In life, people have different beliefs and opinions that shape their behavior. Sometimes, it can be challenging to accept and respect them, especially when they affect others negatively. That’s what happened when this woman asked Reddit if she was wrong for calling out her friend’s beliefs in front of everyone. Here’s the full story.
A New Friend
The Original Poster (OP) shared that a new friend named Danica joined their group. Danica works with another one of OP’s friends, but they all get along just fine.
Their Group Is Queer
OP said that the entire friend group is gay. She also pointed out that many queer people in their early to mid-20s value astrology.
She Grew up in a Christian Home
OP grew up in a very Christian home, but later denounced her religion and is now an atheist later.
She Doesn’t Like to Judge People
OP says she’s not interested in finding ways to criticize people based on their faith or beliefs.
She Hates Astrology
OP says she doesn’t participate when the group asks her big three signs or does astrological memes since OP doesn’t even feel comfortable doing it “for fun.”
The group knows OP’s birth sign as they know her birthday, so she has no control over that and she does not care when they send her memes based on her birth sign.
Plus, OP says she does not participate when the topic of astrology comes up in the group chat and she waits to chat until the topic dies out.
Her New Friend Is Into Astrology
However, her new friend Danica truly believes in it, and she is quite defensive about it, unlike everyone else who just does it for fun or as a joke.
Her Friend Started to Criticize Her Dates
Things started to become problematic when Danica started to criticize OP’s dating matches based on their star signs, to the point that OP stopped sharing screenshots of their profiles.
OP is now going through some really difficult late-bloomer dating.
She Asked Her Friend to Stop It
OP asked to Danica to stop making such comments as it makes her feel very uncomfortable.
As a result, she significantly reduced her astrology-related comments toward OP, but she has continued to sneak in some questionable remarks about OP’s dating matches.
Things Became Worse
Things took a turn when Danica was chatting in the group chat about looking for a new roommate.
She had recently turned someone down who was excellent but had the “wrong” sign, and OP just couldn’t hold it in anymore.
She Let It Burst Out
OP sent a message to the group saying to Danica that it was absolutely terrible for her to reject someone based on a star sign and that she was taking astrology way too far.
She Got Angry
But Danica was being very arrogant about how she deserved to feel comfortable in her home and set boundaries for who gets to be a major part of her life.
Danica was really upset by OP’s comment and she replied, “Oh, I didn’t realize we were now judging people for their beliefs?”
She Said Her Beliefs Suck
OP responded, “Well, your beliefs suck. People should not be treated differently according to their horoscope; it is unethical and beyond their control.
As a reply, Danica went on to say, “There’s actually way more to it than that.”
Drama in the Group Chat
The situation escalated, and there was drama in the group, with friends taking sides.
However, the majority said that OP should have stayed in her lane because Danica’s actions were not directed toward her and that OP should apologize.
However, OP was not willing to apologize and would be happy if she never talked to Danica again.
Is She Using Superstition to Make Judgements?
OP asked Redditors whether she was wrong for what she did. Hundreds of comments poured in saying that OP was not wrong.
One Redditor pointed out that OP’s friend is using her superstitions to judge people and reject them for housing, and it’s genuinely terrible.
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