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  •  Some diaries "trigger" me. (4+ / 0-)

    I can describe two types. One is where the diarist has a confused or inadequate definition of the particular religious belief (&  reactionary views it endorses) being criticized. The word "fundies" often tips off this kind.   The other, less common, are the adult, protestant Kossacks inexplicably (in my opinion) continuing to attend churches far too conservative for their adult views, suffering  abusive sermons & antagonistic congregants. If it is  the particular church, in a particular place, in which they were raised, I am sympathetic up to a point. But that's where I want to point out that the metaphorical sword Jesus brings in Matthew 10:34 is permission to leave & never go back, & if it causes problems in the family & other social relationships, well, that's the price you gotta pay for a different peace of mind. Time to grow up & find a community that nurtures your spirituality & provides opportunities for compassionate service.

    "There ain't no sanity clause." Chico Marx

    by DJ Rix on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 02:19:53 PM PST

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