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Dr. Bob commented on Emma Frost's blog post 'Was a Catholic'
"@EmmaFrost, thanks for sharing.  Your tale reflects part of the journey of many people.  The Catholicism we teach children is much like the math we teach children or the children's literature we give children.  It is very…"
Mar 20, 2013
Doug Reardon commented on Emma Frost's blog post 'Was a Catholic'
"There are a lot of ex-catholics on TA, welcome to the club!"
Mar 19, 2013
Emma Frost posted a blog post

Was a Catholic

I was raised as a Catholic and I will explain what it meant to me. The brainwashing begins at a very young age. It all starts with the Christening reserved for infants or babtism for others, usually at a later age. I would tell you about my Christening, but it's something I can't remember. It was sort of like an induction into the church.A few years later they send you to Sunday school (which was actually on a Saturday) or catechism. Around the age of 5 or 6 we went to this class and they…See More
Mar 19, 2013
Emma Frost replied to MikeLong's discussion 'Catholics are DIFFERENT!!'
"I was raised Catholic.. Sounds like a good first blog theme. "
Mar 19, 2013
Emma Frost replied to kOrsan's discussion 'Marriage'
"You virgin hermit! j/k I didn't mean any slight by my response to you. What I meant by older and wiser was in reference to the minds of women and that there are some out there that still have that fairytale wedding in mind (and you have no idea…"
Mar 19, 2013
Emma Frost commented on Real Life James Bond's blog post 'God's Will and Human Freedom'
"It seems like a coping mechanism of sorts; a way to detach themselves from the pain and/or disasters in their lives. There is also the "It's in God's hands now" comment people make all the time. That always gets an automatic…"
Mar 19, 2013
Emma Frost replied to Physeter's discussion 'Seeking'
"My mom said that he was going to reply. I can't wait."
Mar 19, 2013
Emma Frost replied to kOrsan's discussion 'Marriage'
"In a perfect world, sure. Why not? But it's never going to happen. Some things just can't be undone, ya know? There are so many things wrong with this country. Making  marriage obsolete is not even on the list. We can't even ban…"
Mar 18, 2013
Emma Frost replied to Unseen's discussion 'Fallout from the Steubenville Rape Conviction...for everyone'
"Did you watch the CNN report on this? It's ridiculous. They just made these guys out like town heroes and how their lives were gonna be a mess. WTF about the girl, you know, the victim? People are signing petitions to get CNN to apologize for…"
Mar 18, 2013
Emma Frost replied to kOrsan's discussion 'Marriage'
"He said, "Nobody should get married."  Which wipes out the option of marriage altogether. Did he mean, nobody should have to get married in order to get benefits? Then that would be completely different. And if that were the case,…"
Mar 18, 2013
Emma Frost replied to kOrsan's discussion 'Marriage'
"That's a good question. I was getting a lot of pressure from the family though. That was what got things rolling in our heads. My husband's grandmother was going to pass away soon, so we thought it would be something special for her. If…"
Mar 18, 2013
Emma Frost replied to Physeter's discussion 'Seeking'
"I've been battling with my faith for years. I was exposed to several belief systems/religions to really accept any of them. I felt as though I was in limbo for the better part of my younger years. I am slowly getting back to me and actually…"
Mar 18, 2013
Emma Frost replied to kOrsan's discussion 'Marriage'
"kOrsan, you had a lot to say. It's apparent you don't see the need for marriage, which is okay. There are many people that don't believe in marriage either. But let me warn you, when you're a bit older and wiser you might…"
Mar 18, 2013
Emma Frost is now a member of Think Atheist
Mar 18, 2013

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Was a Catholic

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 8:31pm 2 Comments

I was raised as a Catholic and I will explain what it meant to me. The brainwashing begins at a very young age. It all starts with the Christening reserved for infants or babtism for others, usually at a later age. I would tell you about my Christening, but it's something I can't remember. It was sort of like an induction into the church.

A few years later they send you to Sunday school (which was actually on a Saturday) or catechism. Around the age of 5 or 6 we went to this class and…

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