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Monday, September 15, 2008

Wassup? I Do Not Think All Christians are Crazy....Just the Ones Posting Like They are Trying to Start A Cult!

After avoiding my own blog for a couple of days because some crazy people (OK, one) who feels the need to post their opinions over and over and try to force their beliefs on others, I just got really annoyed! Some people give Christianity a bad name.  Most "real" Christians, Jews, Buddhists, AA members or whatever do not feel the need to recruit people to their religion and figure if people are interested in their beliefs, they will ask! Its called attraction rather than promotion! I am pretty much a live and let live kind of person but since I have been bombarded with comments about AA and being told that Alcoholic Anonymous is of the devil, I am going to hell etc,. I have decided that I think that some people are just bored and feel the need to force their belief systems on others. They should try talking to people who are actually interested and have expressed interest in their organization!  While I have been a member of a Twelve Step Program for over twenty years, I am not on here  trying to recruit new members. If people are interested, they will ask. Its not my job to promote AA and I don't care one way or another if someone wants to be a part of the program or not.  Now if someone expresses interest, I am more than willing to discuss my experience with the organization.  All I have to say is if I don't ask you for spiritual assistance, don't feel the need to save me! I am doing just fine......really! 

To the people who read my blog who are Christian, I am in no way being disrespectful to the religion. I am just saying that I think that people who call themselves "Christians" and do nothing but post over and over and on people's blogs who are OBVIOUSLY not interested should follow some basic principals of respect. In my opinion, people who feel the need to "force" their belief system on others in person or posting on the net are just obsessive compulsive and are missing the point of spiritual programs. This is America and one of the things that makes this country great is there is no mandated religion.  I say live and let live.  I am a grown up who is capable of deciding if I want organized religion in my life. If I were searching for a spiritual program or organized religion,  I would be so turned off by some of the judgemental posts I have received that I would never consider Christianity as a way to better my life, in fact, I would see it as the enemy! 

On a happier note, I am working like crazy at my new job, getting a lot of training and working on my eating and exercise program.  My pants are starting to get really baggy which is a good thing! I miss everyone and am bummed I don't have much time to blog or post! I will weigh myself this week! 



maggie's mind said...

Please never feel like you need to avoid your own blog. I'd just delete the 8 million duplicate comments, maybe set up comment moderation for a bit if they continue, and move forward from there. It's more like spam than actual comments, so I wouldn't take it at all personally.

Glad you are noticing your clothes fitting more loosely! That is a good sign.

peppylady said...

Hi..I'm also part of Baby Tea Leaves "Hot for the Holidays".

I'll make my comment short.
One thing I found out about blogging it seem like there a lot of clicks and I notice different political and religion sticks together.
Anyhow I like visiting a wide variety of blogs it open my mind and heart.
Glad to hear your clothes are fitting looser.

If you have time stop on it and the coffee is on.

Brandie said...

Congrats on 10 months not smoking!!!

Om my goodness, I just took a look at the comments on your last post! That's ridiculous! I am Christian, but I agree with you. When someone goes and lives ridiculous, radical posts threatening people with whatever religious judgement might befall them, all it does is turn me off to what they're saying. These people give religion a bad wrap. And seriously, attacking the 12 step program? That's crazy -- those programs help so many people, like yourself.

Sorry about your experience with those comments -- please don't hide from us! We're not all crazy ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hey there, I just encountered the same issues today with this Patrick freak - I feel your pain. I found you while reading the comments on his blog & just wanted to say hey.

btw - I quit smoking in May!

MamaFlo said...

I'm so proud of you Diva!!
You are bound and determined with improving the quality of your life and you're doing it. Keep it up!!

Christie O. said...

hi!! totally unrelated but in response to your HFH comment -- way to go, sister!! i love finding inspiration in any possible place! congrats!!! and yayyy, bye bye one size!

Sherri said...

Diva, you better be saving some cash. I think a few new pieces of clothes will need to be purchased soon. Fantastic news!

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