quote:First I need to apologize to Brother Midlife for responding to him in that way. Obviously, I lost complete control over that response. But I do appreciate your kind words and continued interest in my dilemma. I just have a problem with religious people in general, and I probably always will. Quite honestly, I have a history of experiences dealing with these people, most of them have been traumatizing and negative.
No need to apologize. I probalby should aplogize to you since I belong to the religious group that has been a source of pain for you.
It is still a bit funny in a sad way that you can recall how it is to be around people that don't understand, accept, or respect your choices in life. And can recall how people can turn away from you just because you don't belive like they do but then become so upset at the choices your sister is making.
Yes I understand that you have no use for the "Bible thumpers" but religion doesn't hurt people...people hurt people IMHO.
I pray (I know you don't really care but I will any way) that you and your sister can find a way to reconcile your differnces.
I also have to ask. Is it the fact that your sister is finding something in religion that you feel is "fake and phony" or is that you feel betrayed that she has gone over to the side of the enemy and those that have hurt you in the past?