It's not often I get into religious debates. Frankly, I don't give a damn, and the only reason I can see for someone getting angry about a religion is if a) they're trying to convert you, or b) you're being obnoxious. And honestly, people's beliefs should be private. Besides the fact that you might not feel comfortable being open about your beliefs...no one cares.
But this one girl, Paste ('member her?) is really getting on my nerves. She sends a crapload of forwarded messages to people. Fine, whatever; I usually just delete them anyway. But with every religious-ish message she feels the need to announce that she's an atheist. One example I can think of off the top of my head is her saying God never did anything for her, or some bullshit. I'm not even that religious, and this just pisses me off. Why? I don't care. At all. I don't need to hear her self-righteous declarations of her not believing in God with every single message. It's just obnoxious.
So finally I decided to send her a message.
Here is our conversation. Exact words, exact bad grammar.
To: 80 billion people, and me.
Subject: FW: something that involves God.
HA! I DON'T NEED THE LOVE OF GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -is not catholic/christian-
Catholics or Christians aren't the only ones who believe in God. In fact, all religions believe in some form of binding power or some unifying force. You can also believe in a god without identifying with a specific religion.
Also, if you don't agree with the forwarded message or you just wanna declare to the 8 trillion people on your contacts that you don't believe in God, don't forward it.
owo I never was implying anything except I don't need it~~
I never said catholics and christians only did.. or did I? x3
even so, I'm a atheist, this is a free country, I have the right to believe in whatever I want and express those beliefs accordingly. SO HA!!!!!!!
Well, after saying you didn't believe in God, you said you're not a Catholic or a Christian. By specifying those two groups, you implied that only those two groups believed in God.
I don't care if you're an atheist or not. That's my point. Believe whatever the hell you want, but I really don't wanna hear it every time I get an e-mail from you. Eventually it goes from expressing your religious views to just being obnoxious. Especially since the only reason you could possibly have for forwarding that e-mail with that message was to announce to the world you're an atheist. We get it, okay? I don't care if you keep sending those to other people, but I'm really sick of it. Frankly it's disrespectful to the people who do believe in God. I'm not even that religious and it bothers me.
That's the extent of the conversation so far. I don't know whether she'll stop sending me things or keep trying to justify her announcing her beliefs at every turn.
So, the question: Am I out of line, or is she being obnoxious? Maybe in the next e-mail I'll tell her I didn't mean any disrespect for her beliefs, I just don't wanna hear it. Though that seemed pretty clear...