I hate people like this....

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Rochester, New York
August 1, 2017 12:35pm CST
While sitting at the diner with my family there were a couple women sitting in the booth behind us. One woman was telling her two companions "Your not a real Christian if you don't go to church." One of her companions mentioned that she was a Christian and didn't go to church and the woman blurted out "Well then your not a real Christian, your a fake one." I wasn't sitting with them and even I got offended by that remark! The woman who had that remark directed at her shrugged it off and replied with "That is your opinion." The conversation was changed and the bitter judgmental woman acted as if the conversation never took place. If I were one of the two sitting with her I would have gotten up walked to another table. How would you have handled something like that?
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@MALUSE (43390)
• Uzbekistan
1 Aug 17
I'd have started an argument and shown her how idiotic her remark was.
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@msiduri (5743)
• United States
1 Aug 17
You probably would have given her a fine argument and wasted a lot of time. She wouldn't have heard it.
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@MALUSE (43390)
• Uzbekistan
1 Aug 17
@msiduri You may be right but I would feel better.
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• Rochester, New York
1 Aug 17
I wasn't actually part of that conversation so I said nothing to her, but gave her a dirty look as we were leaving.
@Corbin5 (115523)
• United States
1 Aug 17
I think the response "That is your opinion" would be the way I would handle that situation too. First of all, I do not need to defend my Christianity. I also do not want to waste time with someone who is not open-minded.
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• Rochester, New York
1 Aug 17
I agree with you. No one should have to defend their beliefs and nor should someone get told as to how to worship their God.
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@DianneN (84978)
• United States
2 Aug 17
I would have laughed and told her I was Jewish.
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@alberello75 (18630)
• Genova, Italy
1 Aug 17
Well, I could not intrude myself into business of somebody else
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• Rochester, New York
1 Aug 17
I said nothing to her at all because I wasn't part of the conversation.
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@alberello75 (18630)
• Genova, Italy
2 Aug 17
@LisaSteinmetz In fact, I would have done the same thing
@msiduri (5743)
• United States
1 Aug 17
I probably would have reacted the same way this person did, with the added point that I would have politely declined to speak to that person again. Who needs the drama and the finger wagging?
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• Rochester, New York
1 Aug 17
The friendship would have ended right then and there if that were me.
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@msiduri (5743)
• United States
2 Aug 17
@LisaSteinmetz I'm not a believer so I probably wouldn't have gotten into a conversation like this to begin with. We heathen don't have a heathen code. If we do, no one's told me, which is just as well because I wouldn't pay attention to it if they did. But how DARE a friend define someone else's belief? Lotta gall.
@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
1 Aug 17
I could care less about religion in general. I think it is a stupid subject. Especially when people are all around trying to have a good time. It always makes a moment nasty. So avoid religion as a topic and also politics. Heated arguments can spark as a result. And it's nobody's business where one goes to church or not. I hate those people who have the need to push their religion on someone or think they are superior because they are one religion or another.
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• Rochester, New York
1 Aug 17
I avoid those topics at family gatherings and at restaurants. They only cause animosity among everyone there.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
2 Aug 17
@LisaSteinmetz Exactly. I can't stand when people start those topics. Especially at holiday dinners.
@hereandthere (32753)
• Philippines
1 Aug 17
i'm glad the woman spoke up, and the other one let it drop. i guess she knew it could get worse if she pursued it.
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• Rochester, New York
1 Aug 17
True. I would have walked out and the friendship would have ended right then and there.
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@Courtlynn (55025)
• United States
1 Aug 17
I'm not religious but i probably would have said the same and if it continued instead of stop, like it did, then id walk away
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• Rochester, New York
1 Aug 17
I would have walked away if that were me.
@nanette64 (17934)
• Fairfield, Texas
2 Aug 17
I don't recall Christ having a building (church) @LisaSteinmetz . HE spoke on hillsides, along a lake, in people's homes, in the town square. If what that woman believed was true, then I guess when I go to bed and kneel down to have a chit-chat with GOD, it doesn't count.
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2 Aug 17
I laughed at the 'fake Christian' comment!!