I hate Thumpers.
by, 30th June 2010 at 07:52 PM (488 Views)
I really hate Bible-Thumpers.
For those of you not in the know, a Thumper is one of those people that tries to shove their religion down everyone's throat, won't take no for an answer, and will throw an absolute pissfit if you don't believe what they believe. Most also seem to think "agnostic" means "athiest".
Earlier today, some person representing a local church came to our doorstep trying to spread their teachings by trying to get more people going to their church. My family is very laid-back in our beliefs. No one person in our family really believes in the same thing. For example, my grandma believes in God and Heaven, but not in Hell. My dad grew up Christian, but is very, very laid-back about it. My mom believes that there's a God or SOMETHING out there that's responsible for creation of life and the universe, but from there science took over. As for me, I'm agnostic.
Anyway, our usual strategy for getting rid of these guys is apologising and telling them we're Jewish. (Because we know they're not. We have no Jewish churches or whatever in town, so anyone that IS Jewish usually just practices at home.) Usually, this works perfectly. They'll just ask for a donation, which we'll usually give because we're nice people, and then they leave.
Anyways, with this guy, I just use our normal method. But instead of the usual "Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to waste your time, Miss. But would you like to make a donation?" I usually receive, this dude FLIPS OUT.
He tries to start cramming religion down my throat. Now, when someone does this to me online, I usually tell them to shut up, and let them take a ride on my ignore list. Sadly, there is no "Ignore List" in real life. So I had to sit there and listen (or at least pretend) to his crap for about fifteen minutes. He then realizes I'm not listening, but does he give up? NOPE! He yells at me, and starts harping on agan, but I cut him off. I let him know... that I quite honestly didn't care.
I guess in whatever form of English he speaks, "Look, buddy, I really don't care. You're acting a bit out of line." means "Fuck you and fuck God. Now I'm going to go club some baby seals."
He REALLY started flipping out then, shouting at me that I was going to hell and numerous other insults, mostly anti-Semitic since he thought I was Jewish.
Now, there's only a few things that can genuinely piss me off. Racism, sexism, extremists, homosexuals being prejudiced against, and religious prejudice. Even if it's not directed at me. I will defend anyone being treated lie shit due to their appearance, gender, lifestyle, or beliefs. And if you're putting thes people down, I'm going to get pissed.
This anti-Semitism combined with Bible-Thumping pissed me off, and I went off on him. Every argument he gave, I was able to counter, often using the Bible that he claimed to be getting his arguments from. Worse yet, when I tried to shut the door on him, that jerk prevented me from doing so! I was afraid he was going to attempt to ener the house. Thankfully, my neighbor Lisa noticed the commotion and came over to see what was going on. When that asshole noticed I had backup, he FINALLY left. She recognized the man from her church, and is going to report him for his conduct.
Seriously, if you LOVE your religion so much, wouldn't you at least ATTEMPT to shed a POSITIVE light on it rather than making it look like it's full of nutjobs? That's the thing with Muslims. America, as a whole, tends to stereotype ALL Muslims as terrorists, thanks to Muslim extremists like Al-Qaeda. I know Muslims that are perfectly good and respectable people. They have no problem with women attending school and going around uncovered.
Furthermore, if you're going to try to thump, make sure you actually know what you're thumping and make sure there isn't anything in your own religious text that can be used against you. It makes you look like an even bigger moron than you already are.
This kind of crap, and I don't even live in the Bible Belt.
I have nothing against religion. I think religion's a wonderful thing. Just as long as you aren't trying to force others to think like you. If you do that, I have no sympathy nor respect for you.
Apparently, to that guy, it's "Love thy neigbor, providing they aren't different than you."
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