How religion, specifically Christianity, saved me.

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    Apr 13, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
    One of the big parts of the crucifixion story is how one of the apostles denied that he was a friend of jesus' and then a crow crowed three times or he denied it three times and then a crow died or something along those lines, I forget. Anyway, when I was struggling with how I was going to live my life - hidden and more burdensome than anyone deserves or unhidden and on as even a ground with others that I could find - I was pretty spiritual, good catholic irish-american saint patrick's day lovin hard drikin' hard working mutt. What drove me to come out was the idea that if the lesson to learn from the apostle's story was that we shouldn't deny what we are, then I, as a good christian, was obliged by jesus himself to come out, and so I did. Thank you, Jesus.
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    Apr 13, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    Thank god that wine was involved
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    Apr 14, 2010 12:50 AM GMT
    Bravo!
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    Apr 14, 2010 4:04 AM GMT
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    Apr 14, 2010 4:13 AM GMT
    As a fundamentalist, being gay was a huge stumbling block. Praying hard about it, I asked God for an answer; was he testing me because he had great things in store for me?

    No answer, of course, but an epiphany. I reasoned that being gay was not a test of my ability to resist sin, it was a gift. God made me gay. And if he made me this way, I had no reason to hate myself for what he created. And, I had no reason to resist the urge to be with men.

    As soon as I released those shackles, the rest of the universe came into plain view. Every story I ever read, every shit-ass chick-flick movie. I understood why Captain Pike dug the green chick, and why Bonnie dug Clyde.

    For that I thank fundamental Christianity. Of course, epiphanies come at a price: when your vision clears, EVERYTHING is revealed. So, bye bye Christianity, hello atheism. I know now why I exist.

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    Apr 14, 2010 4:23 AM GMT
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    Apr 14, 2010 11:10 AM GMT
    Damn! Now I remember the story. It wasn't a crow. It was a COCK! How could I forget that so important piece of the story. Why did I block out the part about the COCK? There's very little information in the bible about the COCK. Satan must be COCK blocking me.
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    Apr 14, 2010 12:01 PM GMT
    You guys are funny.
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    Apr 14, 2010 12:08 PM GMT
    COCK!
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    Apr 14, 2010 12:18 PM GMT
    Well i can see your point. After you died, do u want to go to heaven or hell? Are you worried about going to hell?

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    Apr 14, 2010 12:24 PM GMT
    I live in New Jersey.
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    Apr 14, 2010 12:42 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said Of course, epiphanies come at a price: when your vision clears, EVERYTHING is revealed.



    My epiphany re vision clearing came at Lenscrafters when I forswore the farkakte bifocal contact lenses they had upsold to me last year, which were fucking with my ability to play Solitaire on my Blackberry at night, confusing the 8s and the 6s, the kings and the jacks and stuff, and just got normal ones and a few pairs of reading glasses from Rite Aide.

    Praise Him!