So, I have a few friends from my "pre-atheism" days. Well, one of them has been *unknowingly he says* been pissing me off.

 

It's not good for my health to be that filled with range when someone says a dispariaging comment about heathens. It's not good that I see red when he "muses" about the fact that the medical folks calling a fetus a fetus making it easier to kill.

 

But I did. Oh dear sweet tapdancing Jesus I did. I would pull him aside and explain in detail why it wasn't acceptable. And instead of applogizing, he'd applogize that it affected me in that manner and tried to explain why he was so anti-abortion.

 

I got mad at myself that I got so angry, but I saw where he was coming from..because I was there before.

 

So I cut off the friendship, removed him completely from my life. I cannot take the emotional stress he brings or just that he feels no problem in not seeing the other person's side.

 

But maybe I'm the hypocrite. I talk peace and so on, and when a difficult person shows up...I remove them...

Ugh.

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Comment by Monica S. on March 9, 2011 at 1:56am
I have to agre with you there Steve..I seriously wonder that from time to time..
Comment by Aggiememenon on March 8, 2011 at 12:47am
You did the right thing, as far as I can see.
Comment by Monica S. on March 7, 2011 at 5:58pm
Yeah, I try really really hard(or as hard as I can to sound logical and not all emotional) but I got limits. I've been doing this boundaries thing, and it's pretty helpful but I'm losing guy friends left and right lol
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on March 7, 2011 at 5:47pm
I try to put the person before the politics, but that can only go so far. In your case, you draw the line at rabid pro-lifers. I probably would, too.

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