Post Reply Have you ever been physically abused by members of a religion?
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Posted 12/2/08
These are true stories. I'll go first.

*Catholics verbally disrespected me because my mother's religion, which is Eastern
Orthodox. I'm pretty sure you can think of certain things they called and how they looked at
me

*During confession, a Catholic priest asked me if I masturbate. A man does not ask
another if he masturbates. That is my personal business. Perverted priest.

I have another much more horrible story about what happened to me when I was a kid but I don't want to talk about it. Lets just say I was almost brutally branded. These and other situations led to my adoption of atheism. Science also influenced me but that is a different story.
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angelseraphim wrote:

These are true stories. I'll go first.

*Catholics verbally disrespected me because my mother's religion, which is Eastern
Orthodox. I'm pretty sure you can think of certain things they called and how they looked at
me

*During confession, a Catholic priest asked me if I masturbate. A man does not ask
another if he masturbates. That is my personal business. Perverted priest.

I have another much more horrible story about what happened to me when I was a kid but I don't want to talk about it. Lets just say I was almost brutally branded. These and other situations led to my adoption of atheism. Science also influenced me but that is a different story.


Dont let one religion get you thinking religion as a whole is all bad. But no i have never been abused by local religious people, and all of the religious leaders in my town are mostly pretty cool open minded people (if you can belive that). If you havent been an atheist for all that long, there is kind of an unspoken code you still may not be aware of. Pm me for details. Unless you dont want to know (which is perfectly alright as well). "God" speed my fellow atheist.
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openmindedatheist wrote:


angelseraphim wrote:

These are true stories. I'll go first.

*Catholics verbally disrespected me because my mother's religion, which is Eastern
Orthodox. I'm pretty sure you can think of certain things they called and how they looked at
me

*During confession, a Catholic priest asked me if I masturbate. A man does not ask
another if he masturbates. That is my personal business. Perverted priest.

I have another much more horrible story about what happened to me when I was a kid but I don't want to talk about it. Lets just say I was almost brutally branded. These and other situations led to my adoption of atheism. Science also influenced me but that is a different story.


Dont let one religion get you thinking religion as a whole is all bad. But no i have never been abused by local religious people, and all of the religious leaders in my town are mostly pretty cool open minded people (if you can belive that). If you havent been an atheist for all that long, there is kind of an unspoken code you still may not be aware of. Pm me for details. Unless you dont want to know (which is perfectly alright as well). "God" speed my fellow atheist.


I've been persecuted and attacked by Muslims to. All I have to say is none of that is cool.
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angelseraphim wrote:


I've been persecuted and attacked by Muslims to. All I have to say is none of that is cool.


In my town we have two high schools: (Name of Town) High School and (Name of Town) Christian High School. They were bitter rivals in almost every sport imaginable, hell even Tennis was something they fought tooth and nail over. I didn't play sports in high school so the rivalry wasn't something i understood or was into, i knew it existed but since it didn't effect me in my daily life, i ignored it.

Until my senior year.

First, let me express that i'm a Geek. A huge Geek, i love being a Geek. I have a shirt that says Geek across the chest. What i am not, is a Nerd. Nerds are people that have the same interest as Geeks, but Nerds let people walk over them. My friends and i enjoy video game culture, anime, science, (they liked fantasy books, i didn't) and literature. But we were smart-asses and all took a boxing class after school. But the boxing wasn't the reason why we were smart-asses, hell we never even sparred with each other or anyone else. We had only punched a sandbag.

After a round of sandbag punching and we relaxed at a friend of mine house to watch some anime we went out to get something to eat. While at the cafe i picked up the local paper, as my friends were talking about the football game that happened on the day before (Thursday) i showed them the final score. As it turned out our high school won the game and by a lot.

The rest and get rather long so I'll shorten this up. A few guys that went to Town-Name Christian High became pissed about our conversation. There was a small argument, but it quickly went from who's football team cheated to, we were filthy heathens for being God-less freaks. Which i thought was funny because two of my friends were christian even though they didn't go to their high school.

There was no fight, but for the next three weeks everyday after school i was either pushed down while walking home, my car and myself were egged when i was leaving work and homo was written on my favorite jacket. That last one really pissed me off, because one; i'm not gay and two it was my favorite jacket.

So i took my jacket, my egged car and drove across town during school and informed the Christian Principal of the problem. But of course his students denied everything and i got a lair, which i can't stand. Call me anything you want, call me fat-ass, moron, geek, etc etc; but i can't take lair.

So by this time my friend and i got a bright idea we hide a camera in my car then left it unlocked on school grounds. Two days nothing happened, but on the third day they trashed the inside of my car and i got it all on tape. I took the tape to the their school and had their parents called and i showed them all the tape. I then called the principal an idiot and told the students not to fuck with me. They didn't get to graduate with the rest of their class in the ceremony and i got to be harassment free.

So that's my little story of being abused by my choice of being an atheist. This didn't fuel my atheist ways, i've been this way for a long time.
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