I come from a small town in Vermont. I was raised by small minds...

I come from a small town in Vermont. I was raised by small minds, in a small squalid trailer home with a small chance of success in life that I realized very early in Life. I had no childhood. Instead, Fear, Hunger, Sadness, Desperation and Isolation were my best friends. I learned quickly that in order to survive, I had to rely on myself and myself only. I was taught Catholicism despite the hypocrisy of my youth. Personally, I think it was just another excuse for my parents to extoll their never ending punishments. They then had the mask of religion to hide behind, new "laws" to enforce, "sins" to expunge from my soul, my dark, rotten soul. I did what anyone would do after fifteen torturous years of sexual, physical and emotional abuse would do....I ran. Into the arms of Christianity. Pregnant and alone, I needed a savior, a knight in shining armor, and I had found one, At first, I believed the man who had rescued me when he told me that everything would be "just fine". He said he and his family would take good care of me. at first, they did. I went to church with them, I lived with them, I became part of them. I thought nothing of it when he crept into my bed. I mean...I owed him right? I married this "Christian" man, even though he didn't work...I worked. He was always out, but hey...he said he would give my son a last name. I was eighteen. And I thought I was doing the right thing. After all...I had a true religion in my Life, right? What could possibly go wrong? I suppose...what went horribly wrong...was when I came home from work early one day...and found him in bed with his sister. Yes...you read me right....his SISTER. Of course, I left him. So why I am I sharing all of this in depth personal shit, you're asking? Because, like so many people, I've ran around the religion circuit a few times. I've had things force fed down my face, and sometimes, I even believed the dose. Eventually, though, I did manage to snap the hell out of it...and make my OWN decision about who I was,and what Path I wanted to travel. As I look back at what I swallowed and put up with for a good majority of my Life? I have a message for those who forced their religions and beliefs on me, who made me think I had no choice but their choice.....*hands you a tube of Chapstick*....Kiss my proverbially rounded lily white Wiccan ass.

 

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Comment by Diane on October 9, 2013 at 6:24am

A guy I was recently dating was once broken up with by being told, "Go piss up a rope!"  He said he was sad but could not stop laughing at the delivery of the break-up message.

When I was thinking of how I would end our dating relationship I thought of saying the same but it seemed best to not take a chance.  I went with a kind, honest approach.  I might have missed my chance to ever use that to break up with somebody, but it can be applied in many other contexts:

  • When driving in Boston, at real or imaginary traffic rudeness
  • At work, under my breath, when hard-of-hearing, cranky old folks with incontinent dogs tell me, "I'm doing just fine.  I don't need any occupational therapy.  Who sent you , anyway?"
  • In response to,"Ma'am, do you know why I stopped you?"
  • In response to anyone saying, "God bless you." after a sneeze

I didn't say these would be nice uses of the phrase, but they surely are fun to think about.

Comment by _Robert_ on October 9, 2013 at 7:19am

They should update the Catholic mass so that they just sit there and jerk each other off. A community circle jerk with candles and organ music. The world would be a safer place.

Comment by onyango makagutu on October 9, 2013 at 7:31am

Robert, your suggestion would sure make the world a better place. I think even the Muslims would benefit if the men and women sat in the same place in the mosque. They could start by not wearing the burqas and kanzus before they get to collective jerking

Comment by SteveInCO on October 9, 2013 at 9:23am

Sorry, but Robert A. Heinlein has already come up with the idea of the Church of the Divine Orgasm.  Though I don't recall if he made any jokes about the Second Coming.

Comment by Kairan Nierde on October 9, 2013 at 11:04am

Hey, Syn! Welcome to the site. You're one hell of a survivor! I'm glad to hear you broke free of that mindset and cut those fucked up people out of your life. Those are two huge acheivements that many people aren't ever able to accomplish. So basically, you rock. You are the shit.
I seriously hope you tell yourself that over and over. And I hope you're in a better place with healthier people in your life! (If not, you will get there)

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on October 9, 2013 at 4:21pm

Strega would probably say "bloody 'eck mate" (heck).....I hope she does not put a hex on me now!!

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