posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 11:33 AM
reply to post by CagliostroTheGreat
I feel sorry for kids that had to grow up like that.
It's no small wonder that all
of my siblings have anxiety disorders from the constant stress of living in a house where we were bombarded by
'the demons are going to get us!" type thinking, constantly
Mix that in with a healthy fear of the rapture and "what if I don't make it" and your kids will pay thousands of dollars in psychiatric care from
I remember having nightmares about missing the rapture. When I hit puberty (around the age of 11) I began noticing
girls in a whole new way,
but God was that mental hell. By the time I was 13 my youth group had me convinced that if you have "dirty" thoughts about a member of the opposite
sex you are committing the worst sin imaginable because "if you have lusted in your mind, you have fornicated in your heart."
So I was convinced that, because of my developing sexuality I was going to miss the rapture when Christ returned. It came to the point that I was
terrified of riding in the car with my mother or stepfather. What if we were on the freeway, and Christ returned at that moment, only to take my
parents and leave me? I would be stuck in the backseat of an out-of-control car careening down the freeway at 65 miles-per-hour because my parents
just 'disappeared' into thin air and now there is no driver and I'm only 13.
Filling your kids with nonsense like that is nothing but abuse.
Lemme guess the constant shoveling of religion down your young gullet has caused you to, in turn, avoid it like your folks avoided eastern
I went in the opposite direction for a short time. I joined the Church of Satan and was listening to Marilyn Manson. I thought my mother was going to
why eastern? Such a general term... I mean... eastern could be either boston or china... I dunno...
It is a mix of ignorance and fear. Go to a big church and ask about "Eastern philosophy", and then watch as their latent xenophobia comes bubbling
to the surface.