posted on Feb, 26 2015 @ 09:59 AM
originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: nullafides
Really a waste of time?.
Made quite a few abandon their religion over the years...they just need to wake up and be shown for what it is.
"they just need"
I thoroughly disagree, and I'm ok with that
What I am about to say is NOT meant to say "oh, you're wrong!" but rather to try and give you a
bit of how I look at it.
The ex who shall henceforth be known as "The Banshee of North England" was raised Roman Catholic, as is common in the UK if you're not Church of E.
When she moved in after coming over from the UK, she brought crucifixes.
LOTS OF THEM.
Having been raised in a home where religion was absent, this wigged me out. Not in the "Get that SH&T out of here!" manner, but rather in the
"holy crap it's WATCHING ME". My eyes were constantly drawn towards it. Once that finally subsided, a few months later, I realized that she had
something I didn't. She had that little extra comfort blanket she could pull on top of her at night. Her faith gave her that comfort.
This is something I have never had. I've found myself at times jealous, knowing that I couldn't have that blanket to pull up around myself. There
are times that I wish I could have it today.
Personally speaking, I am not about to yank that blanket off of anyone. If they find that faith, good. There's as much of a reason that I do NOT
have it that they do. It's the natural breakdown of things.
Truthfully, messages like those from the OP make me think two things...
A) How much life experience has this person had? How empathetic are they? Do they have a good understanding of how to leverage their obvious
intelligence with their own innate empathy?
B) It makes me wonder if they themself are 100% secure in their own thoughts, beliefs, or are for some reason questioning their own llack of faith.
This is NOT
a wrong / right scenario. This is not a WIN / LOSE