This is, by far, one of the most assinine e-mail exchanges I have ever had. Recently, I outed myself on a local, newspaper blog-site. I really, really want to start an atheist organization in my area. I love the ACA (Atheist Community of Austin) and will always be "President of the Matt. D. Groupie Fan Club"... but, I'm really craving some local fellowship.
So...this possummomma decided to test the waters. I placed a link to this blog and an introductory post, asking if there were "any other atheists" in town. I did this yesterday evening and within twelve hours my inbox was pushing maximum capacity. Many of them were positive responses. I met a few local atheists and hope we can get together soon. However, because I'm like the bug lite on the patio on a warm summer evening,... I attracted a few fundies. So, I'd like to introduce you all to my fundy-friend-Dick (I was going to change his name...but it's so much better this way. I'll just leave out his last time to preserve his privacy). *Everybody wave "hi!" to Dick.*
This is a Christian town. If you don't like it move! I'll help you pack. Go back to where you came from.
Wow, Dick. How very Christian of you. I guess it never occured to you that I might have been a resident here for ten years. If you're the welcome wagon for this "Christian town", then I'd say we have our answer for why Bakersfield is considered one of the least tolerant places in California. *thumbs up*
PM- I don't care where you go. Just get the hell out of here. This is gods town and you can take your family with you. We dont need are kind mixing with your kind. I read your blog. Same bullshit. Different libral. Tolerance is overated. - Dick
Well... hello again, Dick. Are you for real? You know,...some people tried this mindset out in the south. It didn't go so well for them. First "OUR" kind start moving in. Then, we start riding buses. Then, we start demanding equal rights. Then, *gasp* we might start voting and speaking out in public. We might actually...*whispers* marry into your families. SEE DICK RUN. RUN DICK, RUN!
By the way, Dick. This whole intolerance bit is way over-rated. Maybe you should actually try to get to know me and concentrate on our similarities before passing judgement.
PM - Youre not black. You are an atheist. I have black friends and they believe in Jesus. You wanted a community of your commy friends so you worm your way into this town. Forget it sister. I dont need to know no rapist to know atheists are godforesaken trouble.
(NOTE TO THOSE WHO REMEMBER, "HE-WHO-SHALL-NOT-BE-NAMED": What is it with this town and the "atheist=rapist" argument???)
Oh. Your. God. I'm not black?!
Ok. Now that I've actually verified that you ARE a real resident of this city (you should really take care about the information transferred, along with your e-mails, when you act like a total ass), I feel like I should educate you a bit.
Atheism does not equal communism. Atheists are not rapists. Atheists are, quite simply, people who do not believe that there is sufficient evidence to support the claim that god(s) exist. Rather than rely on the Bible for our morality, we've, in most cases, examined morality and truth with a higher scrutiny than most Christians. Atheists tend to have high moral standards. We don't have any desire to take away your religion or "worm our way" into places we are not wanted. We are, however, residents of this city and have a vested interest in making it a place that we can safely and effectively raise our children to be productive, thinking members of society. Have a nice day, Dick.
Listen here sissy. This is a CHRISTIAN CITY. Do you see all of those churchs. They are there for decent folk who respect GOD and JESUS. We are the majority not you. Your kids will bow down to our kids and with any hope will find GOD with or without you. I bet your kids are complaining libral jerks who can't wait to leave you and go some place where they can receive the love of GOD. Fuck your morality and fuck you.
I'm trying to ignore the fundy. Someone please take my keyboard away... must. not. bait. the. fundy.
What a stunning representative of Christian society. Gee...why would anyone want to divorce themselves from THAT?
**Edited to add: I really am not afraid of this person. A quick google search of his name revealed that he's most likely an old coot' in a nursing home who's family bought him a computer and turned him loose. Very unlikely to come possum huntin'. ;) No worries.