So the following is an account of what happened last Friday the 27th Dec 2013, when three devil dodgers had the pleasure of my company. Now before people start branding me a hater and other things let me just say I am a firm believer that we are all entitled to an opinion wether that be regarding religion, politics, sex, gender or even things like immigration. Our opinions should be formed by making informed choices and decisions, be that from our own research or other sources. Not from what the many different media or fanatical extremists want you or I to believe.
So on with the story, I had walked to San Fernando to do my food shopping it was as usual another nice day the sun was beating down and I decided to stop off at one of my usual cafe’s for a drink before tackling the supermarket. It was very busy and I found one of the last free tables and ordered my drink. Not long after the waiter approached and asked if it was ok to sit three English people with me as he had no spare tables for them and I was by myself. I agreed to his request thinking nothing of it, so this group of two men and one woman arrived and introduced them selves as they took there seats. I should have known things would go down hill rapidly when they said they were from such and such church, as who introduces themselves like that?
So I just said hello I’m Jasmine and I live here in Gran Canaria.
Man 1 said “Oh do I detect a hint of maleness.”
Me “Maybe maybe not thats my business.”
Woman “Your a Transsexual?”
Man 2 “You have destroyed gods creation.”
Me “ Thats your opinion I don’t believe in your god or religion and what I choose to do is right for me so don’t judge what you don’t understand.”
All of them started trying to talk at the same time then as I guess I had lit the fuse paper by being a non believer. So the conversation or discussion continued, they were saying that god had created man in his own image and I had disfigured that and I would spend eternity in hell. To which I replied that if I wanted to believe in some man sitting in the clouds who judged people and decided who went to heaven and who went to hell I may as well believe that unicorns and fairy’s existed. Well that went down badly as I was told that god did exist and had spoken to them telling them to go out into the world and rescue people from there wicked life styles.
So I asked them how old the earth was and got the bible answer of a few thousand years and it was made in 6 days and on the 7th day he rested. So I asked them what they didn’t believe in the facts that science had provided about how long the earth had really been in existence and the evolution of mankind and the creatures that roamed the earth hundreds of thousands of years before there god had made it. No these three were devout believers nothing could shake there resolve from what the bible said.
Well I said I am going in a minute but think about this about 2000 years ago the Romans ruled most of Western Europe and large areas of the Middle East and North Africa. Now to keep these people in line and subdued they needed to come up with something, so the Roman Catholic church was created and they had there educated academics write the bible so they could scare the shit out of the uneducated hordes who were mainly pagan in there beliefs, worshiping the sun and moon and other such objects. This belief system was used to suppress the people and keep them in order. It was for want of a better explanation “the law.” In such we still do this today children go to school and are fed religion especially if it is a religious sponsored church. It can breed extremists and fanatics and lunatics who cling to its every word as if it is life itself.
More people are killed because of religion than any other cause so tell me why I should believe in something that has no physical proof. When I can see what science has proven I can go to the natural history museum or the science museum and see proof of how long the earth has been here and what evolution has done for us.
But god is always on the side of good I was told.
Oh really so in two world wars he was on the British side it had nothing to do with the multitude of commonwealth forces and the Americans joining in both wars to give us a vastly superior number of men and a massive increase in equipment and firepower. Also if we look at Northern Ireland who’s side was he on the Catholic or the Protestant. I’m sorry your arguments don’t stand up to scrutiny time and time again.
When I got the reply I expected that I would suffer for my lifestyle choices and being a non believer, It was time for me to remain polite and excuse myself from the situation. There was no point pushing my side of it any further as much as I could have sat there for hours telling them how I felt about there beloved religion, I would have been wasting my time.
So I paid my bill and left the cafe and hopefully I wont bump into them again as they try to convert the many who live a liberated life style here in Gran Canaria.
Please feel free to comment or leave your own opinion Thank you.