posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 10:15 AM
I grew up in a small town of less the 5000 people, in this town we had 9 churches and one temple. It was the kind of town where everyone went to pay
respects to there gods 2-3 times a week.
My family was one of the handful of families that was not religious, my father was an atheist and my mother is agnostic. Our parents made a point of
never forceing their beliefs on us.
One day when I was About 8 or 9 my aunty convinced my mom to let her take my brothers and I to church. I had no concept of religion before then other
then heaven and hell, so it was a huge learning curve.
The very first time I went to church I was put into a bible study class right away. The very first lesson was about adam and eve.... The lady
conducting the study was telling us about how god made eve out of one of adams ribs. I remember standing straight up and asking how is that possible?
How can a woman be made from his rib thats impossible! Every child and adult went quiet as the teacher went on to give me the whole god made
everything speach. I wasnt having it, so I asked what proof there was proving her theory.. she said that it is in the bible. I asked her who wrote the
bible, she couldnt say. At this time my aunty was telling me to sit down and be quiet. So I sat down and waited it out.
When I got home I had a conversation with my dad. I told him about how I questioned the teacher and her reactions, I told how I felt uncomfortable
being there. He told me to stick it out for 2 more weeks to at least give it a shoot for my aunts sake. So thats what I did. In that 2 weeks I read
the bible (it was a rainy 2 weeks and it was summer time so I had lots of time to read), I read the part about how gays were to be stoned to death. My
uncle was gay and that made me mad. I could not believe that some one would kill another person because of that. I also learned about the ten
comandments. So on that last day, the pastor came down to bible study to see how we were making out with our studies.
(before I continue I should give you some information on the pastor. I was friends with his son and I often played at their house. A year before this
incident the pastor was known to get drunk and beat his wife and son. I was also at his house when his wife found out he was cheating on her)
So the pastor went to the front of the class and introduced himself and asked if anyone had questions. I immediately stood up and asked the same
questions I had asked 2 weeks prior, sadly I got the same answers. I then asked why would god want people to kill gays even after the bible has said
love thy neighbour.. He said "gays are not like us, they have damned themselves to hell for not being the way god had originaly intended". I got
really pissed off and said "should I go kill my uncle for being gay?" the past answered back with "no murder is a sin, if you commit murder you
will go to hell".
I was extremely confused because he said it was ok to stone gays to death but if I do I would go to hell.
At this point I did not care anymore, so I made a big move and said this " If god created the ten commandments as rules for us to live by, then why
do you cheat on your wife?"
He went silent, after a short pause he started to speak, I cut him off and asked " why do you beat your wife and son when the bible says love thy
Well I have never seen a pastor get that upset, he told me to stand in the corner, I refused to until he answered my questions. This only made him
mader. He came over and grabbed me by the ear and went to take me to the corner. As soon as he grabbed my ear I hit him as Hard As I could where the
sun dont shine and ran out of the church.
That was almost 20 years ago. Sense then I have become an atheist. I see no reason to be religious as religion spawns hatred, fear, wars, biggotry
ect. Also hearing about all these preists and nuns molesting children growing up just made me sick to my stomach... how could a man/woman of god treat
a child like that? My god parents (lol) were native and they made a point to teach me about residential schools. They regularly witnessed priests and
nuns hitting children, starving them, throwing them down multiple flights of stairs, locking them outside in the winter time with no clothes, breaking
kids bones, raping children, whipping children and even killing children.... After learning that how could you support the church?