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...