LizJackson Posted October 13, 2018 Share Posted October 13, 2018 Okay, left "The Message"...the "TRUE MESSAGE! THE ONLY TRUE MESSAGE" as taught by the 20th Century prophet, in my early 20's. Became ALMOST an atheist... Then found my own path of Spiritualism & New Age malarkey, which has fulfilled me. I completely enjoy the belief "salad" I have made...much to the chagrin of my born again family. They believe I practice evil witchcraft... Little do they know! LOL But according to them, I'm "still saved, so don't worry"....they "claimed me" so I'm "still going to heaven"...because of Jesus... I've shocked them a couple times with the announcement that I don't believe in hell anyway... I believe in karma...and she's a BITCH! LOL They really love that stuff. I did finally find the nerve to tell them that praying in a restaurant is not only rude & obnoxious to those around them, but also goes against their bible that praying should be done IN PRIVATE, IN YOUR CLOSET. I got a head shake from my brothers & a smile & wink from my mom because "Jesus knows my heart".... And people wonder why I'm crazy. I told them I don't even believe in the same god they do because their god is angry & wrathful & punishes ppl. My mom even had the nerve to say that my SIL died from breast cancer & left 3 young children behind because she carried anger against my mom. W. T. F?!? So now at the age of 51, 28 years later, I'm finally dating a man who refuses to let me feel anything but equal to him, will stand up to my family in a heartbeat about the way they try to devalue me. My ex was brought up, although not religious, but with the belief that females are here to serve, thanks to his heritage. I'm bringing up my kids with my "salad" of beliefs, and a couple years of Buddhist morality from a monestary near us. We attended there just to hear teachings of kindness from someone besides myself. I'm on antidepressants & anti-anxiety meds. I fight with depression because I feel I cannot trust anyone... That I'm an island, but I don't WANT to be an island! I need to feel like I belong somewhere! Even after all these years, the backstabbing & judgement from "christians" has taught me a distrust of everyone. So glad I've found this forum... The "you might be an ex-christian" thing was cracking me up... And shaking my head at the same time. Thank you for this... Humor heals!! And so did the documentary movie "Religulous" by Bill Mahr, BTW. 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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