reply to post by boymonkey74
Hello, really liked your post. Very appropriate for whats going on in my home right now. I was sent to one of those "Jesus camps" when I was a kid,
and listened to the drivel until I was 13, and had enough.
In my 40's now, when my 10 year old asked to go with some of her friends to Bible school camp (thats what they are called around here), I said yes.
That afternoon I picked her up, she was in tears because the preacher had told her she was a bad child,and would be sentenced to eternity in HELL!
What a load of crap to do to a 10 year old innocent child.
I read the preacher the riot act, and she never went back, bad thing is, it was the same church camp I went to, would have thought it might have
improved some since Id been there- obviously not.
Tonight, my now 15 almost 16 year old is going to church with a friend of hers. We will see what the result is.(different church this time)
supposedly a little easier going. If so, thats fine, if not, she will probobly choose not to go back. But it is her choice.
I intentionally raised my child in a non-religious environment, why? because she needs to choose her religion if any, not someone else. I was forced
at a young age, now I follow a different calling. My daughter will choose her own way.
People dont seem to understand that terrifying a small child into believing something is more evil than nearly anything you can do. It scars them for
life. Religious zealots need to have thier own hell visited upon them on a daily basis.
There is nothing wrong with worshiping God. But there is a right and wrong way to teach it. and unfortunately there are more people who teach it the
wrong way than there are who teach it the right way.
Its all very sad that something that could be the highlight of someones life, quickly becomes a terror in the dark for the rest of thier
edit on 14-3-2012 by Rossa because: for spelling