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Whether or Not It Is From Religion

A.

“I’m ambidexterous. The nuns would hit my left hand when I wrote because I was supposed to use my right hand. When my right hand got tired when I wrote a paper at home, I would just switch hands.”

Things are supposed to be a certain way, aren’t they? There can’t be anything different from the norm, you’ll have to abide by our rules.

“who’s rules?”
ours.
“I thought I was listening to God’s rules.”
We have interpreted God’s rules. It is for your own good.
“Doesn’t the Bible state that YOUR bahavior and your changing the Bible is wrong?”

That is when the child was shut up again. Quickly.

Sometimes rules are needed to be instilled. They didn’t care how the rules would be enforced even though they preferred swiftly, cunningly, and angrily.

B.

“She beat me because I spilled some milk. She was showing me what Jesus would do.”

It is strange how people choose to instill the word of Christ. It is amazing how people get a “power trip” by putting a ruler to someone’s hands

when you let someone else tell you that you can’t be married, when you let someone else tell you that you can’t have children, when you let someone else tell you that you can’t have sex (well, isn’t that why they molest little boys?), when you let someone else tell you that you can’t drink, when you let someone else tell you that you can’t have any fun, when you let someone else tell you that you can’t have your life back

wouldn’t you do your damnedest to take a little bit of life away from everyone else

well, that is probably what they did. they will take every power trip they can get

C.

“But when they go to a private school they have better manners than kids who went through a public school. Kids just need that strict direction in their life.”

I knew a woman who went to a Catholic school and she wore a ton of make-up and she smoked and drank and she screwed anything she could

I knew a woman who went to a public high school and she was an honor student and she was in a sport and she never drank, and she never smoked, and she never did anything wrong - and she never went to church.

maybe it is not religion that keeps them in line. it could be that strictness coming from anyone, like the parents, religions, or friends. it could be being raised with rules, or morals, or values, or standards. whether or not is is from religion is irrelevant.




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