Oh boy WHAT a question! I say that because I am VERY TEMPTED to share with thousands if not millions of people a personal story that most dudes would probably rather experience WATER BOARDING then share online "anonymously". If YOU or anyone else on here "MAKES" me share the story floating through my head now, that alone would be worth sharing on here! :D :D :D If I think of something "milder" I'll get back to this question as a comment. It is a strange phenomenon that as I think about this incident, and am actually GIVING THOUGHT to sharing such an embarrassing, pathetic tale, I can actually smile about it now, whereas, so many times since, it has haunted me in such a way that when the memory of it popped into my head unexpectedly, I physically shuddered.
I'm an atheist in a Catholic High School in the US... I have to put up with so much junk. Insults, jeers, illogical advice, etc.
What do I do about it though? I answer logically if they ask me a question or say something illogical, and if it is an insult I give them a chance to apologize for telling me to "suck the devil's d***". If they don't apologize, I either let it go and walk away, or I lose my temper and it may come to fisticuffs.
Depending on how charitable I'm feeling and how rude the person in question was, I might do anything from ignore them to telling them to take an extended perambulation on a jetty of insufficient length.
in my case,to my shame,it depended on the value I placed on the friendship.if I was close to the person,I went along. if it was a person that I wasn't feeling particularly close to,I just didn't. at that time in my life I didn't have the spine to say the reason I felt it was wrong,to either friends or people that were just acquaintances. I've made an effort to change that,but to say it without a holier than thou attitude.
Yes. Plenty of Christians have told me I am stupid, or that they will pray for me, because I don't believe Jesus was the messiah. Depending on how they stated it, my response is usually along the lines of p**s off