Because my youngest sister and I were once very close, one of the most disappointing realities that I've ever had to accept was her recently "getting saved" and aligning herself with the church. After a recent visit, it soon became clear to me that she is neck deep in a cess pool of ignorance. The last few times that we've talked, literally every topic that I brought up was related to Revelations, and the "end of world is coming" was most often the only explanation given to any matter that I wanted to share with her. She's adopted the signature "It's us against the world" position of a Christian--the "world" being this God-forsaken place with which no Christian should have any part. And of course, she subscribes to the belief that humans are "naturally wicked," and so she walks around with a hostile and distrusting attitude towards humanity and against people in general. "I trust no one, except for my God, Jehovah," was her mantra.
She has completely morphed into the religious zealot that I absolutely detest. This is a nightmare. I have tried numerous times to reason with her. I have told her about worldviews that are very different from the ones being expressed in the church. I have tried exposing her to literature that would broaden her mind, but she is completely unreceptive to any information that challenges her belief sytem. In fact, any information that conflicts with the information found in the Bible is immediately discredited and regarded as mere "man's knowledge," and therefore, it cannot be relied upon.
What is so baffling, however, is that while in college, she took courses in African Religion and was raised in a very conscious home. All of our lives, we were raised to be different, to be critical of information before accepting it on face value, and books expressing different views were always made available to us. So I am completely baffled as to what has drawn her to this nonsense. This past week was a complete disaster; I visited her and we got into a huge argument. The argument exacerbated to a level where it appeared as if she were preparing herself to hit me. I told her that she has become very narrow-minded just before I was asked to leave. So our relationship is in turmoil, and I am very hurt by all of this.
Has anyone here had a similar experience with a family member, friend, or spouse? I would be interested in anyone's advice or suggestion about how to repair my relationship with my sister. I cannot believe this is happening.