An exercise in creative writing

Remember this:

What do you think you atheists are doing???
You most certainly are “inflicting your views” about abortion, homosexuality, feminism, and every other form of evil your kind worships! You are such hypocrites, but you don’t even see the forest through the trees! You are against Christians teaching our kids our beliefs, yet you want to cram every unGodly evil belief down the throats of everyone???
You are so blinded by the feminist agenda that you wouldn’t know the truth about Christianity if it was in front of your face. The Only thing about the Christian religion you GUYS want to see is the lies & twisted facts that suppress the TRUTH of how much of a POSITIVE influence it has had on Society!!! You go ahead and believe the lies, you will see the truth one day! I pray for you, because you might not be such a bad guy, but you are certainly deceived by the forces of darkness & evil!!! Feminists like you will most likely grow old and be alone, miserable, & lonely. Because you killed your own children in abortion mills, and no guy in his right mind will want an old, shriveled up woman like you….But hey, Congratulations, You are independant…….Please repent of your evil ways! (OK, blast away, I can almost predict your response. It will NOT be original, it will be the same old stuff….Have a nice life…….

Here we have an attempt at a response in like vein. Any good?

And, what might I ask, do you think you fundamental, evangelical Christians are doing??? No, not just you, ALL Christians???

You have no concept of equal rights and how to treat everyone with respect regardless of gender, sexual orientation, personal and political viewpoints, and certainly not religious ones, or lack thereof.

You Christians want to teach that YOUR god created the world because you are so convinced your evil, malicious and harmful beliefs are right!!! You want to indoctrinate innocent children with your pernicious, harmful, discriminatory beliefs!!! You pick on adults who are suffering due to tragic personal circumstances and convert them to your hideous warped view of the world!!!

That’s before I’ve even got into the child abuse and rape!!! I know the Catholic Church is most famous for that, but there’s been the odd sleazy Protestant too. Shall I start on racism??? Dates back to Luther doesn’t it???

You Christians want to make decisions for me as a woman about my body, and for LGBT people about theirs AND THEIR CIVIL RIGHTS, based upon your farcical beliefs in a book of myths!!! Yes!!! A book of MYTHS. Fairy tales. Seriously, who in their right minds believes stories like that???

The auto-da-fé, the crusades, the forced conversion to Christianity by colonial countries??? The killing of natives as sport by Christian countries??? All carried out in the name of your loving god. You are telling ME to wake up and see the truth??? Looks pretty bad to me.

You Christians, along with those other patriarchal brethren of yours, the Jews and the Muslims, are responsible, yes, RESPONSIBLE, for the sexist, misogynist society we have today!!! That’s why women are still deemed as chattels to be passed from one man to another.

I only hope you wake up one day before it’s too late and enjoy the rest of your life here on earth because there ain’t no everlasting paradise, sunshine. Dust to dust, and ashes to ashes. No resurrection for us mortals.

As for you, you are just a fat balding old git with an extremely unattractive overgrown beard. I dread to think what’s nesting in there. Do you honestly think any woman would find you remotely attractive? And that’s before you even open your mouth. I bet it’s a good thing you’ve spent a life at sea, your wife/wives must have been glad to see the back of you.

Because, on first acquaintance I would say you don’t score highly in the personal charm stakes in any respect…

And, I will. Thank you. It’s been good so far. This unwanted old shriveled up woman will be celebrating her 30th wedding anniversary this year……

Kind regards


PS I am NOT a guy.

The question is, had I posted this, rather than my original response, would I have been banned from the original site? One law for Christians, one for the rest of us.

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I write about my life as an English person living in Spain and Gibraltar, on Roughseas, subjects range from politics and current developments in Gib to book reviews, cooking and getting on with life. My views and thoughts on a variety of topics - depending on my mood of the day - can be found over on Clouds. A few pix are over on Everypic - although it is not a photoblog. And of course my dog had his own blog, but most of you knew that anyway. Pippadogblog etc
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50 Responses to An exercise in creative writing

  1. Excellent. A true stand-off. We all know where I land on these issues, but you presented these opposing views quite well, I think.


    • Thank you Sally. I don’t know if you read my actual response on the preceding post.

      However, I was minded to think what a reply would look like in the same style. Nothing I would have written in a million years, I should quickly add.

      I thought it would be an interesting exercise to try and enter into a similar mindset, write in the same way, and then add personal abuse. And then I had to go back and triplicate ! and ?

      It’s an exercise, but it’s also real, which is the depressing aspect.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Arkenaten says:

    You Christians

    Lose the ‘You’

    how to treat everyone

    In context, anyone sounds better.


