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I’d be willing to bet almost anything that this came from an American, only in America can people be so actively misinformed that they think this kind of mind drool is an intelligent comment.
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I almost got in to a Facebook argument the other day over this image. I try to avoid being “too Atheist” on Facebook simply to avoid the arguments a lot of times. I made a comment about how the only thing more depressing than hearing about the news in CT was coming on to Facebook and reading all the depressing status and all the ones meant to start arguments. My cousin “liked” my status and then just a few minutes later posted this picture. I had to point out to her how this is EXACTLY the kind of thing that I was referring to in my comment. She basically stated that this has been her feeling for a while and that she is just posting it again now. I simply said I felt it was poor timing and left it at that as to avoid getting in to an argument over it. This type of people that put up messages like this in reaction to violence and tragedy are complete assholes, most the time, attempting to capitalize on a situation by hoisting their own agenda that is really completely unrelated to the topic.
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At first I thought this was a joke. No way that this could actually be real right? Then I found this article, and this one, and this. I am sure there are many more, it is all generally the same story, but really? Louisiana should be ashamed of itself as an entire state. This is beyond ridiculous and is another example of how low people in the United States will sink to undermine the truth and reality of the world in favor of religious indoctrination. These type of actions are beyond disgusting and immoral, it should be child abuse to teach young impressionable children blatant lies in state funded schools.
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Thank you for the message. As someone who gets told “I’ll pray for you” a lot it can be annoying. The thing is that we realize what they are doing is essentially pointless. They can gather together in their circle and chant all they want but the only thing they are really doing is annoying you and further demonstrating to you how openly intolerant they are of your choice. It is really not something that you can make them stop doing because they are free to pray for whatever they want no matter how pointless.
There are a few options you can go with though to at least try to get them to lay off of you. You could try to just ignore it and stop giving them any reaction. Pretend as if it just doesn’t matter to you and give it as little acknowledgement as possible. Chances are they will get bored with it before long and move on to something else. If you continue to give them a reaction though it will likely encourage them to do even more. I think this is likely the best option.
The other option, may sound a bit odd but I can relate it with a personal story. When I was in high school my school was endorsing a prayer meeting, announcing it during the school announcements each day to invite everyone to pray around the poll or whatever it is they do. I thought this was clearly the school endorsing religion and took issue with it. Our principal at the time was an extremely conservative Christian and we had several disagreements in the past. He once gave me the book “Homosexuality and the Christian Faith”, I am not entirely sure as to why, but he wasn’t above crossing lines apparently.
I went in and talked to him about how I felt that it wasn’t right to give Christianity an endorsement each day. He tried to dismiss it as being something that anyone is open to attend to “regardless of what religion they are” (my ass) and that he thought it was fine. My count offer was that I wanted to make a student club that was religious in nature and start doing an announcement. He seemed to be considering it so I told him that we would have a monthly goat sacrifice and fire dance. I will announce it every day to try and make sure everyone can attend “regardless of what religion they are”. I was entirely serious, not a hint of joking, he told me that he would talk to the students doing the prayer announcements and I never had to hear them again. This gentle reminder that pushing religion into the spot light means opening the gates to all religions was enough to get my point across.
In the end that whole situations probably caused me more issues than it really solved. The harassment I received was mostly from adults in the town and it only increased after that, not because they honestly believed I would sacrifice a goat but they realized I was willing to stand up to them and be different. With something entirely mundane like people praying for you I think the best thing to do is let them have it. It’s mental masturbation and they’re pulling you into a fantasy three way with God. Know you’re living rent free in their mind, simply because you are different than them. That probably scares some of them but deep down there is probably a few of them that admire it too.
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This woman was allowed to adopt children? She should of had hers taken away from her.
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