counter your protest of, “No thanks — I’ve never had any luck with religion or churches; everyone there is always arrogant and hypocritical to me, and expects too much of me.” Uh-huh… **sure** they are — believe that, and they’ll tell ya another one — plus they’ve probably also got some swampland in Florida to sell you. 😛
My religion’s not like the others
The bu**s**t statement that pushy/self-righteous Bible-thumpers — no matter what denomination — hastily tell you in an attempt to reassuringly
Disgusted teenager: I had a recently “converted” zealot from a local religious group tell me that, “Oh, you’ll love us, trust me — my religion’s not like the others that you’ve had negative experiences with! OUR God is the True God, and He will treat you much better!” Yeah, right — and the KKK claims to actually a virtuous people-respecting organization as a whole — “it was just a few radical extremist splinter-groups that were violent, and gave the whole organization a bad name”! It’s what they ALL say… just about EVERY group or organization enthusiastically claims to be “different” and “much better than the others”, when in reality most of them are just about the same in terms of how they treat you or how they behave.