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I read the Book of Revelations at 8. Freaked the fuck out. Didn't recover until I was 16. Religion is horrifying for kids.
7/26/2009 2:06:38 PM
Welcome to my childhood, which I spent in such terror of hell, it caused me nightmares the time I accidentally broke a plate while helping my grandmother dry them, thinking that surely my punishment for doing such a thing was going to be horrible indeed.
I don't miss christianity at all. I do, however, have pity for the members of my family who still put themselves through the mental torture of forcing themselves to believe in it and go to church each Sunday.
As for me, I'm a happy Pagan, and delighted to no end that my children aren't being given the same religious upbringing that I had. They're happy with this too.
7/26/2009 9:01:11 PM
"Naturally" you were interested? How is that kind of interest natural?
7/27/2009 4:20:28 AM
Later in the letter, he makes this comment. It supposedly happened during an election party he threw last year and made by a gay youth:
He said, "Oh my gosh. If Jesus returns here soon, I'm not going to be taken away with him. I'm living a complete life of sin. I'm gone. I'm going to be left here behind. I hope the Lord waits for me to straighten up before He returns". I thought that was the oddest thing a non-believer could ever say.
Becuase it never did?
It was as if his very soul was screaming out of his body and I don't even think he would remember saying that.
What BS. Lying for Jebus is still lying, dim-wit
7/27/2009 5:19:46 AM
Meh'ing this. I was brainwashed the same way as a kid, felt the same about the "End Times," and I turned out sane.
Not to mention the entire thing is in past tense. How do you know he isn't a clever troll attempting to show how horribly bleak Rapturism is? (See, Religious Reich, we can make up words too!)
I'm sorry guys, I'm tempted to see this as a Poe the RR's didn't catch.
7/27/2009 6:47:31 AM
Hook 'em early and keep them forever. As true for Christians as for cigarette companies.
7/27/2009 8:04:25 AM
" Not exactly the brightest future for a ten-year old. "
You are not any brighter now.
7/27/2009 8:53:18 AM
Not exactly the brightest
future for a ten-year old.
7/27/2009 9:41:45 AM
Serious child abuse; to subject children to that kind of insanity. A pox on your parents.
7/27/2009 9:46:41 AM
A little egocentric eh?. Everybody is 18 sometime and God can't send the end of the world so many times.
7/27/2009 10:00:35 AM
That reminds me of the time I finished "Pet Sematary" at like 5 a.m. and couldn't go to sleep for the rest of the night because it freaked me out so bad.
But the next day in the rational light of daylight I remembered it was just a thing we call a "novel" and wasn't real in any way.
I didn't go around begging to be killed or stuck with a halucination that an all-loving diety was going to kill me in eight years.
My advice to you would be to stay away from books. Obviously they are too much for you to handle.
Movies may not be a good idea either.
Might I suggest a nice, comfy padded cell? Or perhaps a procedure where they make a little snip of the frontal lobes?
7/27/2009 10:55:13 AM
Only a Christian would tell you that an angry, vengeful God who is going to throw everyone into Hell who doesn't toe his line, as described in a collection of short books written by ancient cultists, is "Good News".
7/27/2009 11:27:12 AM
"Naturally at a young age, I was extremely into the end times"
How does that work? Naturally at ten I was in the 'I'm immortal' stage, young boy looking ahead at my life. Luckily religion wasn't even a regular thing in my life, I never encountered anyone who spoke against it but I wasn't indoctrinated in it either. My parents gave me no direction to follow in religion.
Good move Mom and Dad
As to the parents of 'Anonymous'. Shame on you
7/27/2009 11:40:33 AM
I am so unbalanced today because of tormenting thoughts like that I suffered as a child before I knew better.
7/28/2009 1:05:25 PM
"I remember even being so afraid, so scared that God was going to take me through this time that I would sit up late at night asking God to kill me before the year 2008"
"Please, oh great Cthulhu, eat me first!"
7/30/2009 11:11:04 AM
Reading pap like Left Behind is why you got left behind, and fouth grade was years for you. I had a more normal childhood. During my YEAR in fourth grade, my teacher read us "Tales of a Fouth-Grade Nothing" by Judy Blume. If you had done the same, you might not be the whack job you are today.
7/30/2009 2:03:42 PM
You must have been one fucking scary kid...
7/31/2009 3:00:17 AM
This isn't the greatest fundy quote. After all - the anonymous poster admits to have only been ten years old - an age where anything is still possible in their imagination. S/he was just a kid at the time. When I was ten, everyone was afraid of terrorism because of September 11th. Does that make me a crazy anti-Muslim fundy now?
8/11/2009 11:08:44 AM
In any case, yes even Christians (hopefully) know that the Left Behind books were written as PURE FICTION, but reading can have a powerful experience on a ten-year-old. I know by experience...
8/11/2009 11:10:16 AM
Religion. Creating traumatic fear and anxiety in children for thousands of years.
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