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Why They Hate Me

Article by Harmony97 posted over a year ago
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So I'm 15, and already I have discovered the sad truth of the world, people hate others. Sure you may be thinking, "Duh! Of course people hate people! What are you stupid?" But, what I mean is that they HATE me cuz of something I believe in, and I am only 15. 15 and people want me dead or thrown out of America, or they want me to be converted or a slave or whatever. I am 15 years old, 15 and people my age want me dead because I'm atheist.

Apparently because of my lack of religion, I am a cold, heartless, soulless person. I am cruel and emotionless, and all opinions I have are false. 13 years old, two years ago, I cut myself because of the hate from Christian kids. Not all of them did, some of my best friends are Christians, but I felt that the physical pain was better. This one kid, last year told me that I couldn't have opinions. He said, "You can't have an opinion Breanne, you're an atheist." When I got home, I felt numb. I cried for an hour in the quiet.

People saw I need to be kicked out of America because I don't believe in God. How fucking stupid is that? 15 years old and they want be to be practically a refugee? This country was made for freedom, and it is MY freedom to be atheist, I want to be atheist it is my freedom to be so, and they can't take that from me.

Other's want me dead to prove to me I'll go to hell. ME! I'm good without God! They're bad with him! If anyone is going to hell it's their sorry ass NOT MINE! They are threatening me and, if my memory is right, "Thou shalt not kill" is one of the Ten Commandments. So, whose going to hell?

All the hate, all the discrimination, all the unreasonableness is against their beliefs. "Love thy neighbor", includes everyone, not just those you see as equals.
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Harmony97 said:
I just wanted some people to know what I've already gone through.
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crying
The same things happen to me, and I'm 12.
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I haven't been through anything like that yet. I haven't told my friends or family what I really do or in this case don't believe in. I attend a Catholic school and I know that it would just be best to keep my mouth shut about everything after watching all my friends immerse themselves in prayer. I guess it's a good thing that I want to move out of the country when I'm able to. Maybe if I move to Japan or South Korea I'll be treated the same besides maybe the fact that I look a little bit different.
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THEY'RE FREAKING IDIOTS! What is their problem?! ... Well, I promise you, not all Christians are like that. (I'm a Christian, BTW. And I respect Atheists perfectly well as long as they respect Christians.)
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I don't know what to say. I mean the "ignore them" phrase is not only overused, but also inadequate. It's close to impossible not to care when your friends, or at least those who were considered friends, treat you like second class citizen.
I think that the only solution is a long-term one. The more we, as atheists, are "visible" the more likely it is that those narrow-minded fundamentalists will get used to our presence and than we can hope that they will start noticing we are just as "good" and just as "worthy" of being citizens as they are.
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That's just ridiculous. I'm not American, so I can't say I have the same problem as you do. Luckily for me, more Australians are atheist than Christian- And the ones who are do not often shove it down your throat.

Anyway, I really hope things pick up for you! You have my sympathy. I would say that these people deserve to go to Hell for discriminating someone for such a stupid reason, but I don't believe in Hell.
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Oy vey. Hope things get better. Quite a few American Christians have an awful habit of being discriminating against atheists, huh?

One more thing: that kid who said you couldn't have an opinion because you're atheist(I'm assuming they're Christian) should have kept it to themselves. Self-control is one of the fruits of the Spirit, and I agree that "Love your neighbor" needs to be practiced more.
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Roxas1314 said:
Well, this is sad, but kind of amusing because the whole reason we came to this country was to get away from that: You're not in our religion, GTFO or we'll impale you and burn you, etc.

It's really sad that people are bullying you for it. I always ignore them and let them feel really stupid for talking to themselves. XD But if you can't ignore it, say something witty and walk away, leaving them confused and lost.
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