sent in by J.H. Milivojevic
if my mother loved me so much
then why did she lie to me so much
why did she try to make me believe in magic
why did she try to make me believe in life after death
why did try to make me believe that god hears me when I tell a lie
why did she try to make me believe that we will all be together again after we die
do you believe in magic
have you ever believed in magic
haven’t you always appreciated good sleight of hand
haven’t you always appreciated a good demonstration of defiance of the laws of nature?
a coin disappears into thin air
a rabbit appears out of nowhere
Jesus dies a horrible agonizing death – then comes back to life
[god knows why…who would want to come back to such torture?]
eventually my mother explained to me about the tooth fairy
then later about santa claus
but she has continued to hang on to the magic of jesus
what a dirty joke
now she’s old and scared because she suspects she really will be punished for all the really bad stuff she did during her life – it just seems too easy to get off simply by believing in the magic.
she hurt my dad by flirting and sleeping around while married to him
she had those two kids by another man, but she made my dad put his name on the birth certificate – twice!
she emotionally abandoned me when she fell in love with that guy
and she did even worse with poor little Patti
she never would stand up for Mary when dad attacked her and put her down so bad
she did all that bad stuff and yet they’ve been telling her all her life that she will be forgiven simply by believing that jesus is the true son of god
but what about dressing the wounds?
what about addressing the injuries?
What about apologizing?
What about acknowledging those hurts?
this might be the very, very worst crime that christianity is guilty of
Was: southern baptist
Converted under: parental guidance
De-converted becuase of: clear thinking
email: jaquine at ou.edu
Online Reading List
- An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish by Bertrand Russell (1943)
- Bible Teaching and Religious Practice by Mark Twain
- God is Imaginary
- Is there an Artificial God? by Douglas Adams (1998)
- Skeptics Annotated Bible
- The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine (1795)
- Which Way? by Robert Ingersoll (1884).
- Why I Am Not A Christian by Bertrand Russell (1927)