So I was sitting outside Starbucks with my girlfriend today after school. And two ladies came up to me and introduced themselves. Apparently they were from the church down the street and wanted to "ask us a few questions". I figured this would be a good opportunity to see first hand what happens when an atheist crushed someones religious arguments.
So I agreed to the questionnaire. But, as with most religions, I was misinformed about what I had just volunteered for. The entire questionnaire consisted of "what is your name?" and then she proceeded to waist my time by preaching the gospel and what Jesus and god can do for me in my life.
So for the first minute or so I sat back quietly formulating what I would say to her once she stopped flapping her yap. But all of a sudden the "what do you believe in?" question popped out of nowhere. So I answered truthfully. I said I was atheist... I had totally forgotten that that word right there ignites a spark that bursts into flame inside a christian. All of a sudden she was praying for me and telling me and my girlfriend to repeat a prayer and it all happened so fast I forgot everything I was going to use to crush her with.
But in the end she seemed to have a satisfied look on her face. I assumed she was assuming she had saved someones soul from eternal torture. So she was getting ready to leave and began telling me to read the bible a chapter a day. And she was going to hand something to me that looked like the first few pages of the bible. So politely as I could, I told her keep it for someone else and that I'm set on my non beliefs and there was nothing she could do to change it and that she basically wasted her and my time.
The look on her face after I said that was priceless. She looked like I had just bitten the head off a puppy or something. That made up for me losing my grounds. It made me happy :P
But afterwords everything I wanted to say started coming back to me. I had a million questions to ask and it made me want to kick myself for not keeping my cool.
So that's my story of shame for the day. I got preached, sat back and took it like a bitch.