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Religious Controversy

I’m not going to go into it all right now, because I have one foot out the door and the other under the desk, and I’m starting to develop a cramp.  So I’ll stick to the basics and round it out later, when I get tired of wasting my time dicking around elsewhere.

I was born into a religious household.  Christian of some sort, but I’m not sure what denomination, because the whole family joined the Episcopalian church and I was baptized at the same time when I was about 7 1/2 years old.

I never liked it.  I would join the choir purely to have extra singing time (I’m a lyric soprano) and so I could stay awake.  Later, I married a Lutheran and eventually joined that church.  They hymns were better, but they make you hug them midway into the service, and I hated that.

In my early 30s, I became a Pagan.  Mainly what’s called a hedge-witch, which I still am, even though I don’t believe in deities any more.  Not sure I did back then, either, but there you go.

Now, I consider myself an atheist, because I’ve actually read the bible and I can’t believe I was going along with all that perverted shit for so long.  Fair warning: if you are a Christian and you try to defend your faith here, your comment will not be approved.

It’s very hard to shake off a lifetime of being enmeshed with religion, but I’ve made lots of changes in my life, and changes take time.

So I’m taking time, but I am pretty sure coming out the other side, I will be free from that particular bondage. 

Okay–it’s Friday and time to Party.  Have a great weekend.


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