothing financially or otherwise. Drop out, I say, & she can deal with it or not....tough beans!

Comment by Jim DePaulo on April 27, 2013 at 12:43pm

Booklover,

You don't like drinking, you are an Atheist and your "friend" seems to be not only pushy but boring.

She went on and on about this catholic thing her daughter is going to and how great it is because her daughter will be immersed in Catholicism"

It all appears that you are wasting 4 evenings of your life.  The beers wouldn't give me a headache but she sure would.

Comment by booklover on April 27, 2013 at 9:31am

Hi Everyone!  I need your opinions.  I went out with a friend for drinks and appetizers last night.  We do this maybe 4 times a year.  This time, I came home and realized I had had no fun.  I had 2 beers, and it gave me a headache.  We just talked about the same stuff that we always do.  She went on and on about this catholic thing her daughter is going to and how great it is because her daughter will be immersed in catholicism (sp?), Ugh.  Her whole life revolves around catholics, because her kids go to catholic schools, etc.  Then she said something about one of the kickers who came out as gay hoping to be drafted into the NFL and that she hopes he is.  So of course that was good, but I said in the bible jesus didn't say anything against homosexuality, and she said yes he did, he said one man and one woman.  I said I don't think the bible said jesus said that, she disagreed, so we dropped it.  She also said she likes Obamacare, but I get the feeling she feels like she's being a good xtian by being tolerant.  I don't know. Then I payed for everything because the last two times we went out, she's payed the majority, plus she drove.  So I came home with a headache, broke, and slightly pissed.  She's a nice lady, etc.  But I'm just over doing that.  I don't enjoy going out 'drinking' (I only have 2 ever), but I don't know how to get out of it.  She's never available any other time except on a weekend night.  Should I just keep doing this a few times a year, and avoid religious talk?  She started it! lol.  She knows I'm an Atheist.  I think she 'tolerates' it.  She is SO brainwashed.  What to do?  Sorry for the long post!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 26, 2013 at 10:35pm

Buddy is a pretty cat, Joseph.

LOL, Napoleon, butt doesn't that comparison put down rear ends. I happen to enjoy the beauty of buns.

Have a great weekend, Folks!

Comment by Pat on April 26, 2013 at 8:15pm

Napoleon, I hope that photo is not copyrighted, because I'm going to use it. It's great!

Comment by Joseph Corder on April 26, 2013 at 6:36pm

Look under latest activity or go to my page to view!!  This is when we found Buddy or he found us?  He is bigger now (10 pounds)!  More pictures to come!  I might use a picture as my avatar(of me)! I would like to place my pictures like Steph, but I don't know how!  Can somebody help me out?

Comment by booklover on April 26, 2013 at 3:26pm

Steph, I love that cat in the same pose as the drawing!  How cute. :)

Cool Patricia about your astronaut!

Ruth, it really is disconcerting when you can't see like you usually do!  Now that I've quit wearing contacts, I'm always setting my glasses down and losing them.  Time for a check-up, and I want to get 2 pairs.

It's sunny here, so feeling happy.  Have a good weekend Friends!~ Melinda

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on April 26, 2013 at 7:14am

Islam is spreading throughout the world.

Ludwig Von 88 - Dans le jardin d'Allah

 

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