Epic Battle: Christian vs Atheist
I didn’t want to make any enemies at work. Until today that was largely avoided.
However, my supervisor (who is 12 years older than me), decided to call me an Atheist with a derogatory aim and brought it up countless times today. I repeatedly laughed at it, and sometimes bit back by calling him a “delusional Christian” to counteract him.
During some routine work, he tried to tell me exactly what to do and how to do it, and I refuted it by telling him I was just fine doing it my own way. And he said, “that’s the problem with you atheists. You think too much, and if I’m telling you to do something, you do it.” I couldn’t help but burst out with laughter, and once again snap back and say, “yeah, because Christians are so renowned for their higher thinking.” And he said, “I don’t have to just think I ‘know,’ and I think, and I have faith. You can’t do that as an atheist.” To which I said, “no, you have ‘faith.’ You don’t know anything, but you do think you do.”
He began to get very angry with me, claiming he follows a book written by God so he knows he isn’t wrong. I told him Harry Potter was a book too, so perhaps he should start believing in wizards. He then said that Rowlings isn’t a prophet, so therefore her books couldn’t be followed. And I told him if she claimed to be a prophet, perhaps then he’d devote his life to fairy tales. He began to go into false prophets, and I asked him how he knew they weren’t all false prophets. All he said then was, “man, I hate atheists. I’m going atheist bashing today.”
I simply said, “by all means, bring it on.” A co-worker overheard, and he said “<supervisor’s name> you do realize you’re discriminating Andy for being atheist?” And my supervisor said, “it’s about time Christians rise up, we’ve been discriminated and attacked throughout our existence.” And I said, “oh? Just like Galileo and the Salem witch trials, and the Crusades, right? You know, Christians killing people for doubting in your god?” He got very angry again, and just said “no, those were bad Christians. You can’t condemn all Christians for a few of them committing murder.” And I reminded him that religion ruled over everything for centuries, and Christianity infested world leaders and general thinking.
Again, all he could say is that he hates atheists, and here is where my anger finally broke free instead of just laughing at his pathetic attempts to spread his delusion as true knowledge. “If you’re atheist, you’re probably just ‘a gay.’”
I paused in shock for a while and stopped everything I was doing and just glared at him. “So what if I was,” I said through gritted teeth. “‘Gays’ as you so delicately call them are real, and your god is not. I’ll mock something that doesn’t exist as hard as I can, especially if it causes people like you to have twisted, brainwashed hatred towards an entire group of people.”
“So you actually support gays?” he asked in shock. My anger just exploded, and at first I told him to walk away before I said something that got me fired, but he said “you should be trying to save their souls, not support them.” And I finally had to say, “walk away. Walk away, now. I’m not getting fired over a delusional, brainwashed, ignorant Christian.”
So much more was said but I’m a little too riled up to write as coherently as I would like, so for now I’ll leave it. But yes, I’m back to really hating Christianity (as opposed to being somewhat passively against it) and I’m wearing my inverted cross outside of my shirt at work from now on, even though we’re not allowed to wear anything that dangles.