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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 12:29 PM
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21. I have been forced upon
by the religious right! And tormented by them also after I joined and became "saved". I've seen billboards down here depicting flames and horror with "Those whos name were not written in the book were cast into the fire.....Jesus's own words (something like that)

I realize that anyone can rent a billboard but I think that is SOOOO incredibly tacky and MEAN to little chilren - especially Jewish and other children are not born into a "born again" family.

I talked on another board about how I suffered OCD and panic disorder in my late teens and twenties. The crap these people fed me - especialy about the devil only made my condition much worse. I went to a Southern Baptist college and it was filled with these Christians that thought they were better than everyone else. I tried with everything I had to be like them but I was SICK. "Defeated in Christ" was one of the terms one woman used to describe me.

I just got another one of those prayer emails that has this quote on the end: Jesus said: "If you are ashamed of me before the Father I will be ashamed of you before the Father" Now tell me that is not trying to opprress and SCARE people into their religion - not to mention scare them into not forwarding the emails! (I never forward them. I ocassionally reply to ALL and tell them what I think)

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"The other thing is...I'll bet you have never actually had someone try to force their religion on you. The who fled europe and set up religious communities here are also the same one who, several generations later, gave you the separation of church and state.

No one is more disgusted with the radical religious right than I am. I am about as militant a feminst as exists on this board. But I am also kind of tired of the equal and opposite crusading on the non religious left."
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