**disclaimer** This is not an attack against all Christians and Christianity.

I was pretty fired up and going to write a strongly worded entry about certain hypocritical control freaks who have unpleasant things to say about me, my situation, and members of my family. But then I realized something. Those people don’t really matter that much to me. I cut most of them out of my life a long time ago, and I’m not going to bust my ass trying to be the perfect “Christian” example of whatever they think I should be. In my opinion, it’s cultish, freaky, and can drive a person to near suicide. I know, I was there, and I’ve seen those people do this sort of thing in the past, over and over. I’m posting this because I see how this behavior is tearing someone I care about to pieces, and I have a feeling those people read my LJ. They need to quit bellyaching about how much THEY’RE hurt, open their eyes, and act like the Christians they claim to be. As for me, I’m going to be ME and if they don’t like it, then they need to spend more time on their own faith walks than worrying about mine and those of the people I care about. I have hard days and times, but overall, I’m pretty happy. This person WOULD be happy if those people would leave him the hell alone and let him live his life as he sees fit. One of the best things a kid’s parents can do for him or her is be happy. The meddlers aren’t helping matters ANY; they’re causing undo stress, guilt, and frankly, acting like complete jackasses. They wonder why people hate Christianity, well, that’s why. Then they bleat proudly about how they’re persecuted because of their “faith” and will inherit the kingdom of Heaven or whatever. Whatever. It’s sickening and doesn’t show me anything about Jesus. It shows me evil, control, agendas, smugness, pride, and judgement. Quite frankly, I learn more about Christ’s love and God’s forgiveness from pagans, the so-called “heathens.”

I don’t have one regret about turning my back on that church or those people.

*** And with that, I will try not to make any more negative LJ posts. For my sake. :)

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