So my I'm sitting in chemistry class with nothing to do. We were discussing Angilina Jolie being an atheist, and that led to Tom Cruise and Scientology.
My freind I was talking to thought this was a belief in Evoution, so I explained to him the basics of what it was, and ended with a comment about how it was completley nonsence, and wasnt even backed up by scientific evidence like my own personal religion.
this led to questions on what i believed, and as I explained, the whole classroom became intrigued, and everyone was asking me questions.
I hadnt been prepared for this, seeing as how I just got the FSM bible today, and this happened yesterday.
So i'm explaining my best (Read all the info i could on wikipedia and here, so i knew a lot of stuff already) and there was one girl, who had before mentioned hating anyone who even watched south park just because it made fun of god (although that cant be entirely true cause we chat on msn occasionally, her knowing i watch it.)
Anyhow she starts getting pissed when i said that i deidnt believe in her christian god.
now i live in the bible belt, so i'm careful about this stuff, making sure not to ever disrespect anothers religion without right cause.
she is getting mad and saying stuff, but the class supported me and kept saying things like, how its ok for me to believe whatever I want.
but she gets angry, and says, not for me, I'm gonna kick his ass.
but i tried to ignore her, seeing as potential-pastafarians were still asking me questions.
finally out of nowhere she looks at me, and with a very unfriendly voice shouts " Your fucking retarded, and anyone who believes in the flying spaghetti monster is fucking retarded!"
well, needless to say, this offended me, to insult my god for no reason, to belittle my beliefs and me as a person.
I was mad.
I hate being disrespected above all other things.
so I turn to her. I look her dead in the eyes and do the traditional comeback for things like that, I reversed it on her.
So I say in a firm, but not shouting voice " Your retarded, and anyone who believes in Jesus is retarded."
she pushes her table away, jumps up, and comes at me, angry, needles to say i was kinda worried i was about to be attacked, I really didnt want to get hurt over something so stupid.
she fucking runs right up to me, but thank FSM the teacher grabbed her jsut then, and instructed her to sit down, and end all religious discussion.
I explained that, If you respect my beliefs and my god, I'll respect your beliefs and your god.
the class supported me again. students saying things like before, about how they believe in FSM, but I should still have the right to believe what I want.
I converted a girl. I gave her a pamplet and when i told her i hadnt really had the chance to let a lot of ppl know of FSM's noodley appendages, she said when she got done everyone would know.
so all in all, a good day.
all though, i now dread a lot of my year book sigs mentioning the topic of FSM. :P