Say guys, this question has been bothering me a lot lately. I recently really, really came out of my anti-social and shy shell and am slowly doing away with my depression but I’m always scared that because of my conservative views on Catholic values (as in, I’m against same sex marriage, abortion and a strong believer in outside the Church there is no salvation) I may get no friends. I don’t want to change my values because other people are simply bothered by them.
Now note this: I haven;t met with anyone and actually discussed religion butif the topic does come up, what should I do? If I do talk to someone on such topics on the internet, I try to be respectful and give straight and to the point answers but sometimes, I find it really hard to keep my calm. Recently, a engaged in a debate with an atheist woman who was always repeating the same arguments and always insulting me, calling me disgusting for beleiving in my ‘disgusting’ religion and even said I should not have kids:mad:. I basically told her to screw off and leave me alone and blocked her. To be honest, with all respect to normal atheists, I find that alot of people who are fans of you tube atheists are really, really mean spirited and anti-christian. I’m not saying that all atheists are like that, I’m saying that on you tube, I’ve met very, very few decent ones.
A worse example that really makes me angry is one where I engaged in a debate with an atheist who had his own small channel. I never said anything rude to him nor was it ehated until he told me I need to learn a lesson and that he will not stop until I do. That got me really angry and told him to stop pretending that he can read me as if he’s my father. Some months later, I find that he actually made a video dedicated to refuting my comments on you tube and I commented on it, saying to leave me alone and that I’m not even going to waste my time watching it. He sarted saying the same old rubbish and how I was a fool for ‘caring’ about such a video (I called him a manic obsessive **** for taking this thing so far and trying to change me). I blocked him after that and even reported him. I don’t want anyone to be obsessed with me or to harass me as I already had another bully constantly commenting to every comment no matter how small it was that I wrote. To make it worse, get this, someone actually asked me what I think about anal sex on his video. I told him that that question came out of nowhere and I refuse to answer it. Cue the channel owner taking it as if I was manic obssessed about his channel. Of course, I didn’t respond to his comment to stop any harassment.
It’s things like this that get me down sometimes and I feel bad that someone has such a stupid grudge against me. Has such a thing ever happened to you guys? What advice would you give? I don’t care about what bullies think of me because I have my own life to live and unlike the people on these forums, they never gave me good advice.