Love your priest and let your priest love you.
Why should I struggle to remain ignorant?
Same as you felt, when you realized that Santa is not real.
It is not my fault that others can't tell fiction and reality apart.
It was a struggle for this atheist. It was hard to shake the fear instilled during indoctrination. It created a void....
At age 10, in Catholic school, I started to question. Yes, a struggle it was.
I was admonished with, "Jesus died for you, you ungrateful impudent brat and sinner.... You just wait till He comes back to smite you into Hell for eternal torture..... because He loves you."
--Spoken by Sister Mary Immaculate, my loving 4th grade teacher.
We were not allowed to question. That was my biggest clue...
Aw. Isn't this cute?
Flowerchild asks a question from one of her sock-puppet accounts, and then got onto her FLOWERCHILD account, and answered her own question.
We haven't "handed ourselves over" to anyone - it's your lot that spend your lives on your knees asking forgiveness from your all loving slave-master.
One assumes much in their delusion as there was no need to remain as I was born, without the need of the gods. It was simply looking into all of the faiths, beliefs and religions along with their gods and the realization that they are of man and for man. Mankind needed to come to terms with their ignorance of that which they felt was significant in life but did not understand so they created the gods.
To what? Did my research..became an atheist...that's it.
Athiests = first Americans to bend at the knee to Islam and convert.
The choice of atheism is a mistake dear, declaring to be atheist is also a mistake, as it solidifies the mistake even further.