@JohnBelley · Updated 20 Aug. 2020
I just got attacked today. A severely Christian man got angry when I said I was an atheist. He kept hitting me and yelling about how I was sent from Satan to test him. He only stopped when a nice guy from my high school literally took him out.Is this what I should expect from religious people who I tell my lack of faith? Should I keep it a secret so this never happens again?
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@wordwizard24 · Posted 20 Aug. 2020
I would advise you to not share such details with religious people because it may hurt their feelings and they can overreact.
So better to keep such things to yourself. It will save you unnecessary fights.
I think you're right. I better to stay away from such people who don't like other religion. No matter which religion you're belongs It should be consider as a secret
@RyanM · Posted 20 Aug. 2020
I wouldn't say no to keeping it a secret. Be honest with yourself and others. You don't even have to say you're an atheist, just say you're not religious. I think that would go over a lot better, as atheist seems to be a hated word by many. So instead, just let them know you're not very religious or you're not religious at all. I figure it's best to not label it.
I don't understand your point what you're saying? Once you said not to keeping it secret and on the other side you're telling me to keep it secret by saying " you're not religious at all" can you elaborate more ?
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@admin · Posted 20 Aug. 2020
Sorry to hear that. I have got to say that is beyond disturbing on every level. I know that many countries and people are still uncomfortable with Atheism, but that doesn't give him the right,( especially him being a man of God) to attack you as he did. That is clearly against biblical principles.
"To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men" Titus 3.2
" No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction without your border, but you will call your walls salvation and your gates praise" Isaiah 60.18
As Word advised, it's better to avoid introducing it because Atheist is a word that triggers a strong reaction in some people.
Its not happen for the first time. Most of my friends leaves me and they don't want to talk. I just learn only one thing that you should always keep your religion a secret.
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@debkatz78 · Updated 21 Aug. 2020
I have never heard a Christian to be violent toward anyone. I have heard of people who say they are Christians and use it as an excuse to mistreat others. Coming from a Christian myself, I can tell you that man does not have God in his heart and I hope you don't judge other Christians based on this one man's actions. I have friends who are atheists and from other belief systems. I meet people where they are and treat them how I would like to be treated, regardless of faith. Christians are meant to love others, not sin of others but I see an issue in some communities where they hate the sinner, not the sin and that is not acceptable.
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@bomb · Posted 12 Sep. 2020
You don't need to hide your point of view. Its your choice and you have all the rights to do or worship whatever you want. What i think you should avoid is bringing it up in a place where it will bring controversy. You'd rather remain neutral or stick to your faith (or lack of it) silently.
At the end of the day, it boils down to your relationship with the person/thing that you worship. Not other people's opinion.
@JohnBelley · Posted 01 Sep. 2020
All fingers are not equal, all human aren't same. You seems every kind person its all about humanity and how we deal with other religion. Glad to hear you're belong to the same religion but not provoke with me
@Sarfraz.Ali · Posted 12 Sep. 2020
I would say that you shouldn't have called him an atheist maybe that's why he got offended to such an extent but what he did was also not acceptable at all. Maybe you should avoid arguing with people who prefer extremism instead of a argumenting decently.
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@bomb · Posted 26 Oct. 2020
Hey @JohnBelley how did it go with your Christian friend. Are you getting along? Did you find some common ground on the subject matter? I am curious to know how it went down.