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Saying Goodbye, Officially, To My Old Faith

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Ashoka, Aug 14, 2022.

  1. Ashoka

    Ashoka Dia duit Bríd

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    Tonight I did something I have been scared to do.

    I kept in my possession books, holy cards, statues...things that I had when I was a Catholic. Even though I walked away from Catholicism and Christianity in general, there was something...something that felt wrong about getting rid of old things. But, tonight I finally did. If I am going to move on in my deconstruction and in my faith, I have to let old things go.

    I feel good. I feel cleansed. Like I can finally move on.

    Just wanted to share.
     
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  2. Vinayaka

    Vinayaka devotee
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    Things are a great start to any mental programming, which is likely more important, as that can cause a lot of confusion. I still have 'the country' in me, from the apt saying, 'you can take the boy from the country, but not the country from the boy' . A couple of times a year, I get great comfort from returning home to rural. But that's not the same as religion, where you're more likely to return to discomfort.
    Best wishes in making a complete transition. Sorry for any intrusion on your journal.
     
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  3. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    It's nice to return to nature on its terms, not ours.
     
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  4. The Hammer

    The Hammer Fork-Beard
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    Good luck. Breaking old cultural chains is a long and tough process. Let me know if you want any advice.
     
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  5. JustGeorge

    JustGeorge Unknown Member
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    :glomp:

    Its a big step. Congratulations. :)
     
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  6. YoursTrue

    YoursTrue Faith-confidence in what we hope for (Hebrews 11)

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    Just wondering where you're going to. I was born into a religion and examined other religions but nothing really made sense to me although culturally and religiously I was Jewish. I eventually became an atheist but later on needed God and prayed to know Him. I needed a force stronger than myself and the people (experts) around me. He showed Himself to me (spiritually, of course). It was a long process. May God bless you as you continue.
     
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    RestlessSoul Well-Known Member

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    You can check out any time you like...
     
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  8. paradox

    paradox (㇏(•̀ᵥᵥ•́)ノ)

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    That feeling when you recognize nobody is going to punish you :)

    But did you really wake up?
     
  9. PureX

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    Stuff is just stuff. I think it's important not to let it own or hinder us. Like religion, itself, it's there to use, not to be used by.
     
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