Another local guy started flirting with me online tonight, but then I asked him how he feels about Religion and Astrology, and if he knows what his IQ score is. I know, kinda bitchy of me, but I really don’t have time for anyone in my life who is even remotely religious in any way and I refuse to date anyone with an IQ under 140. Call me uptight, I don’t care. I know what I want and what I don’t want, and a less-than-average-intelligence believer of God would honestly just annoy the fuck out of me.
This guy told me that he respects Religion (I don’t, I find it extremely offensive and counter-productive to advancing the human race) and that he likes Astrology — his Angel cards and toro deck is his connection to God (LOL?). Ok, I almost feel bad for talking about this guy on a public forum, because if he ever reads this, then he’ll know that this is about him. I’m not writing about this as a personal attack, I promise. I don’t have a problem with him, personally. I just have a problem with his ignorant belief-system and thus I choose not to date him.
Needless to say, he was offended by the fact that I found his beliefs ignorant and offensive and that I’m a religion-bashing atheist, so he told me; “I feel sorry for you as a person to live like this.” It’s really funny how believers of God always feel sorry for ME, as if I’m the delusional one with the imaginary friend problem. My response: “I feel sorry for me too, having to deal with all these fucking dumb Jesus freaks.” And that was that: The end to yet another attempt to find a free-thinking local dude to date.
To be honest, I wouldn’t have even bothered blogging about this interaction if he didn’t play the “I feel sorry for you” card, but that brings me to the point of this post…
Religious people need to realize that when an atheist insults their religion, they’re not being personally attacked — unless of course they’ve become such radical extremists that their belief in God is all that they are, nothing more (although I highly doubt that this is the case, unless they’re part of a group like ISIS or something). It’s condescending of religious people to tell an atheist that they feel sorry for them as a person, and in doing so, they’re basically warranting a personal attack. Not cool!
To those who open their eyes and study the facts, religion and the acts of religious organizations, are just as offensive as racism and sexism, if not more-so. In fact, all signs lead to religion being the number one cause of racism and sexism in the first place, not to mention it’s also the number one cause of war in the world. Thus, I don’t respect religion at all, and there’s nothing that’s forcing me to do so. Remember; freedom of religion is also freedom from religion. I have the right to disrespect your archaic and utterly bullshit belief-system and I can choose not to date you because of it. Accept it and move along!
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