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She's trying to control my beliefs!

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posted on Apr, 29 2005 @ 07:02 PM
I had just heard the ending conversation of my mother and my sister. My sister said "I don't know." My mother responded with, "How can you not know? You better not be an athiest like your father!" (who she divorced when I was little)"A daughter of mine better believe in God." She saw me looking into the kitchen and asked, "Do you believe in God?" A wierd look crossed my face and she said "You better #ing believe in God!" Angry I left the room and she followed, "Do you believe in God?" I said "I believe in a higher power." She said "Yes there is a higher power governing all our lives." I quickly responded with "I believe in a higher power but it left us to govern our selves." Then she asked "Do you believe in the devil? Because if you believe there's a devil you have to believe in God." I said "I don't believe in the devil. I believe there is a council of angels and a council of demons that balance this world." And with a highly bitchy attitude she asked me "Well which side are you leaning toward?" "The angel side. What do you think I'm some demonic person?!" Supposedly that was the impression I had given her and then she left to go somewhere.
This pisses me off to no end! I have to deal with a bunch of crap from her on other things but did it have to reach into religion?! She can't understand that I don't believe in a single god. She told me the only reason I'm here is because of God, my opinion is reincarnation over and over until my soul redeems itself.
She can't just accept I'm not like her!

posted on Apr, 29 2005 @ 07:22 PM
When your spouse (sometimes refered to as future ex) starts saying things like I'm not spending life in this world with someone I can't be with in the next... :shk:

Just file the papers. It's over (thank God).

Or when your Born Again boss gives you a friendly invite to join his lovely circle of influence at x, y, or z crazy town metaphysical love and/or hate-in?

Update your resume. That's neither "friendly" or an "invite." It's a metaphysical demand.

And it's really not just a religious thing. It's a "my beliefs or the highway" thing. I suppose an Atheist spouse could be the same way but I'd imagine they like Sunday mornings alone.

The worst though can be the "recovering" [fill in the blank]'s. Man. Your disease is not my problem.

Same with people addicted to therapy. People that read. People that talk. People. Man, they piss me off.

[edit on 29-4-2005 by RANT]

posted on Apr, 29 2005 @ 07:34 PM
make your own damn rules...

thats my advise...

posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 04:00 AM
link with this quickly,

start wearing a goat mask all the raw dead chickens in front of her at every given oppurtunity...preferably kill them your self by removing the head with your teeth....

when spoken to reply in a weird chanting like toungue and paint everything you own, including your whole bedroom in matt black paint.

get to hot porn star babes to hang around with you in vertually no clothing and tell your mother that you cant decide which one you prefer so you have to sleep with both at the same time.

constantly take any oppurtunity to scream "ITS THE VOICES...ITS THE VOICES.....THEY TELL ME TO KILL,KILL,KILL"

she should start leaving you alone pretty quickly.

i know what your thinking......."does he charge for this amazing advice?"

its ok.....i give it freely.


posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 10:38 AM

Originally posted by ShadowedRedemption
She can't understand that I don't believe in a single god. She told me the only reason I'm here is because of God, my opinion is reincarnation over and over until my soul redeems itself.
She can't just accept I'm not like her!

I would kinda like to know how old you are?

A gentle answer turns away wrath. You need to answer under control in a gentle way to your mom, and it would be great if she did the same to you, but you can't control her mouth, but you can control yours.

I would like to emphasis that you are here because God made you and has GREAT things in mind for you.

Fighting with your mom will not accomplish anything. You believe a certain way and God gave you freedom to think. So do alot of thinking, it's free. When you take your thoughts and turn them into actions, that's when there is a price to be paid. So move slowly and make good choices.

posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 10:40 AM
Thanks alot but I'm not really looking for jokes. My mother would throw me into the looney bin as quick as she could if I started doing that.

posted on May, 9 2005 @ 08:40 PM
Sorry for you, living in an environment where you cannot express yourself.

I am a follower of Christ, but I can't feature treating anybody that way. I know that isn't much solace to you. I have kids, and try to lead by example, rather than by threat.

Maybe it's a different KIND of Christianity . . .

I was raised by Christians, even though I went through an athiest streak that lasted more than a decade.

When I was a little kid, I remember telling my mom I didn' think Jesus was superhuman, so I was planning to be Jewish. She took me to the library and got me a stack of books on Judaism. She told me if I wanted to keep kosher, I'd have to start cooking for myself. That right there pretty much did it for me.

I will tell you a secret, though.

You will never change anyone's heart by arguing.

My suggestion is to tell the family that you are searching for the truth. I suspect that is not a lie. Tell them that in John 20, a guy named Thomas expresses his doubts about Jesus rising from the dead. Jesus never says Thomas is going to hell or that he sucks or anything. Jesus just provides the evidence that Thomas needs to believe. Tell them that the Bible doesn't say doubt is a sin, and that Jesus says to "search the scriptures" (John 8) and that is what you are doing, (at your own speed, of course.)

The point is, to get them to acknowledge that even if they are freaked out by your disbelief or doubt, that God is not. Even if their love is conditional, God's love is not that way.

If that doesn't work, try and confuse 'em:

"Is God real? First, answer me this one. Is the thought of a unicorn a real thought?"

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