Only sorta creepy but, my theist friend (I've managed to only have one, everyone else I meet is atheist, agnostic or doesn't care) and I had just concluded a lengthy discussion on various bits of theology. It had gotten late and he said something along the lines of his proof for god was that he prayed for a friend and then met me. Figuring it was too late at night, and getting to personal to continue I called it on for the night.
He commented on his way out, he thought it took more willpower to have faith in a god than to not.
Let's see here.. Believe that someone else will solve all your problems, takes LOADS of willpower /sarcasm.
Or believe that this is the one life we have and it will be, and only be, what we make of it to the best of our ability. Every accomplishment being a true marvel of our advancement.
According to an work colleague from my last job who was a born again Christian, Sabrina the Teenage Witch is a "work of evil". It took me several seconds to realise that she was absolutely serious. There was me thinking it was a pretty crap American kids program.
"I just feel that I have been put here on Earth to be a leader of the people around me, to help people... I wonder if maybe I am the second coming of Jesus? When I was born my grandmother insisted that I was the baby Jesus..."
Hands down, super mega-creepiest thing ever spewed to my from a theist's lips. What ups the creepy factor is...
My husband has said this to me.
He's said this to a couple other people too. He's now in counseling and will more than likely be a SINGLE second coming of Jesus within a year's time. >: (
I suspect some sub-type or another of Schizophrenia. So far all his psychologist has done is treat him for ADHD, which I don't think is it. And as I have read, many of the symptoms of ADHD are also symptoms of schizo disorders. The above mentioned grandmother who proclaimed he was the baby jesus was schizo.
For now I am sticking it out and seeing what happens with the counseling. I got him started in counseling after I found a very shocking letter he had written to "Dr" Ronald Weinland professing his love and belief for that douche nozzle's books, as well as praising him and telling him he is certain that god really does speak through him. I actually vomited after reading that horrendously long rambling letter, and confronted him with it immediately and let him know it was insanity... and I think I called him a "fucking moron" at the time. :( Not a good wife thing to do, but it scared the shit out of me!!!
I've always found it ironic how people claim that choosing a religion is one of the most(If not THE most) important decision in a person's life, then they try to brainwash kids into their religion long before the kids can think for themselves. Most people want to protect children from drinking too young, from having sex too young, from doing other dangerous things too young, and all the other things children need to be protected from, yet they try to warp those young minds as early as possible.
The other day my friend who is now my former friend found out that I'm atheist.She is the only one that knows.Some of my family kinda thinks so I give then hints.When she found out she said that I was possessed by the devil.Now she isn't speeking to me.It was very funny:)