It was stupid really. He was goading me about my beliefs because he is a die-hard atheist. Obviously I am not. I tried very hard to be diplomatic and even agree with him on several points with reference to organized religion. It was supposed to be one of those "Free thought" conversations.
I should have known better. Instead of diplomacy he returned what I can only describe as rabid scorn.
He insulted my intelligence, my beliefs and insisted he could do a better job with humanity than God himself. "Loser" was the term he used to describe him.
I don't pretend to know all there is..... Who could? I don't know why bad things happen to good people. Bad things have happened to me too.... I don't blame God though. I blame the people who do these things.
He seems to think that men have done all good by themselves as well. As if we are responsible for our own creation.
I don't see it that way. The more I understand science the more I understand that there is more to it than that. I've personally experienced what even doctors considered miracles. Doctors are still scientists right? I should not have lived the day I was born and so many miracles since then. No scientific reason....it could be just dumb luck but the laws of probability say no. That is science too.
My point is I have very good reasons to believe the way I do.
Maybe he does too but I couldn't find it in the hatred and the blame he was vomitting at me.
He is entitled in these United States to be be free "from" religion just as I am entitled to be free to choose my own faith. I respect that.
What he is not free to do is insult me and try to engage me in a battle of wits....on this or any other planet.
I've chosen not to have this person in my life. Not because he is atheist. I have several atheist friends.
I've stopped being his friend because he is an asshole.
Have any of you been put in that kind of position?