if someone you love calls you an idiot, it hurts whether or not you "hold your beliefs sufficiently," or at least, that's been my experience. and, in fact, I've had both atheists and theists insult my personal beliefs, and, yes, how much it hurt depended on how much respect I'd previously had for the person. in fact, I still haven't told my mother about my change in religion (now going on ten years old), because I'm wary of how she'll react.
Originally Posted by GOURDHEAD
"Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"
"You can't erase icing."
"I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"