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Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:24 PM

You know how you can tell when someone is a christian?

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Reply You know how you can tell when someone is a christian? (Original post)
cleanhippie Oct 2012 OP
BlueJazz Oct 2012 #1
Curmudgeoness Oct 2012 #2
trotsky Oct 2012 #3
uriel1972 Oct 2012 #4
AlbertCat Oct 2012 #6
uriel1972 Oct 2012 #8
Rob H. Oct 2012 #5
AlbertCat Oct 2012 #7
Rob H. Oct 2012 #9
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #10
BillStein Nov 2012 #11
AlGoreRhythms Nov 2012 #12

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 06:43 PM

1. Bless you...I'll pray for you. Have you found Jesus? (Is he lost again?)

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 07:04 PM

2. When I saw your subject line,

that was the first thing that I thought. They will tell you constantly, even if they phrase it in ways like "I will pray for you".

Thanks for the laugh.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 10:10 PM

3. And then they'll tell you how everyone else ISN'T one. n/t

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 01:16 AM

4. I have a charismatic christian friend

who will tell you the bad christians aren't really christian. I want so badly to bring up the 'Scotsman' thing with her, but don't want to lose her as a friend.

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 12:39 PM

6. but don't want to lose her as a friend.

If her friendship is dependent on that, she doesn't seem like a very good Friend.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 06:16 PM

8. It's complex

Normally I'd let it drift off, but she's part of a group of friends and alienating her would impact negatively on my relationship with the rest. /sigh OTOH if this is the worst thing in my life, my life is pretty darn good.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 10:18 AM

5. That's especially true here in the southeastern USA

Ironically, some of the ones who crow loudest about how they go to church twice a week have been some of the most fundamentally (no pun intended) dishonest people I've ever met. A lot of them seem to support Romney, too, and his "Fuck everyone else, I got mine" ideology. Jesus would be so proud.

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Response to Rob H. (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 12:41 PM

7. especially true here in the southeastern USA

I don't think so.

I was "hit up" many more times in CA than in NC. And OK and KS seem pretty loud about it.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 04:20 PM

9. Maybe it's because I'm in Memphis, closer to the heart of the Bible Belt?



I'm surrounded by religious types here--there are six churches within a two-mile radius of my apartment, and five of the six are less than 1/2 a mile away. (The megachurch is the one that's furthest away, thank goodness.) There are also a bunch of people where I work who have cubes and offices plastered with religious art and bible verses. I've never seen anything like it anywhere else I've ever worked, even in Idaho, which has a significant LDS population.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 01:16 PM

10. There are certain words that they use. "Blessing" is the main one.

When I hear that it's like a little silent alarm goes off for me ... Proceed with caution ...

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:04 AM

11. My secretary kept telling me to

have a blessed day. I hate that- she knows I'm a non-believing secular Jew....

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Response to BillStein (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:06 PM

12. I hate that passive-aggressive approach.

I get it constantly at work.

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