- Oct 12, 2009
I hope he likes pizza.
Bit of an overreaction on your mates part top be honest. We get them too. They get filed under G for Green Bin.A friend of mine on Facebook is hyperventilating because someone popped some church dues into his letterbox. He's an atheist and has taken great umbrage at this offense to his non-belief.
Why not just ignore them and pop them in the recycling bin? There's no need to go ranting on social media.
For example, I'm a vegetarian yet on a regular basis, promotional material from the local butcher lands on my doormat. Likewise, Mrs. F down the street (before she passed away. God rest her) was a staunch and proud teetotaller. But I doubt that the off-licences spared her when they were doing their rounds with their printed matter. I just ignore it and I'd say that she did too.
I'd consider myself to be secular but that doesn't include toning down all manifestations of religion, lest they offend someone. If we start there, where does it end?
I doubt they'd get the spaghetti monster parody church reference but I might suggest something along those lines to him.Pop one back in theirs, requesting payment for his own made up invisible spaghetti-monster club.
I always leave the Christmas tree up to join in celebration of the Orthodox Church's and others' Christmas Day on Jan 7th. That is under the old Julian calendar. Then you have to allow time for the three wise men to get there.I'm an atheist and it doesn't bother me. Took down the Christmas tree last weekend too.
Debate on Facebook at your peril. Its about 10 times worse than here. I never touch the bloody thing. There are loons here, there are far more of them out there.I doubt they'd get the spaghetti monster parody church reference but I might suggest something along those lines to him.
(So far, I've kept out of the swirling maelstrom of opinions and counter-opinions that his Facebook post has become.)
Well I consider myself to be late taking them down this year. But I did put them up around Dec 1st to cheer myself up. I want to forget Christmas now and think of the Spring instead and the days getting longer.I always leave the Christmas tree up to join in celebration of the Orthodox Church's and others' Christmas Day on Jan 7th. That is under the old Julian calendar. Then you have to allow time for the three wise men to get there........................
I can't understand facebook. Nor twitter either. Also Facebook now things I'm someone else, a man actually. I keep getting emails from an Adam account that I've no clue of. Going on now for a month.Debate on Facebook at your peril. Its about 10 times worse than here. I never touch the bloody thing. There are loons here, there are far more of them out there.
I learned that the hard way. If you reply to some FB friend's post and their post is set to public access, it may pop up in the timeline of one of your other friends (even if they don't know the first one from Adam). They might get involved and suddenly, two of your friends are rowing.Debate on Facebook at your peril. Its about 10 times worse than here. I never touch the bloody thing. There are loons here, there are far more of them out there.
Just when I'd begun to get over the guilt(through the intercession of St Horn and wearing a scapular), you bring it up again.Is that a middle class way of saying she'd a face on her like a bulldog licking piss off a nettle?
Or is it that fifth child thing?
If they kept it on their own timeline, I wouldn't mind. One of them launched himself into a post of mine in which I'd wished all my American Facebook friends a "Happy Thanksgiving". I'd received a few likes and expressions of thanks. Then he comes along with a long rant about the historical significance of it.....! Lovely stuff...The only people more obsessed with religion in Ireland other than religious fanatics are atheists.
If you have a friend on FB who is an Atheist notice the amount of religious related memes about religion they need to post or share. Or even those cute memes about not believing in anything or that religion is the stuff of fairytales.
If you are an Atheist or Agnostic thats your business and more power to you. But lets be honest there is a whiff and reek of loser about a lot of angry militants types. I imagine that in past lives or if they had lived 50 years ago they would be out lynching black people or committing genocide on behalf of Hitler of Stalin.