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It happened again...
#11
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(10th January 2017, 02:07)robvalue Wrote: That's disgraceful, I'm so sorry they did that to you Sad

I just want to know how to deal with this better. I can't very well storm off everytime someone wants to pray on me. But I also can't very well standby quitely while I'm blithely insulted.
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#12
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(10th January 2017, 02:25)BrokenQuill92 Wrote:
(10th January 2017, 02:07)robvalue Wrote: That's disgraceful, I'm so sorry they did that to you Sad

I just want to know how to deal with this better. I can't very well storm off everytime someone wants to pray on me. But I also can't very well standby quitely while I'm blithely insulted.
Could you not just say in a really preachy way (I'm thinking tv evangelist style) 'Why are you praying? This is the way God made me! Who are you to question the will of God?'
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#13
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(10th January 2017, 02:23)Cato Wrote: You should ask Pastor Singleton if if your blindness is still to be considered an infirmity if that's the way God wants you. That should make him squirm a bit unless of course he then proclaims to know the mind of God, which would quickly lead to an even more embarrassing exchange for him.

I hate that you had to put up with his self serving charade.


Yeah, or maybe ask the pastor who he thinks he is to question the way you were created.

But seriously your problem involves mixing with the religious in the place where they do their thing and expecting too much.  I went to church with my father exactly once as an adult while he was still alive.  I regretted it.
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#14
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I'm sorry that happened, BQ. There's nothing more obnoxious than a Jesus freak putting on a show, and it's unconscionable that he would try to make you his prop.

On the bright side, at least he didn't go full Jesus and make mud with his spit and rub it onto your eyes.
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#15
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ewwwwwwwwwwwwww
Heptaclavianism:
the belief that seven nails were used to crucify Jesus Christ; three on Maundy Thursday, and four on Good Friday


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#16
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(10th January 2017, 11:03)Crossless1 Wrote: I'm sorry that happened, BQ. There's nothing more obnoxious than a Jesus freak putting on a show, and it's unconscionable that he would try to make you his prop.

On the bright side, at least he didn't go full Jesus and make mud with his spit and rub it onto your eyes.

I might have broke and hit him if that happened
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#17
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And he would have richly deserved it.


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#18
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(10th January 2017, 02:25)BrokenQuill92 Wrote:
(10th January 2017, 02:07)robvalue Wrote: That's disgraceful, I'm so sorry they did that to you Sad

I just want to know how to deal with this better. I can't very well storm off everytime someone wants to pray on me. But I also can't very well standby quitely while I'm blithely insulted.

Sorry, bet you get that all of the time, or at least more often than is ever comfortable. 

I'd suggest that you have a conversation with the pastor, arranged to meet in a public place. From your past posts I think your Dad knows your feelings/position and, being a deacon, has not passed along your feelings to the pastor. 

Let the pastor know that, no matter what your beliefs, he does not have your permission to use you to promote his beliefs. And that if he does you intend to publicly embarrass in front of the congregation.  I'll leave the action up to you. I'm sure I and others here could come up with some very colorful responses. I see that some already have. 

Good luck. Don't punish Dad to much, he was only partly responsible.
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

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#19
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Sorry you had to go through this disgustingly patronizing bunch of crap, BQ.

I've never been religious or gone to church but I'm practically phobic of churches. I can go inside... but if I was asked to participate even for family I'd struggle to not cry at how incredibly cheesy, cringeworthy and indeed patronizing church is. The buildings can be very pretty but what religious crap people do in there is more fucking revolting to me than anything Vorlon would ever Google.

Sunday service is as revolting as William Lane Craig's stupid fucking fallacy-spouting face.
Our reactions to some of the worst situations can be the most empowering actions we ever take.
Sam Harris Wrote:They think: ”Well, if it’s all determined, why should I do anything? Why just not sit back and see what happens?” To sit back and see what happens is also a choice that has its own consequences. And it’s very difficult to do. You just try staying in your bed all day, waiting for something to happen, you’ll very quickly feel the urge to get up and do something and resisting this impulse will actually take more effort than going with it. It actually becomes harder to do nothing, than to do something, very quickly. So, you can’t step out of this stream of choices and efforts. And, clearly, choice and effort is part of the causal chain of life. If I hadn’t decided to write a book on free will, it wouldn’t have written itself. So effort and discipline and willpower, these are causal states of the brain that beget their own behaviors. And behaviors lead to outcomes in the world. So the choices we make in life are as important as most people think. But the next choice you make will come out of a wilderness of prior causes, that you can’t see, and did not bring into being.
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#20
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I'd simply not go to church any more. Ever.
Be well, and do good work.
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