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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 08:05 PM
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11. I am so sorry for what you are going through
There is no bitterness like that which comes from betrayal. This is a fundamental betrayal of what you have done and what family is supposed to mean.

I remember when the Iraq War started in March of 2003. I was, like so many other people, angry and sad beyond words. There were several members of my family who not only didn't 'get this' but who were horrified that I would even question the need to go to war. There were a lot of angry words that went around. You can't totally erase something like that from your memory, it lives with you.

There is something really and perniciously awful about people who use religion as an excuse to hate. I have seen people pulled through some horrific events because they had a deep seated faith that sustained them. These people were able to use the positive side of religion to maintain their humanity and it enabled them not to give in to bitterness. The other side of that equation, wherein religion is an excuse and crutch for everything that goes wrong is terrible. It is even worse when belief in a divine being is used for what amounts to revenge fantasies against others. That is, however, part of the human condition. One the one hand, this can keep sustain life, on the other hand it can destroy it. Sigh!
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  -I have just dumped my last remaining family.Except for DH. saracat  Jul-13-06 08:47 PM   #0 
  - i would cut off ties with anyone like that also  JI7   Jul-13-06 10:43 PM   #1 
  - And I just can't believe anyone, related or not could be that cruel. But I  saracat   Jul-13-06 10:52 PM   #2 
  - So sorry you've had to go through that  rox63   Jul-14-06 08:40 AM   #3 
  - It's always hard to cut ties with family  demdiva   Jul-14-06 09:43 AM   #4 
  - I KNOW it is the right thing to do but i still feel vaguely hurt.  saracat   Jul-14-06 02:30 PM   #6 
     - tell her to spread her love to all America not just Bush supporters.  ray of light   Jul-14-06 03:03 PM   #7 
        - Oh she hates African Americans. Says they have "everything handed to them"  saracat   Jul-14-06 03:38 PM   #8 
  - she sounds like a toxic personality.  ginnyinWI   Jul-14-06 12:04 PM   #5 
  - After reading all of the posts darlin'. I'd say you got the better  discerning christian   Jul-14-06 06:31 PM   #9 
  - Thank you so much DC. I am so grateful I have this forum to run to!  saracat   Jul-14-06 06:56 PM   #10 
  - I am so sorry for what you are going through  TayTay   Jul-14-06 08:05 PM   #11 
  - Thank you Tay tay. It is the "personal " element of this that hurts the  saracat   Jul-14-06 10:30 PM   #12 
     - That is a mind and soul in free fall  TayTay   Jul-14-06 11:06 PM   #13 
        - Yeah and I want to be able to "duck" when the sh-t hits the fan from the  saracat   Jul-14-06 11:15 PM   #14 
           - you did the right thing. . .your relative sounds not only toxic, but  emulatorloo   Jul-15-06 08:45 AM   #15 
  - Sad! This is what happens when people  ProSense   Jul-15-06 08:54 AM   #16 
  - I'm sorry, hon.  BlueIris   Jul-15-06 08:23 PM   #17 

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