Now that you explained to me why I believe what I do, I think I understand! Lol.<quoted text>
CLAY says.......Heck, I feel like I know Him better than I know members of my own family.
Religion will teach you CLAY to fear standing up for yourself. When you practice faith instead of conscious living, you live under a cloak of fear. You fear offending God. You fear missing mass on sunday. You fear your own fear! You lose control of your own creative freedom.
I stand up for myself, and not afraid to claim I am an independant thinker. But you have allowed religion to erode your own self-trust by explaining why you're unable to successfully manage life on YOUR OWN terms.
Live in fear the rest of your life and just hope it will turn out OK in the end.
You are a perfect match for religion, if you're afraid or unwilling to assume total responsibility for your own life.
Guess what mike, I march to the beat of my own drum. I don't have to be a Christian. I WANT to be a Christian. I don't have te be Catholic nor follow Catholic teachings. I WANT to be a Catholic and go to Mass.
I'm sorry you grew up thinking you were forced into it. Eventually, you made your own decision anyway. Right? Now you feel you must trash this Church every chance you get to satisfy your own personal vendetta. That's the impression I get from you.