from Sakabatou - Tuesday, July 04, 2006
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My very own explination of how and why we get messed up by religion(any religion).
This is the way I see this whole religion thing.
I do believe it can work. But it needs to be done the right way, and dam it is hard. I believe its a matter of balance. Just take it easy and dont try to shove all that crap into a kid's brain, especially if you dont live by those rules, because that by itself can fuck you up a whole lot. If you cant teach by example then dont teach at all. The thing is that we were told that religion (Jesus, God, whatever) was all that we needed, BULLSHIT!! "God will guide you", "God will make everything work out" are you fucking kidding me? If God really cared all of us that gaved him our best years would'nt be in this situation. I dont know how God works exactly but if he cant tell me what he wants from me in my face then dont expect me to be a loyal follower.
I believe that what really makes a person is the people he relates to every day. I believe that a father that talks to his kids about every day life is doing his job way better than the one who makes his kid memorize the hole bible alone in his room. And this leads me to the next point.
See, the main problem I find with ultra strict religion is ISOLATION. That is the key word in this whole thing. Isolation is very bad wether you're religious or not. And religion makes it easy for this to happen. All of those fucking rules. You cant do this, you cant do that, there is almost nothing you can do. Your friends have to be perfect, your girlfriend has to be an angel on earth, etc, etc. I am not saying that you should let your kids do whatever they want, but you gotta give em some space too. Beacause when you form this idea in your head of all the almost perfect people you should be around you end up finding out that you cant be with anyone. I realize now of all the friends that I left because I thought that they were a bad influence, but when I look back and think about it, I realize that they were'nt really bad people.
I had a best friend in highschool, as we grew up he got to be a more laid back person who did'nt a whole lot anymore about religion, but me, I got even more into it. So at some point I started to avoid him more and more. Now I am alone and I would give anything to go back in time a hang out with my buddy all the time, but its too late.
So here I am, falling, but still fighting.