By: DAVID RICE Re: Christianity=division My brother is a fundamentalist Christian. I am an

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By: DAVID RICE Re: Christianity=division From: kateb@pop.jaxnet.com (Kate Bragg) ======================================= My brother is a fundamentalist Christian. I am an atheist. My brother and his wife have taught their children since they could CRAWL, that I was evil and despicable and not very nice. I didn't really care. Sometimes I even thought it was funny to see fear in their eyes at their "evil" Aunt Kate. Well, it isn't funny anymore. His oldest daughter (aged 19), is having severe doubts about Christianity and all of the bullshit it entails. Through this has come to her the realization that I am not the evil myth that they have been taught. When she first came to me with all of this, I told her that I had to tread carefully and not get caught up in the middle of this, because sooner or later, they would find a way to blame ME for whatever happened between my niece and her family. This has happened. On chrismas day, my brother and his family refused to go to my grandfather's house for the traditional Chrismas breakfast until my children and I left. I must add that my Grandpa is 90 and in poor health, and this would have most likely been his very last chrismas. There is a lot more to this story that I won't go into, but I wanted to point out that when people here say that fundies are harmless--- they aren't. But they have an amazing capacity for seeing themselves as blameless in whatever happens and putting blame on someone who had nothing whatsoever to do with whatever is going on in their lives. I am a victim of such treatment. Now I am in fear of them. I just don't deal too well with crazy people. ... "Leave it to an ATHEIST to decide there is no god." -- net.fundy * Shy.David@EdenBBS.com --- Silver Xpress Mail System 5.4H1 * Origin: "And furthermore, 'Don't call me brother.'" (1:124/9005) SEEN-BY: 13/13 90/90 102/735 890 103/2 104/821 105/103 107/411 123/1 SEEN-BY: 129/11 133/707 138/146 147/76 153/800 920 157/586 167/92 1103 SEEN-BY: 200/204 202/1207 203/15 206/2711 218/801 809 907 234/100 245/6910 SEEN-BY: 251/12 260/10 801 261/1137 270/101 102 103 104 272/82 280/1 SEEN-BY: 282/1 4073 283/121 292/876 320/119 340/20 344/3 346/49 348/105 SEEN-BY: 355/2 362/37 369/110 372/200 379/10 380/25 387/31 396/1 406/100 SEEN-BY: 600/253 760/600 2002/2002 2430/1423 2433/225 2490/3001 2605/606 SEEN-BY: 2613/5 2622/0 2624/306 2806/1 3401/308 3412/1114 3550/500 3611/18 SEEN-BY: 3612/240 3615/7 50 3619/25 3637/1 3653/777 3805/3 7107/9 @PATH: 124/9005 1 396/1 270/101 218/801

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