reply to post by goodflips
Sounds like your mom is insecure about her own beliefs if she has to force them on you.
ask her, " If God created everything then who created God?"
You need to use a mental kung fu-this is when you take someone's energy and instead
of bluntly stopping it you merely sidestep it and divert it back to them.
First off-Jesus Christ -any way you look at this guy he was one special dude.
How many people alive today will influence billions of people 200 centuries from now.
Heck most people cannot influence their own garbageman, so you have to give kudos
to Jesus for setting up his paradigm.
One mental kung fu is to begin to act like Jesus.
When you are watching Hitler on the history channel say,
"He who has not sinned cast the first stone."
You can use this when any murderer or bad guy is shown on the news-constantly repeat this during the news ad nauseum-
this will go a long way to making your mom get off your case.
And when saying this make the sign of the cross in the air and say, "Jesus and I forgive you
now go forth and multiply, add, and subtract."
And when people counter this with any lame argument say-" Doesn't Jesus preach forgiveness?
You can add, "Jesus said not to give up on anybody and that Jesus had compassion for thieves and prostitutes.,
especially for prostitutes if you consider Mary Magdalen-this is one area that I am going to ask the priest to allow me to do special research
If you need to ratchet things up a bit try the following...
When you go to church and they collect money-go to where the money is and overturn
the tables and say, "Jesus said to cast out the moneychangers from the temple."
The demon moneychangers are destroying the sanctity of life!"
Even during Jesus time there were corrupt priests who got fat off the naivete of the people."
If you say this they will ask your mom not to bring you to church.
Finally you can try what worked for me when I was 12
-I merely brought a book of jokes and read them until I was laughing uncontrollably.
The priest stopped the mass 3 times and had the altar boy come down and ask me to stop until they finally asked me to leave and not come back.