I'm not really sure what this will be about nor am I concerned. This last weekend started pretty good but went down hill later. I am half owner of a boat and we were trying to get this hose hooked up but couldn't ever get the snap ring into place. A few phone calls later we found it will cost between 150-350 dollars to fix it. I figure we will end up doing it our selves but that will take time since we all work and not well versed in boat mechanics.
I have been reading a lot of blogs and find many of them helpful in being able to defend myself from the more religious of people. I don't know if it is good or not that I haven't had any real contact with someone I would say is to extreme in religion. The last person I had any contact with quit talking with me about religion because I always questioned his beliefs. He was probably the third or fourth person in the last 5 years that has told me I ask to many questions. I don't feel I ask enough and that I should be doing more asking. What causes people to think there are questions you shouldn't ask of them?
I think it is fear that causes people to avoid being around others that question their beliefs. There are times I get frustrated at the many questions people ask on other blogs but I don't run from them. I answer the ones I can and if it is an interesting question I will research it to find an answer. I do at times not respond to questions but those are ones that have been asked several times and answers have been given. It isn't my problem that the answer is what they want. If they really want an answer they should find it on their own until they are sure they have the correct one. That doesn't mean that they have the correct answer but one they can live with.
Should I be more forgiving to people who are christian? There is a post on http://www.atheistrev.com/2009/06/keeping-your-cool-when-confronted-by.html which will lead you to a story at rational moms website. I left a comment on it but have been thinking some about this. I am leaning more to the being left forgiving. Why should I be nice to someone who has no respect for me or my views. Someone that thinks they can impose on me because of their beliefs only deserves as much respect as they are showing me. I am lucky really, I haven't been confronted lately so it is kind of mute at this time.