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Church Rant

Short story By: frog
Memoir



My irrational fear of churches stemmed from homosexuality.


Submitted:Mar 22, 2010    Reads: 68    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


Sunday Oct 7th 2007
We were invited to go to church today. Mom of course said yes and "invited" me to go. The thing is, I have to go. I didn't have a choice and I didn't try to fight it. But, why should I have to waste a half a day doing nothing. Technically were suppose to rest on today. But at the same time we get up, eat breakfast, take a shower, go to church, stand up, sit down, stand up, sit down, sing, and pray.
I've prayed to god for a year now to quit a sin, but yet I've only had minor "above' help. In the past when I prayed I got one or two things that I wanted. Like one time I was able to go north to Grandma's even though mom said I couldn't go. Her class got canceled and that was the reasoning I was able to go north.
I believe in God and his son Jesus, but the bible is hypocritical. It tells you to treat aliens nice but then it says don't pray to other religions. It says we must spread our religion to others. That means it's telling us to be imperialistic and dominate others by spreading ideas and laws.
Well, then society of course fights to dominate lands that are "holy". This causes war because people begin to believe what they worship so much.
I personally would like to read other bibles to become stronger in God. I think every religion has bits and pieces correct and reading all of them will allow me to obtain everlasting life.
Then communion, we are not suppose drink communion at a catholic church, but were suppose to accept others with open arms. I hate communion because its nerve racking when you go to new churches.
Besides that the last time we attended a church in this town no one in the congregation said hi, or who are you, or where are you from. There were several people I knew from school who didn't say anything to me. This makes me glad. Great, now I'm being hypocritical. If they had been sociable maybe we would have stayed there and gone there more often.
And funnier this year everyone at school wants me to go to Christ the Lord church because it's so wonderful. They want me to go to youth group, but they should have been more welcoming when they had the chance.
Everyone has the best church and Religion. I hate it. Religion is here to keep a flow of cycles linking to make a pattern that I hate and my grandma loves. Religion, it's good and bad. I believe in some of it to be safe rather than sorry. If the part that says if you believe that god sent his 1 and only son to save the earth is true, I'm going to heaven.
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Here I have done something completely rude and irreversible. This is the part when I started to tweak with the belief system to fit me. It is something we all do. We want the bible and our religion to work for our benefits and our lifestyles. So you know what, I will go to the extreme to make sure this "sin" of gayness is absolutely accepted. I didn't want to go to hell. I wanted eternal life when I died. If this meant tweaking things so be it.
I do want to apologize though. Christ the Lord church was very large and it was nearly impossible for anyone to recognize a new member to its church. I attacked this church because I was annoyed by all tactics religion was forcing upon my lifestyle which I had not yet come to admit. So youth group or any link to religion became my enemy and annoyance.
I also want to apologize for completely shutting down a harmless invite to a church. I mean, we were church hunting. At the same time I wanted to avoid the anxiousness and heart wrenching feeling I got every time I had to be near anyone in any way. I feared people because I hated when anyone brought up anything dealing with relationships, love, or anything to do with lifestyle. Church was a mating grounds for this type of talk as well as emotional songs like amazing grace. I once was lost and sometimes still think I am waiting to yet be found.
I've come to accept that by now but how extreme can a dislike for religion and morals go when it seems the religious world hates the queerness entity. In my case of extremes I mildly regret going further to share.




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