I found this encounter to be humorous, so I thought I would share. This morning, I was alerted that I had a new follower on Twitter. Naturally, I was curious as to who this person was. Apparently this "Mike Cleveland" (http://twitter.com/mikejody
) takes it upon himself to seek out non believers and attempt to convert them. I was, for the most part, civil until it proved inadequate in shooing him away. Anyway... I tried to format this for easier reading.Me
: I'm a bit confused as to why a sheep like @MikeJody is following me.[They do say the lord is their shephard...]Mike
: Just for fun, I guess; and to see if maybe you might be open to the truth and eternal life in Jesus.Me
: I dont invest faith in fairy tale. My faith is reserved for the one true God known as Me, Myself, and I. An unholy trinity, per se.Mike
: Check and see how good of a "savior" you, yourself, and you are, when it comes time to die. Hmmm...who believes a fairy tale again?[I didn't realize I needed saving. ] Me
: Haha. You're humorous. You allude to an afterlife as if you have scientific evidence to support your belief in it. Carry on, sheep.[Note: I said "afterlife", not "Jesus".]Mike
: More real evidence that Jesus lived, died and rose again than Abe Lincoln ever lived. You do believe history don't you?[Yet he changes subjects.]Me
: Please present your evidence, as the bible is not "history". And you do realize how futile it is to convert a Satanist, don't you?[A simple request and a fair warning.]Mike
: Evidence is in historical literature (as well as the Bible), which anyone can find easily. It's easy for God to convert a Satanist.[Notice he doesn't actually offer any of this evidence.]Me
: If a Satanist was deceived into being converted by God, they were never a Satanist to begin with (in my opinion). I should mention that I am not a representative of the Church of Satan
and anything I say is of my own views and opinions.Mike
: "A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly, the Word grew in power." Love it! Easy! Yes, I understand your saying about "once a Satanist, always a Satanist", but remember God has been converting unbelievers for years. And I would love to watch Him convert you, give you a hope and a future, and eternal life. Wow, how wonderful![Apparently, I have no hope or future.]Me
: How nice of you to belittle my achievements. I have "hope and a future". You don't have any idea as to what my life is like. And furthermore, I have been entirely civil with you despite your ignorance; but since you have insisted on insulting me, I say FUCK OFF, SHEEP. I will not waste my time conversing with a slave. Now... run along and spout your absurdities to someone else.[Temper, temper.]Mike
: Interesting how you must use profanity, rather than consider rationally what I have said. I won't stoop to calling you names. Your achievements will perish in the grave with you. Jesus' achievement on the cross lasts forever, and gives REAL hope and future.[OMGWTFBBQ?!]Me
: Rationally? What could you possibly know about rationality? You live your life according to a FAIRY TALE. And look at how you behave. You feel it necessary to seek out and harass people that do not believe the same as you. NEVER have I attempted to "convert" anyone. Believe what you want, but keep it to yourself.[A fair request, I would think.]Mike
: Why must you argue against your own freedom and life? Talk about insanity! Wow.[lulz]Me
: Freedom and life? Mans nature is to survive. Nothing more. You are the one denying your true carnal self. You're completely blind.[Perhaps I could have elaborated a bit more here.]Mike
: No sir, you live your life according to a fairy tale, refusing to believe historically verifiable truth. Your head is in the sand. Yes, I sought you out, hoping you would be receptive to gaining eternal life, but since you reject it, I will move on.[He never shared his "historically verifiable truth". And I was really hoping he would save my soul!]
Honestly, I was just waiting for him to say, "And all of this can be yours for only 3 easy payments of $19.95!"
It's one thing to have JWs and Mormons knocking on my door, but now my own little insignificant life on the interwebz? Sheesh.
A question, for the sake of conversation: How do you
go about handling people who attempt to witness to you?