Actual Situation 1:
The other day someone tried to give me advice using the Bible, and yes, I tried to stop them. Still, they decided they really needed to give me this advice. Now, this person is normally kind, so I decided I would let them go ahead and let them give their advice. They paraphrased a verse, and I questioned why they chose that particular verse. I knew which book in the Bible it was from, and apparently, this person was surprised by the fact that I knew which book they were using. Furthermore, they didn’t know which book the verse came from in the first place. This person questioned how I knew this. I told them that I’ve read the Bible. This person, then, went on to explain they’ve read parts of the Bible but not the whole Bible.
Note from me: If you are going to be religious, I don’t know maybe read your own scriptures.
Actual Situation 2:
I agreed to go with a friend to a support group meeting. This group was not a religious group. There was a man there who brought up God ALOT. In fact, he kept responding to everyone’s problems using Jesus.
Note from me: It is okay to bring up God in support group, if the person is talking about themselves and their struggles. The other people at the group can then support the first individual. It is NOT okay to bring up Jesus as a response to other people’s struggles. A support group is not a prayer meeting.
Actual Situation 2.5:
So, the group finished, and I walked outside with my friend. She asked how I liked the group. I said I didn’t like it, because of the man who brought up God way too much. I explained that I was an atheist, and the man’s behavior was annoying given the circumstances. Her eyes got wide. She was shocked, and a conversation, albeit not awful, ensued
Note from me: It should not be shocking that someone is an atheist. One does not lose faith one day and then become a serial killer the next day.