Well, I guess putting the Atheist Nexus Badge on your facebook is a quick and easy way to discover who are your fair-weather friends and family. I'm getting mean e-mails from people who are supposed to be very close to me, people that I have always seen as open-minded. Turns out I was wrong, they like that I have an open mind though, I never agree with half of anything they do but I am never mean about it. I take a live and let live attitude to people close to me just to aviod conflict. I guess I do not deserve the same type of respect.
A very sad part of all of this is my little sister (who converted to catholosim AFTER having a baby and AFTER getting married) she honestly thinks that all being atheist means is I am AGAINT her god and nothing more. She has never been a brainiac but we come from a good family and had a decent education. How is it that she and everyone else has so little knowledge about the faith and spirituality of anyone past their front door? How can a catholic be so self serving that she thinks how I feel about the science of the world could possibly have ANYTHING to do with the catholic church. I think they are silly and cause problems for humanity but as far as them being the sole reason for my non-belief ? Thinking a little to highly of yourselves there.
So I was going to drop facebook today after these other friends came out and said something to me. Instaed I am going to post everything I can find about Atheism and evoloution everyday in a nice way just like all the Jesus freaks do and see how it turns out :)
A girlfriend e-mailed that I am not the open-minded hippie I used to be, wtf? I have never been a theist the whole time we have known each other, and its been 21 years! She has seen me study every religion known to man, I know more about what my girlfriends believe in than they do, which is WHY I am an atheist. Oh well, another one bites the dust.