posted on Jan, 18 2009 @ 05:16 PM
I too was indoctrinated (mind controlled) in the Christian religion, my mother was a die hard fundamentalist, who believed to her dying day that there
was brimstone and fire awaiting for anyone who did not follow Christ. As a young man, driven to books like no other human i have ever met in my
years, I one Sunday had a few questions for the minister. "Go home, son, and read your Bible," he said, "all the answers are in there." So, I did.
Over the next two week i read the entire KJV Bible, cover to cover. Of course what I returned to church, I had about 100 questions to ask, instead of
just a few! I was then told not to ever question the "Word of God," like God wrote it. Getting into quite a big argument over this, I was politely
asked to leave, and never to return. I was also warned not to go into the occult, for that is the direct was to Hell, you know. For many years I had
no hunger for religion of any kind. I have always had supernatural experiences, and have been seeing the dead since I was a child. In 1985 I was in a
horrible semi truck crash (rollover) and was on my back for two years recovering. My good son would go to the local library and get me books, and in
the back of them I would see other titles that I wished to read, and he would then order them for me on the inter-library loan program. I soon
discovered why the preachers didn't want me to study occult things, for I found out the preacher, priest, or whatever is not necessary to talk to
God/Goddess and any other being not one this plane. I discovered many things, and would not take a million dollars for my learned knowledge. Now I do
not cast spells, or even do rituals anymore, but I am a lot smarter now. Religion is mind control, nothing more or less. Better off without it. when
someone asks me what my religion is, I say I am a Wiccan, for lack of a better word. also, it tends to put off over zealous Christian types who are
determined to save my soul fro their Hell.