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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-13-05 01:21 AM
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5. Hey, my mother was convinced I was possessed by demons, too!
No kidding! This was last year. :) She approached my counselor and told him I was demon-possessed because she went snooping and found some things I had written that were not for her eyes. One was a poem called "The Accuser" which described a beast that tormented me.

Well, the beast was my depression and lack of self-worth, which were partially caused by my mother's crazy-ass religion. The poem was metaphorical, but she took it literally. I really, really can't stand to be around fundies.
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  -If you were raised in an extreme religious environment... Not_Giving_Up  Feb-13-05 01:07 AM   #0 
  - Yes, I was severely affected by my fundamentalist upbringing.  Ladyhawk   Feb-13-05 01:15 AM   #1 
  - I think I can help you lose the rest of your fear of Hell  Jamastiene   Feb-13-05 01:21 AM   #4 
     - I hate that we had to endure it, too.  Ladyhawk   Feb-13-05 01:23 AM   #8 
        - He's a life saver  Jamastiene   Feb-13-05 01:32 AM   #10 
  - That question could take hours to answer....  alittlelark   Feb-13-05 01:16 AM   #2 
  - Hey, my mother was convinced I was possessed by demons, too!  Ladyhawk   Feb-13-05 01:21 AM   #5 
  - Yes  Jamastiene   Feb-13-05 01:17 AM   #3 
  - I am really sorry about your pain and have had a similar experience.  Ladyhawk   Feb-13-05 01:34 AM   #12 
  - Oh, don't apologize  Jamastiene   Feb-13-05 01:41 AM   #15 
  - Race mixers? You still have a lot of fundies who think like that?  drumwolf   Feb-13-05 02:23 AM   #22 
     - Absolutely,  Jamastiene   Feb-13-05 02:37 AM   #24 
     - Yes you do  The Zanti Regent   Feb-13-05 03:29 AM   #37 
        - I'm sorry to hear that  Jamastiene   Feb-13-05 03:40 AM   #38 
  - I was raised Mormon  Erika   Feb-13-05 01:22 AM   #6 
  - Yes...I was raised a Fundamentalist Snake-Charmer (Reformed)  CanuckAmok   Feb-13-05 01:22 AM   #7 
  - You serious?  Jamastiene   Feb-13-05 01:27 AM   #9 
  - I think this is an attempt to inject some frivolity into the discourse. nt  Ladyhawk   Feb-13-05 01:38 AM   #14 
  - Bush empowers the bigotry  Erika   Feb-13-05 01:32 AM   #11 
  - Unfortunately, many of them MADE it our problem.  Ladyhawk   Feb-13-05 01:37 AM   #13 
     - My advice, let it go.  Erika   Feb-13-05 01:52 AM   #16 
        - I have let it go. But some of it clings on.  Ladyhawk   Feb-13-05 01:58 AM   #17 
        - I insisted that I be excommunicated from the Mormons  Erika   Feb-13-05 02:12 AM   #19 
        - You talk about the golden rule, but  Jamastiene   Feb-13-05 02:10 AM   #18 
           - I have experienced that abuse as a child  Erika   Feb-13-05 02:23 AM   #21 
           - You sound like  Jamastiene   Feb-13-05 02:45 AM   #27 
           - Also, every person must heal at their own rate.  Ladyhawk   Feb-13-05 02:35 AM   #23 
              - Exactly,  Jamastiene   Feb-13-05 02:42 AM   #26 
  - In all sincerity, to everyone on this thread...  mitchum   Feb-13-05 02:18 AM   #20 
  - It's the cards we were dealt  Erika   Feb-13-05 02:38 AM   #25 
  - Thanks. I am getting better. :)  Ladyhawk   Feb-13-05 02:45 AM   #28 
     - Take care  Erika   Feb-13-05 02:54 AM   #29 
     - My therapist has told me distance  Jamastiene   Feb-13-05 02:56 AM   #30 
        - You have to stud up  Erika   Feb-13-05 03:01 AM   #31 
        - That's bullshit  Jamastiene   Feb-13-05 03:10 AM   #32 
           - Then move  Erika   Feb-13-05 03:17 AM   #33 
              - Once again  Jamastiene   Feb-13-05 03:22 AM   #35 
        - Yeah, it's tough when you're surrounded by fundies.  Ladyhawk   Feb-13-05 03:22 AM   #34 
           - I would love to keep in touch with you.  Jamastiene   Feb-13-05 03:28 AM   #36 
              - Why argue when you can stay in your "zen" state? :)  Ladyhawk   Feb-13-05 03:54 AM   #40 
  - to Ladyhawk and Jamastiene  Behind the Aegis   Feb-13-05 03:49 AM   #39 
  - Thank you  Jamastiene   Feb-13-05 04:00 AM   #41 
  - Tough times!  Behind the Aegis   Feb-13-05 04:12 AM   #43 
     - Thank you  Jamastiene   Feb-13-05 04:22 AM   #45 
  - Thank you so much! You have some very good insights.  Ladyhawk   Feb-13-05 04:03 AM   #42 
     - You are welcome, but don't discount your own insights!  Behind the Aegis   Feb-13-05 04:21 AM   #44 
        - Aw...I love blue-headed pionus. :)  Ladyhawk   Feb-14-05 11:59 PM   #55 
  - I was told I had a brain and use it. Do not let any Church tell-------  izzie   Feb-13-05 06:28 AM   #46 
  - Humor helped me to overcome a lot  SpaceCatMeetsMars   Feb-13-05 07:20 AM   #47 
  - I love that quote  Jamastiene   Feb-13-05 08:32 AM   #49 
  - I was raised a fundie, and all that goes with it  cags   Feb-13-05 08:31 AM   #48 
  - The reason I asked the question in the first place  Not_Giving_Up   Feb-13-05 12:28 PM   #50 
     - I remember the backwards records too.  cags   Feb-13-05 01:28 PM   #51 
     - Funny...  Not_Giving_Up   Feb-14-05 12:13 AM   #53 
     - And "Rapture" by Blondie  Jamastiene   Feb-14-05 04:46 AM   #54 
        - I remember that on the AC/DC one  Not_Giving_Up   Feb-15-05 12:02 AM   #56 
  - Hubby was raised in literal cult in India; Sai Baba.  blondeatlast   Feb-13-05 01:36 PM   #52 

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