Funeral in the Bible Belt
I recently had a death in my family, had to go out of town for the Funeral. I am close to nearly every person that was in attendance for this funeral, and while claiming to all be "Christians", they pick and choose when they wish to be religious.
I had to listen to a Baptist preacher for nearly an hour who talked about my Grandmother, a person he had never met. How God loved her and had a "special room" in heaven made just for her.
His words... "Trust me when I say this, I know that God has many wonderful gifts for all us when we meet Jesus again." He quoted some lame scripture, and that was that.
It was disgusting. I felt disturbed that everyone bought into this Jerkoff's sermon, and then went to the "after funeral party" to get drunk.
So there I am, standing in the midst of nearly 50 drunk theists. The only sane and rational person, not to mention sober. All of them quoting this preacher. Saying things like " Yesterday is History, and Tomorrow is a Mystery, today is God's gift, that is why its called the "present". "
Some were even dillusional enough to keep speaking to her as if she was still here.....but comforted, out of denial and grief, that one day, they will reach heaven and be reunited.......
The worst part, every last one of them knows that I reject any and all forms of religion. Especially the Holy Trinity. I became a target, indoctrination pouring out of these people who "pitied" me for not being a believer. Saying how sad my life must be, and how it doesn't make sense to not believe in God.
I will not tolerate a stranger being pushy. But, it was different with family. I do dissagree with all of them, but I love them and managed to just let them be drunk, deluded idiots, who did nothing but make me a stronger Atheist with their preaching, using their crutch because they are just weak.
I found it so hard to bite my tongue, after hours of religious abuse.
Religion is a sham, and a crutch for weak minded people, who cannot accept anything about life based on its own merit. God is nothing but a scapegoat. Worshipped by self absorbed children.
My Grandma suffered from Crohns Disease. She was in miserable pain for months, bedridden, cut open from her chest to her pelvis, couldn't eat, and couldn't breathe on her own. I loved her, but I'm happy she doesn't have to suffer anymore. Unlike the selfish theists pricks who are sad not to have her around anymore. What a terrible way to treat someone......"You can suffer in pain forever, just don't leave us here all sad"..
fucking ridiculous, my Grandmother deserved better.
"Whoever feels predestined to see and not to believe will find all believers too noisy and pushy: he guards against them."