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An epiphany

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by hockeybeat, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    This is sort of a spinoff of the "If The Higher Religious Entity" thread...

    I grew up in an uberCatholic household. My mom had crosses hanging in every room of the house. She and my dad dragged us to Mass every Sunday; they had me serve as an alter boy and enrolled me in Catholic schools.

    While talking to a friend today, I finally realized something. Or maybe finally came to grips with the fact that I don't believe and that I never believed.
  2. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

  3. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Let me be the first to say congratulations.
  4. How has this epiphany changed you?
  5. Bill Horton

    Bill Horton Active Member

    Let me be the first to say God will never give up on you.
  6. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    I was chatting with a friend and it just dawned on me that I didn't believe. I realized that I had wasted time going to Mass because I went through the motions. Stand up. Sit down. Kneel. Rinse, wash and repeat every Sunday.

    I thought I would be sad or angry. I wasn't. I felt nothing.
  7. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    I never should have given you that book. ;)
  8. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    So HB, would you describe yourself as an atheist? Agnostic? Deist but not Christian? Christian but not Catholic?
  9. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    There were worse places to be than in church. Don't fret. You may have the rest of your life to realize the mistake you're making now.
    Or, the next 10 seconds.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    The Islanders, however, will.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Didn't believe in God or in Catholicism?
  12. Flash

    Flash Guest

    HB, been there, done that. Have since realized it is OK to believe in the HRE, without believing in organized religion, which is bunk.
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