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« Reply #40: January 05, 2008, 07:18:26 pm »

You have to understand that this is a very difficult midset to overcome, especially when you grow up with it. 

I should have mentioned that I grew up an orthodox Catholic, spent my entire grade/jr/high school in the same small town Catholic school, went to Mass every day before school and of course every Sunday, read the Bible every afternoon, had religion class every afternoon, sang in the choir, volunteered my time after school to help the nuns clean the church (I only ever had nuns for teachers) and attended every Holy Day on my knees and got every Sacrament you get as a kid and every friend I had, our entire family and neighbors were devout Catholics. Yes, I do know what it's like to break away from that.

No one said it was easy. I said, if you feel your heart is taking you elsewhere, give yourself time to do it. And, having grown up in terrible fear of Satan, that in time it will mean less and less, IF that is the way you end up after serious soul searching. Christian beliefs are as interesting to me as any other religion, and valid for many people, but it has no meaning or power over me, now. But I am 55 and left Christianity when I was 18. Hence the concept of giving yourself some time and trust the fear of "pissing off God and eternal damnation" will fade, IF that is the way that is right for you.
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