Any Attack On Christianity
Seen As Personal
Sigh! Cliff, reading your correspondence with Martha Nassauer was really depressing. I have to say I felt a twinge of empathy for her at that last message (the one about "all she was offering you was a hug").
Just as Evangelical Christianity pressures its followers, particularly women, to do, it was so pathetically obvious that she has subverted her own personality so completely into the mythical Christ. And any criticism of Christianity, no matter how mild and patient, is perceived as a personal attack on her.
I would be willing to bet a week's salary that she was in tears when she wrote that last one, because in my days as a "born-again," I used to feel exactly the same. It's such a degrading system ...
Christine Lehman :-)
Los Angeles, CA
(aka "Atheist Gal"
From: "Positive Atheism Magazine" <email@example.com>
To: "Christine Lehman"
Subject: Re: Martha Nassauer
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 12:23 AM
Yeah, I know what you mean. I still cherish the letter you wrote about my last rant.
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