Bringing together non-believers …
Have you ever met a person so religious that “God”, “Thank you, Jesus”, or ” Hallelujah” punctuates every sentence? I love the positivity and assuredness in these individuals, but they scare me. Inevitably, they will ask about where I go to church or which denomination I subscribe to. I try to skirt the questions like a snow skier down a steep slope. The questions like pine trees rushing at me at 150mph. The laws of physics are not in my favor, however, and one of the questions is un-dodge-able. There are two basic reactions to an atheist. Pure terror, where they will run down the autobahn to get away from me, or the missionary. The one eager to put a new born again or devotee under their belt. So they start with the WHY. Now the WHY is a difficult question to navigate because I do not want to hurt anyone’s feelings, nor do I want to convert or convince them of anything. They are just so convinced that they are right that they feel ready for the challenge. Most of the time I excuse myself from the conversation (which may give them a sense of satisfaction and affirmation, but who cares!), but sometimes I’m looking for a conversation.
I have compiled a list of 5 signs of a good religious conversationalist:
Adversely, these five attributes make up the best atheists, too! Peace!
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