For me its been a pretty painfull process. Not because of the isolation because I have always been totally ok going solo. But because of the realization of just how lost black people are because of religion. It's sad and angering. Helping them seems useless because of the deep sleep every body is in. Religion is so tightly woven into Racism. I mean, its one in the same. U cant discuss one without the other. I'm beginning to be frustrated a lot and overwhelmed because it looks hopeless. I'm beginning to realize that being around these people are hazardous to my mental health. LOL. So, I agree that ur better off without them.
On my facebook page, I put free-thinker and I havent really had any issue with anyone kicking me off their site. On the other hand I have started kicking their religious asses off my site. I didn't really lose friends but I feel that I lost a lot of precious time. That's gonna change this year.
It tends to come with the territory. All of the people who I've reconnected with just think of me as one big prayer request. And that's okay,it makes them feel better(and doesn't affect me in the least). The most hurtful situation had to have been a best "friend" informing me that by believing in evolution I have aligned myself with Satan and am going to spend an eternity in hell.
This has played out with my grandmother also. Do not get me started on that...But I think all we can do is continue to educate and just be kind and so on. That's the only thing I can come up with aside from asking them to do a red letter day for one week and just see what happens....
When, I believed there was a place called Hell. That bothered me, lmbao. Hell, I doubt very seriously there is some spot called Hell. If so, I wouldn't be there.
One of my BFF's is a minister. She was on my fb praying for folks, lmbao. She told one of my friends she was gonna pray that she be covered with the blood of Jesus. My friend said, please don't...that blood thing is kinda creepy. hahahahhahaha and when u think about it, it is. I cannot believe I used to say things like that.