Well, I’ve been going to church ever since I was a squirt. I don’t have anything against the majority of Christians and I think much of the bible is very commendable. Although, as I’ve looked at a larger spectrum I have decided to turn away from my religion, that’s another story and is not what really pertains in this post.
Now, my real problem is now that I’ve accepted what I believe is the truth, I still have these Christian philosophies stuck in my head. For example: my friend had an out-of-body experience book and was gonna show it to me, but I said “nah, I’m busy” although I wasn’t. I was thinking about how a Christian isn’t supposed to see a fortuneteller, or deal with black magic, and the likes. There’s numerous things like that, which have been beaten into my head for about 11 years (I’m 16 now) and I just can’t seem to realize that it doesn’t pertain to me any more. I guess I’m just confused and need some deprogramming. I guess I just never realized that I didn’t really believe a lot that the bible said was wrong but I didn’t do it, just because that’s what it said. Seems kinda stupid doesn’t it. How do I deprogram myself? I know there has to be a way because they did it for many people that were in cults (not claiming Christianity is cult, I just have brain-washed symptoms.)
Also, how do you tell your parents you don’t believe in god without them skinning you? Currently I tell them I’m going to church but really go to Best Buy and play video games for 2 hours. Don’t tell anyone