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Old 09-26-2008, 05:25 AM   #4031
tigerlily55
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Originally Posted by SophieLaFontaine View Post
Hi Barb!

*grin* Yeah, my mom thinks both my brother and I are Satan worshippers. My brother by default (his walls are white), and me actively, because (Victoria is correct) my interiour walls are black (most of them anyway). My mom deals with it by praying and by preaching at us whenever she can. She does believe that both of us are going to hell, unless we get saved. I don't see that happening anytime soon (us getting saved). I doubt that she can understand the depth of my disgust and revulsion for her particular religious views, especially the anti-gay one. My disgust towards the Bible (MY interpretation of the Bible) increases every time she preaches at me.

My brother feels bad for my mom, but I keep telling him that her own happiness is her own responsibility. Too bad if she chooses to base that on what her offspring do and don't believe.
I can't imagine what kind of response my parents would have. I didn't start examining my beliefs until after my mother died. I know she would have been badgering me about giving up Catholicism and when I finally reached the conclusion there was no real evidence for a god, whew! The storms would have blown. With my brothers, the subject doesn't come up.

It's not being allowed to be who you are. It's just as sad as gays being rejected by their families or anyone else who steps outside the mainstream.
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