Today my friend was pushed out of his seat at lunch after stating he had no religion. After that I promptly gave a less than nice comment ("if your god is so loving then why do you have to cause violence") to the girl who pushed him saying "stop being such a fag and maybe he'll forgive you". I just can't understand what goes through people''s minds as they say things like that. Actually i'm more surprised at the fact it wasn't me, i'm a member of my school's GSA. I think that if people are going to follow a religion they should read their own (pardon the expression) goddamn book and figure out tolerance for a change. it's not just my school either, I write letters to a friend in California who's seen kids get pushed down the stairs, beaten withing inches of death, held at both gun and knife point, and the such, and I just...GAHHH!
All I know at this point is that religion caused more problems for me than it's solved.
sorry if you're offended, I just needed to get this off my chest.
~Skylar Hawthorne, the pissed off atheist