Bitter and Twisted

So it is said that I hate God, I may be bitter and twisted and have a monkey on my back driving me to my death. All of this because I refuse to give credit to God for my achievements. I have written about a non belief in Gods, What Atheism is and much more in previous articles.

The other day I was told to keep religion out of my business because it will lead to suffering. Well duh.. I have never discussed religion, pro or con, with my clients. I am much brighter than that, When someone wants to pray about something, I let them. Your religion does not change the colour of your money and truthfully I need the money in order to buy food, petrol and the odd luxury.

The fact is that others bring religion into business and I have a decades old rule, When they pray I check where my wallet is, I ensure that we have a water tight contract under the law of the land and not on biblical principals. Facts are the the holier they pretend to be, the more likely they are to rob you blind. Why would I say this? Experience, In the early days of my being in business for myself I learned that, those people with the bible under the arm are the ones that know they will be forgiven on Sunday, Those people with the Bible under the arm are living under grace, so they don't need to be perfect, The preacher man will forgive them anything as long as they give willingly.

My experience with religion and business did not happen because I told all my clients I was Atheist. In fact it happened because they did not know and a nice fellow by the name of Colyn found out. In those days my blogging was separate from my business but I had more trust in mankinds ability to see the professional from personal and I did not blog anonymously. I feel like a fraud because I hide my real inner being from the public. Blogging anonymously is not a boon to my well being, It is not a joy to do, but absolutely essential because someone like Colyn, may just feel the need to find all my clients and tell them that I am a Godless Heathen, and am not to be trusted.

I learned my lesson and anonymity is now part of my life. You see I got a phone call from 3 people asking me if it were true that I was Atheist. Another 37 never said a word, They just took their business elsewhere. I think Colyn had a sudden influx of clients that would not do business with an evil Atheist. Until Colyn I thought my views were separated from my business, It turns out that you cannot have beliefs that are not mainstream and run a business in the Bible belt of SA.

Am I bitter about Colyn, I guess I may just be, He destroyed my business and it never recovered just because I did not believe in his fairytale. He is not the only Christian that I have had bad experiences with. There are the BMW driving, Bible thumping clients that never settled their bills and many many more.

I have started businesses and failed on a number of occasions, In fact I am probably imminently qualified to write a book on how not to do it, the mistakes not to make, I have made them all. Now let's talk about me hating God. I don't have any knowledge or proof of the existence of such a being. He has never gone out and done my quotes, my coding or shared my labour. I have not heard him give me any advice good or bad. He doesn't exist. Hating him would be as pointless a s hating the Easter Bunny, Spiderman and the Hulk.

Let's talk about me being bitter, no let's not because I wouldn't convince you either way. If you ever meet someone that knows me, ask them how bitter and twisted I am.

Colleen 2014/08/21 04:25:04 PM
Godless Heh...seems there's nothing like an anti-Christian commentary to bring out the rabid, teeth-bared Christian brigade armed to the hilt with every verbal assault at their disposal. Interesting that they respond with such caustic bitterness, while loudly objecting to you doing so.
Charms 2014/08/21 04:52:14 PM
I have also had very bad experiences with Christians. Sold out all my equipment and furniture to "big" Christian who was the "pillar" of our little town. In good faith my parents gave him all the stuff before he paid, needless to say I never got the money and just a lot of empty promises....wanted to sue as this incident put me in financial trouble, however, he disappeared ... a few years after I learned that he landed with is fat a&s in I did not feel too bad.
still faithless 2014/08/21 05:06:29 PM
Your godless heathenesssesses, It is a shame, a crying one, that we have to hide our enlightenment from our close minded nuckfuts in a proffesional environment. I am currently in a scenario where my co-mankies in a big corporate would have my faithless bum roasted at the spit for eating babies on Thursdays. They simply do not understand how tasty they are... Joking aside, it's a crying shame how the infected act in a professional environment, how they try and castrate my godless ass even though my faithlessness is generally not what I lead with or even touch on with client or co-workers. Massive groups of grown men and women saying with no shame in general meetings that the only way we will be successful is with jeebuz as our pointer and partner in crime/sales. My skills in ignorance seems to have deteriorated to the point where I constantly want to say something, yet realizing that it will only be to my own detriment. A crying baby shame...
Lardo Stander 2014/08/22 05:39:03 AM
"Display name: Godless Heathen About Me: Godless Heathen in Mpumalanga, My Identity is my business, The first time I came out the Godbots in my town destroyed my business, Sadly Money is important enough and essential for feeding and clothing my family that it is essential that I remain anonymouse (sic)." This is GH's profile info on MN24. Now, I had to read the comments twice because I could not believe my eyes the first time. Did all of you, co-atheists with GH, just 'out' him on this public forum?! Knowing that it was/is essential to him to remain anonymous? How very 'Christian' of all of you, stabbing a partner/person/co-athe in the back.... I will quote the fairly famous Bill Cosby photo-caption doing the rounds on FB: "You guys have to be a special kind of stupid!" Guy, if I were you, I would think it only fair to 'out' all other co-athes that commented here as well..