Revelation for Real

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
A final WORD about Christianity and it's place in mental illness...

Submitted: July 21, 2019

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Submitted: July 21, 2019

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This will be my final article concerning Christianity. I won't address the topic again in any form of non-fiction. I may write fictional humorous pieces, because god deserves a good heaping of mockery.

With the recent knowledge that my niece has OCD, I began researching the mental disorder and its relationship with religion. I've been thrown by what I've been learning. 

I now believe that I also suffered from the condition during my childhood and early teens. At times, I had thoughts which were terrifying and crippling, eventually causing emotional scars.

As I've mentioned in a prior article, it was only until I began to explore other concepts that I was able to break free of a negative thought process, to finally obtain a sense of stability and balance.

SCRUPULOSITY

It's a discriptive term used in psychiatry for persons who have an obsessional focus on religious fears, such as the fear of divine retribution for sin. As I was reading such things, I realized that this was me for many years during my childhood.

Spiritual death, damnation or both was something I anticipated at the hands of 'Christ.' Even here on Booksie at this time, certain individuals continue to imply that this will be my future fate.

Finding a focus on creative ways of thinking and being (my definition of spirituality) eventually pulled me out of the quite literal hell Christianity had put me in.

I understand that this final article upon the subject is redundant, but I felt it was important to share something more of what I've learned in the last few days; the real revelation of the pain caused by religion and its hurtful way of judgement.

Breaking completely free of the many destructive concepts found within these forms of 'faith' is freeing, and I hope that this final non-fiction  piece concering the hurtful religion I was exposed to, will help others to do the same. 


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