She is a devout Jehovah's Witness and me...well.... I am... lets just say that I'm not into any religion. As the regular
See..she does not like the fact that I am back in the Army. She understood why I joined after highschool...She was very upset when I was sent off to Bosnia..She damn near died when I was sent to the desert...and she was doing cart wells in the street when I got out. Well now that I am back in, she is tripping again. I did not tell her I was going back in until after I had done it and she hasn't gotten over that yet. I have been back in 4 years now.
Well we started talking about the wars and whats going on in the world and she said that God does not like "unrighteous" wars.
I asked her to explain to me exactly what constitutes a "righteous" war.
She babbled on about how God only favors wars that are fought in his name.
So I told her that every war is fought in God's name. Christians and Muslims have been fighting each other in Gods name since... well ever since.
I asked her what makes her God a "real" God. She babbled on in bullshit ass Bible? talk for about 10 minutes. Until I stopped her and told her (very respectfully of course) That what she was talking was that pure baby back bullshit.
I told her that War is wrong no matter whose name it is fought in, But sometimes War is necessary. I told her her that what she said about Islam constitutes as hate speech and that it goes against everything that Jesus told her in her Bible. I told her that in the Old Testament... (you know the part of the Bible that most Christians forget exists unless they are having a conversation about Gay people going to hell)....that God ordered the deaths of thousands of people...men, women and children...for no other reason than he disagreed with how they were living. I told her (very respectfully of course) that all this was done in his name. I asked her if that were to happen today, (which according to the "rapture" believers is going to happen again...soon) if she would consider that "righteous."
Well that's when I cut it off and told her (very respectfully of course) that I was through talking about God and religion to her because it was like talking to a 3 year old child. She didn't like that..but when we hung up with each other, we both said our "I love you's..and I will talk to you in a couple of days."
This is why I cannot stand man-made religion. Everybody else is wrong but you. Your way is the only and right way. Everybody else is just wrong ass wrong.
That is so fucking close minded and backwards to me.Even if the woman I was talking to gave birth to me and raised me to think how I think now.