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originally posted by: peppycat
a reply to: Profusion
as the good book states, be as children not meaning childish...children are supposed to be pure in thought and deed and not tempted by faults of parenting..IMHO
originally posted by: schuyler
A synonym for "woken up" is "having drunk the Kool Aid."
But I understand. When my wife and I married, there was no hint at all that she was the least bit religious. She had grown up Anglican and her parents were devout, but she made her share of derrogotary comments against organized religion and I thought we were on the same page religion-wise. I had always been a near-atheist and as far as kids were concerned, I was completely against sending them to church and all that propaganda.
Then we had a kid.
Then her father died.
And everything changed.
So when the kid was two or three she decided to dress up the kid and go to a local church. I wouldn't go and I wouldn't help get the kid ready for "church." As you might expect, it led to issues and she finally told me she wished she had known of my aversion to church because she might not have married me.
Of course, she HAD known. I hadn't changed my position; she had. Eventually this and other issues led to the end of our marriage. I felt I was betrayed because I had made no secret of my views on organized religion. In hindsight, though, I probably did not need to be so extremist. All the kid wanted was the cookies at the social hour, and the whole issue may have petered out on its own. I'm not blaming her for what happened, but it did screw up several people's lives rather dramatically and this "change of heart" was what started it.
So yeah, it's a big problem, especially if people change from what "The Deal" was originally. Doesn't matter what "cause" you're talking about here: religion, politics, whatever. It can really mess you up.
originally posted by: Profusion
For an atheistic conspiracy theorist, 'woken up' would probably mean someone who knows the world is corrupt beyond repair.
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: Profusion
I think many 'woken' up individuals have a tendency to be paranoid personality types. While I don't know if having an awakened spouse in important I do think having an understanding spouse who can keep the 'awakened' individual centered is important.