I went to a Christian school when I was younger, and they abused us there (physical/verbal/emotional violence...I don't even want to know how many kids they may have driven to kill themselves later on in life, or have put into therapy at least...they really messed with our minds). They then lied to our parents about bruises and scars. It didn't help that we were based underneath a church, and we were being taught that if you lie (especially in church) God would strike you down...yet they were still walking amongst the living after lying to our parents about blood on our clothing.
My mother was also physically/verbally/emotionally abusive towards me growing up, and would then go to church and raise the church hand with her eyes closed like the holy ghost was flowing through her...then return home to beat me for reasons still unknown.
I had other relatives who were the same--beating cousins damn near to death, and then pretending to be good little Christians or Catholics the next Sunday.
Also, the craziest fanatics I know with bloodlust in their eyes are all highly religious. In contrast, the most generous/kindest/loyal people I know are either Agnostic or Atheist. Could be coincidence, but I don't think so.
I'm Agnostic, 100%, but I do believe in God. I have my reasons for believing in his existance, but I wholeheartedly respect those who choose not to believe in him; I know how easy it is to see one horrible thing after another after another happening around you, and feel there just can't be a God, because why would he allow that to happen to his "children"?
Edited by CLCNY20 - Mar 01 2013 at 2:11am