thread: 2005-08-05 : Going Home

On 2005-08-08, Kevin Heckman wrote:

Clinton, you capture exactly how I feel about Christianity.  Only I went in the opposite direction and am a public apostate to my family and such.  It sucks and is often lonely.  If only I could just cross that little line, I would have this awesome relationship with my parents and many of my friends.  It would be so easy—seductively easy.  But for whatever reason I can't bring myself to do it.  I genuinely like most deeply religious people.  I admire their optimism, their sense of compassion, their conviction.  But it's just not me.

Over the past ten years (it's been that long?!) since I came out of the atheistic closet to my parents, it's been a drawn-out struggle to rebuild our relationship.  We both want one.  But it feels like building a road around a mountain, instead of straight through it, except instead of a mountain, there's just a void.  The elephant in the room that no one talks about.  *sigh*


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