I applaud you. I also, enjoy cycling on the roads of JI. The patience of most of the drivers more than makes up for the impatience and anger of others.
Keep cycling and enjoy the fresh air.
There are so many really rude people out there and this is such a small thing. To begin with, as ericloz states, this is a "living language" and phrases change and evolve. I'm sure there were some phrases that were proper in your earlier years which were considered rude by your parent's generation. Besides, that person actually did something, and did it in a manner tat you felt the need to than them. And then your "thank you" was acknowledged!!!!
It sounds as if you are looking for things to conplain about. HOW RUDE!!! Stop nitpicking and look at the bright side of life.
Too bad for the drivers who think the road belongs to them. It belongs to all on wheels.
A year or 2 ago, I was biking on Calhoun St. and I was as close to the curb as possible. Granted, this was more to protect myself from the crazy drivers than it was to accommodate them. A well dressed woman in a rather expensive car yelled out her window "The road belongs to me" as she drove as close to me as possible without actually hitting me.
That typifies "southern politeness" and is the precise reason that, while I do bike on the side of the road, I no longer go out of my way to let cars pass by me.
If God is love as the person states to the reporter, than that love would extend to all.
Where is the respect that we need to coexist.
We are in the bible belt and christian messages are all over the place, and that includes billboards. If Christians want to be respected then it would behoove them to look at whether they give that respect to people with other beliefs or no belief at all.
Many Christians are horrified that there are countries that are predominately of another faith, but they would have our country act the same way with Christianity and silence others with different beliefs.
If the love of God is so strong then that love is stronger than a message that just states that there are people who don't believe.
Look within and ask if your judgment and intolerance is really a christian value. Where is your belief in God if a billboard with a statement of fact is so threatening to you?
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