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Someone SHOOT ME NOW! I can't take the Jesus no more!


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August 5th, 2011, 11:16 AM
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Seriously... the irony, it kills me.

I am an Atheist, and I let my almost-8-year-old read the Bible. Why? You ask? Well, because I'm big on saying, "Hmm, what on earth does this really mean, and how realistic is it?" So we read The Bible, and we ask ourselves what it might mean to people and their lives. Then we talk about rumors, fairy tales, and exaggeration--not to mention translations from so many different languages over so many years.

Okay, so I post on Facebook that my child reads the Bible. All the Jesus freaks LIKED my post. Umm... my child also asked why on earth a 'person' who could just make a person would need to take the rib of the first person to make another person. Yeah. THINKING--my friends--THINKING.

OKay.. so onto my reason for making this post on this lovely community here. I have this friend from high school. She used to pick on me mercilessly for being a Christian. She would take me out partying every weekend--just to try to convince me not to go to church. I was pretty darn impressionable.. so i'm sure I would have believed anything she told me--just like I believed the church stuff. Anyway, in highschool said friend had at least once abortion, but I believe it was more (I am pro-choice--so this isn't an attack on her).

Okay, so homegirl has FOUND JESUS! Three months after coming to the lord--she totally asked me what business I had celebrating trees, presents, and roast ham on December 25. She likes to post on FB about how her 11 year old son prayed that it wouldn't rain so his baseball game wouldn't be cancelled that night. You know--screw the farmer's whose crops need that rain to grow, to feed the community.. you know, all that good stuff.

A few weeks ago, in Michigan, there was a guy with a gun running all over Grand Rapids shooting people--including kids. So, we got into an argument on FB about how people should or shouldn't have free access to guns. Then she told me that SHE CARRIES A GUN. Not, you know, owns a gun, takes it to the range, goes hunting, whatever... but CARRIES A GUN for protection. This woman has three children under 11. And she is PACKING. I am NOT again your 2nd amendment right to bare arms. But, if you're carrying a gun for protection, it's loaded right? I mean, WHAT!??? Your kids could pull that thing out of your purse and shoot someone--you, or themselves. Seriously. Not to mention the fact that apparently CPS was at her house because her kids have realistic looking guns that they play with and point at their friends.

OKay, day before yesterday she posts a picture of her wrist with FORGIVEN tattooed across the boniest part--near her hand. Again, not against tattoos at all. I don't have them, but can appreciate nice ones. That being said... she just passed the NCLEX yesterday... like, she is going to become a nurse like next week or something. Doesn't the Bible say your body is a temple? Doesn't tattooing yourself seem outside the normal treatment of a temple?

Tattoo issue aside... like, I really wish that I could just read a book that tells me if I loved some invisible dude, and let him make all my choices, then I'd be able to pretend all that bad stuff I did in the past could be erased. Wouldn't like be fabulous if you could do that? Don't take responsibility for doing things you regret.. just be like, "Oh yeah, so I'm forgiven!"

By the way.. yesterday she posted a nasty post on FB saying, "Hanging out with the towns finest at the fair! apparently you have to blow smoke in peoples faces to be cool."

Yeah, because that's Christ-like, isn't it!

Ugh, I want to remove her from my FB.. but we are taking our kids back to my small home town for Christmas this year--and I KNOW i'll run into her, and the last thing I need is nastiness.
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August 5th, 2011, 03:28 PM
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Do what I'm about to do with a cliquey little group of DH's friends' wives who I've decided I can't STAND to see another update from: Click on the little X to the right of one of her posts and choose the option to hide all posts from her. Then go into your privacy settings and block her from seeing your wall, your posts, whatever info you don't want her to see, etc. That way she won't get all butthurt over you deleting her completely, but you won't have to see her stuff and she won't be able to see yours.

Oh and I LOVE your daughter's question about why god needs a rib to create a woman if he can create people out of nothing anyway. Good job on raising a critical thinker!
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August 8th, 2011, 09:41 AM
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My opinion? Just defriend her. If you see her in town and she makes a fuss over it, just walk away, flip her off and ignore her. What is the worst thing that can happen?
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August 24th, 2011, 06:55 AM
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Do what I'm about to do with a cliquey little group of DH's friends' wives who I've decided I can't STAND to see another update from: Click on the little X to the right of one of her posts and choose the option to hide all posts from her. Then go into your privacy settings and block her from seeing your wall, your posts, whatever info you don't want her to see, etc. That way she won't get all butthurt over you deleting her completely, but you won't have to see her stuff and she won't be able to see yours.

Oh and I LOVE your daughter's question about why god needs a rib to create a woman if he can create people out of nothing anyway. Good job on raising a critical thinker!

This is really good advice and I second it.
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