someone you know who is very bitter and angry? Especially when they seem particulary hateful towards people like yourself, who lean towards a certain belief system?
Do you continue to socialize with them? Do you try to see past their bitter heart, and hope they will once again feel love from you and others around you? Do you try to be the best example of the "type" of people they have boxed you into(in terms of labeling you something)?
Answer by bseastrand at 9:28 AM on Dec. 23, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 9:34 AM on Dec. 23, 2010
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Answer by pam19 at 10:25 AM on Dec. 23, 2010
I don't socialize with people who are bitter and hostile toward me or my beliefs. I can't even imagine how that would be possible. If I happened to be at an event where a bitter and hostile person were also present, I'd probably avoid that person, but if we were pushed together, say if we had a mutual friend who called both of us to come and talk with her, I'd be polite. I'd see no reason to stoop to that person's level of hostility.
In the debate section, I think the rules are a little different. I'll be as respectful as I can be, until that person has pushed too many times or has been extremely smug and insulting, to me directly, to those who hold different beliefs in general, or to another person.
Answer by jsbenkert at 10:34 AM on Dec. 23, 2010
Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:48 AM on Dec. 23, 2010
It depends I use to work a lot with the elderly as a care giver and still volunteer my time to help them now that I am a SAHM. Truth of the matter is that generation is not accepting of atheists. They can say some very hurtful things. They are who they are though and most of the time they are not going to change their minds. They still need help though. So I rough it out choke down what they say and help them. It would be wrong to cut them out of my life when they need me the most.
I don't tell them that I am not a christian. It is a pointless talk that would cause most of them stress.
Answer by Alanaplus3 at 10:56 AM on Dec. 23, 2010
I've never come across anyone like that. I think how I handled the situation would depend on who the person was and what my relationship to/with them was.
Answer by Armonia at 10:57 AM on Dec. 23, 2010