haha, I'm just kidding.
I am an athiest from Texas :/ ...enough said.
I am going to grad school for my MS in nutrition and I am a Dietetic Intern. I'm pretty sure I signed up for this site because:
a) I am bored lately
b) I need a place to vent because I find myself lashing out at people.
Here's some reasons why:
Recently I had a preceptor in my internship who asked me where I go to church. She said "Do you go to church around here?" I said "No." She said, "Oh, then you go to church near your home?" and I said "No." She replied, "You don't GO TO CHURCH!?!?!" And I said, "I think this topic is unprofessional, and I am uncomfortable talking about it with you." She then made sure the rest of that rotation was a nightmare or me.
One of the interns in my program (who is well aware that I am athiest) asked me on Thursday, "Are you going to a church service on sunday?" I replied with a good old fashioned stare/glare. She uncomfortably laughed and said "Have a good weekend then!" In the spirit of getting along (in my terrible error) I said "Have a Happy Easter (insert name here)." She then went on to tell me about how awesome and magical jesus is. The irritating part about this was there was a third intern present (good friend of mine) who is Muslim and from Africa. This intern was not harassed about having to believe in Jesus because I guess christian intern assumes since she is from Africa and Persian, she doesn't have to believe in jesus, but since I am from Texas and I'm white, I do.
In my current rotation I am working in long term care and ICU, and we have a chaplin. Get this: This person writes notes in MEDICAL CHARTS that say things such as "Saw patient today, patient was in good spirits. Prayed with patient at bedside, will continue to provide guidance and support." My problem is not that there is a religious leader in the hospital, going around, comforting those poor fools who don't know any better than to look to an imaginary friend/god for answers during difficult times. My problem is that this person WEARS A LAB COAT, CHARTS on patients, gets PAID LIKE A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL, and ATTENDS CARE ROUNDS as if what she says means anything important! God forbid (haha) that anyone ever mistake her for a medical professional who would actually know their @$$ from a hole in the ground.
My cute boyfriend believes in Magik ...*groan* I'm not sure how many of you have had to deal with this before, but it is particularly infuriating because he seems to believe in EVERYTHING. Jesus is magic, saints are magic, budda is magic... everything can be (conveniently) explained by "intuition" and auras and....other made up bulls***... He is actually very sweet and supportive though, I really love him a lot. His lack of...evidence based thinking is very frustrating to me.
Also, we have a lot of those door to door bible thumpers around here so I have collected a large amount of christn propaganda that is often good for a laugh. For example I have one pamphlet inviting me to a genuine Cowboy Church where you're supposed to bring your horse and cowboy hat and crap. lol.
So it's situations like these that lead to my frustration. I have several friends that are sane and a good outlet to vent, but I imagine that gets tiring for them so I'm trying something new.
Sorry that was such a long rant.
I'll leave you with a fun comic I drew of me and jesus.