i was talking to a deppressed girl who said she was only christain because she wanted to feel love but even though every night she prayrd that someone would love her but no one did, so i told her to do some reaserch on wicca and a week later she converted and now she is the most optomistic person in the school. the real thing is her fa,ily and her whole church hate god but are worshipping him because they want to feel loved and like they matter. does that count for all christains?and are the happy christains in deniel of they're depression?
that is the weirdest story I think I've heard in awhile, but no not all Christians are like that, and no, they are not all in denial about being in depression. My grams is a good example, she's a very optimistic person, and very outgoing and open minded. Very cool her personality did a total 180 though.
Just like Silver Vixen said, not all Christians feel like that. Some believe it whole heartedly. I grew up Christian because my mother forced me into it. I had to stay that way for a long time. My family knows that I don't believe that anymore but they still try to force me into it. Christianity made me feel inferrior and worthless, like nothing I did mattered because it wasn't going to be good enough anyway. My psychic talants were said to be from the devil and I was forced to hide it. I think it just wasn't right for me but it is for some people. I hope my experience helps you out. If you have any more questions feel free to send me a message.
wow gypsie thats rough i have the same situation but i got called out infront of a whole congragation and had an exercisum preformed on my lol i had some fun with it though i total screwed with the preists head when i started chanting curses and swearing enough to do a sailor proud in latin
I'm sorry but I find it very hard to believe an entire congregation has openly admitted to hating God and have self love issues. Perhaps it was a case of what she "thought" others felt.
There are people from all walks of faith who are in denial of depression, and frankly, if one is looking so desperatly to be loved by their God, it's not a matter of religious misplacement, but a case of severe psychological issues. Whatever God you choose to be your diety will love you, whether or not you choose to feel that love and love yourself in return is entirely up to you.
I know some people have bad experiences in the church...I did not.
I was raised Catholic for the better part of my life. My favorite Priest openly admitted to befriending Wiccans and Witch's not in an attempt to convert them, but understand God's children better.
The priest who baptized me was actually the reason I left the church and religion entirely, though he doesn't know it.
While in religion class one day he was asking questions and my answer for everything was Jesus. At one point he looked at me and said " Jesus isn't the answer to every question ". Everyone laughed and in my mind something simply clicked. I walked away from the church and the Christian God with no anger for them at all.
When I was Christian, I was happy. I loved God, God loved me and that was just that. My views of who and what that God is has evolved obviously, but I don't hate that God or the church. Infact, if it weren't for them...I may not be on the path I am now.
I was happy as a Christian and I'm happy as a non Christian.
I think Nevermore said it all, I too find it very hard to believe an entire congregation openly admitted to not enjoying Christianity as if this was the case then there would be no congregation at all I can guarantee this is not the case for all Christians as I am Catholic myself and am completely happy within the religion, If you wish to answer more question please feel free to mail me on the matter. BlackRobes, I mean no offence but I doubt your story somewhat, exorcisms today are fairly rare and require a rather rigorous passing of psychological tests, someone is never exorcised for exhibiting a different religion, ones that do take place rarely have people who get "freaked out" by Latin, it would probably take a fair amount of visual effects, now I do not wish to condemn you innocently so i would ask of which branch of Christianity it was and the procedure of the ritual?