    Italics, fine. All caps. No. Makes you sound/come across like him ( even if you are trying to mirror, better if you stay ‘you’. For this reason lose the extra question marks and apostrophes ).

    there ain’t no everlasting paradise, sunshine.

    Did you intend ‘sunshine’ as a pronoun. If so … capitalize the s.

    anniversary this year……

    Too many ellipses. Be consistent.

    I am NOT a guy.

    Again with the caps.Italics, fine.

    There we go. How did I do? 🙂
    Oh, and banned you would be. Toot Sweet.


  3. This is a great reply. I wish you would have posted it. Definitely something to consider if he rears his head again.

    Also, I would have have included something about his family tree going in a straight line.


    • Arkenaten says:

      Or rather all the banana eating simians among its branches.

      Liked by 1 person

    • But isn’t that what he was asking for? He wouldn’t have realised the, er, irony?

      Family trees weren’t mentioned. I was merely replying like for like.

      Liked by 1 person

      • I don’t think this person would have realized much of anything, considering how sweeping his comments were. Others might have picked up on the irony. At least that’s why I’d post something like this. And the comment about the family tree is just something silly, but really it could fit. If you take his insult as, “Broad assumption that has no basis in reality,” then ,anything you hurl at him is within bounds and arguably appropriate. But really it’s your decision; what you chose is quite informative for your appointed task.


        • I think not either.
          But I doubt others would have picked up. Oh, no, very blessed no.
          You know more about me when it comes to the religion.
          I have asked the blog host about his opinion of this supposed answer. I’m waiting for his reply. Sd, obviously the original commenter, has gone to sea. Or somewhere …

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  4. makagutu says:

    This response would have got you banned. The christians on that post would have had for their morning meal or dinner whichever comes first.


  5. EllaDee says:

    A beneficial creative writing exercise… sort of like a letter you write but don’t send but in this case why not post it, it’s a free* world and it’s your blog… because I did wonder if the words ‘same old stuff’ might be a Freudian slip hinting of cut & paste, or the comment you’re responding to might at least be something that’s been expressed before that lacks energy as a result. Repeating myself drives me mad… but some don’t mind. Unlike both of your responses, it certainly isn’t original except for the questionable substitution of… ‘forest through the trees…’ for the usual.
    Although the reality and application of free* is somewhat debatable. So debatable that I’m pleased I don’t have to agree with everyone because in some circumstances it’s not the case, application of laws & beliefs doesn’t make any sense at all. But anyway… what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.


    • Yeah, it was like that. I think he went off on a tangent at me, but he’s written similar crass blog posts that I haven’t bothered to quote from. Yet. I noticed forest through the trees too. Most imaginative!

      Most definitely not a free world. I wish.


  6. EllaDee says:

    Oh! my comment jumped the queue into the wrong spot. It’s just above, in the middle of a conversation… apologies.


  7. Oh, late to the party I had to go back and read to catch up. What a rollicking fun time. Best I avoid some of those sites – couldn’t help poking the ant bed just for fun. (My mother always dreaded when I opened my mouth in church discussions)


  8. Sonel says:

    Wow! Makes me so glad I am not a christian. Well said Kate! I love it! 😀


  9. disperser says:

    I always let things rip . . . Sure, I used to get my comments removed, but that usually gets noticed. And someone did read it.

    Plus, I have no illusion about ever changing anyone’s mind (the only reason one might have for wanting to keep in their good graces). In forty years and countless discussions, I’ve never seen even a hint of anyone entrenched in their beliefs allowing the possibility they might be wrong.

    So, yeah . . . let them have it. Personally, I inject a bit more humor and derision; I want to make sure they know I am ridiculing them and their beliefs. Otherwise, why get involved?


    • They are so thick and indoctrinated I doubt they would recognise it. So it’s easier to go for understated in an actual response, or entertain myself and a few others on here with an attempt to write in like illiterate vein. Because I would never WRITE in all CAPS!!! for NO good REASON!!!

      I’ve had people say they’ve changed their minds. OK maybe small things and not barking beliefs, but something is better than nothing.

      I had a comment remove today/yesterday. Someone had accused me of being naive. I read some religious psycho-babble about repenting, holy spirits entering, and said: ‘ and you call me naive?’ Not there this morning 😦


    • disperser says:

      Hence my reluctance to involve myself . . . the same reason I don’t go door-to-door; I don’t like doors slammed in my face.


      • There’s a perverse satisfaction in wasting time to prove someone’s hypocrisy and deceit that you knew was there in the first place. It also provides a much-needed break from a bout of intense editing too.

        No one looks for rejection. Matters little when it’s from people who don’t value though.


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