Anna

  • Anna replied to the topic Losing Friends to Religion in the forum Atheism 1 month ago

    true and very sad.

    Also, a thought just occurred to me. If she became a radical muslim/orthodox/you name the religion or cult, instead of a radical christian I am sure that everybody would rush to save her. They would talk to her, try to free her from this dangerous religion/cult. They would recognize the symptoms of separation form family and…[Read more]

  • Anna replied to the topic Losing Friends to Religion in the forum Atheism 1 month ago

    @Reg, I agree with you. Religions are so divisive. Instead of bringing people closer to each other, especially if somebody is helping you, they will only create imaginary boundaries and divide people in the fastest and meanest way possible: we and THEM. So sad really.

  • Anna replied to the topic Losing Friends to Religion in the forum Atheism 1 month ago

    @Davis I agree, she sounds very toxic but she was never like that. She was always the most kind and empathic person I have ever known. She stood for others even when we were kids. She was THE kid who always stood up against bullies to protect their victims. It tells a lot about a person if she is able to do that at the age of 8! And now she became…[Read more]

  • Anna replied to the topic Losing Friends to Religion in the forum Atheism 1 month, 1 week ago

    @Davis @Glen Thank you so much for that.

    She actually told me that she rejects the good part of the Bible as well as the Catholic Church (especially the present Pope for being too SOFT and not representing the true believers, “true” meaning radical). She just chooses to read the New Testament. Classic case of cherry picking. There were so many i…[Read more]

  • Anna replied to the topic Losing Friends to Religion in the forum Atheism 1 month, 1 week ago

    @Simon, so what to do then? I would like to help her, I am almost sure that she is unwell but every intent of contact from my part was rejected. Should I just let it go? I don’t want to be negligent of her needs.

  • Anna replied to the topic Losing Friends to Religion in the forum Atheism 1 month, 1 week ago

    @Dang This is so low! How could he laugh at your weight? It must hurt a lot to realize that he probably wanted to hurt you. I am so sorry about that. It is absolutely unfair.

  • Anna replied to the topic Losing Friends to Religion in the forum Atheism 1 month, 1 week ago

    @Simon. Yes that is exactly what I thought.

    She was always feeling isolated living abroad (she still does not speak the language very well although she spent 10+ years there) and additionally she lost two very close familiars in one single year. I was trying to be there for her, calling frequently, asking how she was feeling etc. I couldn’t be…[Read more]

  • Anna replied to the topic Losing Friends to Religion in the forum Atheism 1 month, 1 week ago

    Thank you Strega,

    I will use paragraph breaks next time, I promise! Also, english is not my mother tongue so sorry for all the errors.

    What should I do then? I really miss her but it seems that she doesn’t want to deal with me. Should I just let a lifetime-long friendship to go away?

  • Anna replied to the topic Losing Friends to Religion in the forum Atheism 1 month, 1 week ago

    Something like this happened to me recently. My all time best friend stopped talking to me after converting to hardcore catholicism (hardcore meaning she now believes Earth is 6k years old and evolution is a scam invented by scientists against the word of the Lord). We became best friends in primary school when we were both 7 years old. We are in…[Read more]

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