"Christian" friend horror story.....

Most of these people I have known my whole life. I grew up with them and they have been my friends for a very long time, however.....I don't go out with certain ones, and I don't even feel like calling them friends any more. I am just WORN the hell out.
Opening up my facebook page every day I cringe, because I KNOW I'm gonna see more than one post with something so absurd that I'm going to throw up in my mouth a little, or maybe a lot depending on how stupid it is.
For example..one of my fb "friends" (not a close friend, but still someone I know well) had put out the distress call for ALL of us to pray for her husband. He was sick, he was getting a cold, and needed us all to pray. (yeah, she probably needed his ass to get back to work!) What's next??? Then we have to pray for her jewelry party on Friday night.......and that her best friends truck starts so she can go to work tonight.....you see where I'm going?
Never mind that I always knew this girl was a vacuous twit, but to spread the twittiness well that's just plain irritating. Then there's the youtube vids put up of whatever helmet haired pastor they like this week's preaching.
To have that pop up and staring me in the face...is getting on my damn nerves. I really would love for someone to hack her facebook account and on her behalf write a message of apology for putting her bs religion off on people, and then apologize to her god for acting like he's her bitch, and asking for stupid shit.....there are people starving in this world, and dying from war and poverty, and she has the CODS, to ask her god to let her friend's freekin car start??? This woman is typical down here in the south.
This level of brazen stupidity, is REALLY starting to get to me.....there are so many more of them that do the same thing. Talk me down??? I really would like to just STOP her...but alas, I am a civilized person. Maybe I should just tell her to shut the *uck up??? Nahh...I have more class than that! But still.......................lol/

Anyone else have christian friend horror stories???

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Comment by Sonny Mobley on September 8, 2010 at 3:01pm
I feel you! I recently ceased directly associating with my oldest friend. Two decades of friendship essentially gone. So be it.
Comment by Michelle on September 8, 2010 at 1:38pm
I've been pretty lucky. I grew up in a fundamentalist A/G church and have friends from their with whom I'm still in touch. One guy lives in Alabama now and when I got his invite and saw the religious stuff there was a pause. I wrote him a private message stating that things have changed for me and that I'm an Atheist etc. etc. If he felt comfortable with that then yes, we could be friends if not, then it did not seem like something that would work. He thought I was pretty funny and does not find me offensive. I've always been an arguer and continue to be so he was able to recognize that I'm really not so different (and neither is he for that matter). So... there may also be hope that not all religious people will behave this way. My mother has been blocked for ages now because she makes me crazy with her crazy. I pretty much say what I want (within reason of still being able to find a job so no "work sucks" stuff) and let the pieces fall where they may. As for the fucktards, I've stopped engaging them a long time ago, it has not proven worth my time or stress dealing with those who choose to be blind. (sure they feel the same about me so it works.) Good luck.
Comment by Linda on September 8, 2010 at 12:46pm
I totally know what you are talking about. A few weeks ago I came to Nexus to blow-up about a situation where an friend from long ago (15 years) who I no longer talk to looked me up on FB. She's now a fundamentalist Baptist and the things she told me about her life made my hair stand up on end. I tried to have a discussion with her through e-mail but it was useless. I was upset because she had been my best friend from age 16 through 35 and then she got religion and that was the end of our relationship because she told me that my dabbling into "new age" was "of the devil". I don't have interest in new age anymore but the point is she had the gall to say something like that to me after all we had been through.

It was like opening a old wound all over again once I gave in and accepted her friend invite and tried to talk to her again after all this time. I was so upset and the people at Nexus were fantastic and helped me very much. I felt 100% better after venting here and receiving so much support.

She's still on my FB but I hide her feed and we are not communicating.
Comment by Kelly M on September 8, 2010 at 11:20am
Here's what I found when I logged in today......beam me up Scotty, there's no intelligent life down here...lol

Chip Bryant The guy on the History Channel just said that we have no idea where we came from or where we're going, that man has no more idea today than the ancients did??
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Comment by George on September 8, 2010 at 1:21am
You can hide Facebook friends that annoy you so they're not visible in your feed. Problem solved.

Then you could get more Facebook friends who are more like-minded (atheist, political interests, cultural interests, whatever). Then you can view their feeds instead.

Perhaps you could come up with clever (and polite) ways of engaging your religious friends in discussion about their beliefs.
Comment by Grace Fitzpatrick on September 8, 2010 at 1:20am
I'm so glad I deleted my facebook account 3 or 4 months ago. I quit over privacy concerns. I ended up only talking about shampooing my carpet, because I really didn't want my family to know everything about me. Now, I wonder if it was even worth it. If she's annoying you with her chatter which is probably only geared to making her look a lot more religious than she is, hide her feed. You have better things to do than read about her dull life.
Comment by Kelly M on September 7, 2010 at 11:06pm
So it's ok for them to do it as long as it's about god, but since you are atheist, you automatically don't have the same right??? Ok...so this is the very thing that has us atheist pissed off. Just tired of the one sided, delusional bewel she-ut! (southern accent way to say it...lol)
Comment by Rob van Senten on September 6, 2010 at 7:19am
Just ignore/block/hide/delete her from your list? Or is that a stupid remark (I'm not a facebook user).
Comment by Stephen Moore on September 6, 2010 at 3:53am
Anyone else have christian friend horror stories???

Thankfully, no.

Then we have to pray for her jewelry party on Friday night

So, she wants God to interfere with people's free will and compel them (or at the very least, make them more amenable) to buy jewellery from her? I guess she must be a socialist, since she doesn't like free markets.

Oh, well. Take comfort that when you pray to God about your petty concerns it's no longer narcissism. That's the magic of prayer!
Comment by Jason Spicer on September 6, 2010 at 2:59am
I ended up having to "hide" overly religious family members on Facebook. Facebook is a really weird experience. It isn't easy or obvious how to segregate you contacts into separate circles like you would in real life. So inevitably, people end up hearing about things that they ordinarily wouldn't from friends, family, and coworkers. There's a reason why people hang out in different cliques based on common interests--why should everybody you know be bored by the hobby you only talk about with certain friends, the office topics you only talk about with your coworkers, or the philosophy that you only talk about with people who share it or want to debate it? Facebook is either going to have to figure out that you don't want everybody you know to know everything about you, or become irrelevant. So far, they seem determined to not appreciate how people want to interact. They think they're going to change the social dynamic that's been at work for thousands of years. I think people tune out of Facebook when they realize what an open mic it is. Facebook is going to be another AOL.

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