Her beliefs - they work for her. Wonderful. Go for it.
At some point I saw Darrin rolling his eyes - SIL's form of Christianity is scary as hell and even Darrin starts to doubt when this woman starts to preach. She launched into a if you don't stand with me monologue that worried me because she has the fear of witches. "Lord Jesus there are witches..." I couldn't help but think that 'they' were closer than she realized. While I didn't keep my mouth shut to save my life, I did keep my mouth shut to save the reunion and the rest of my family from her prejudices and preaching.
I'm back home now, safe for now, wondering how long I will keep silent. At what point do I step forward and just explain myself. I follow a natural path, my beliefs are my own and I chose not to believe in your god(s). I still love you - please notice I've been good to you for years, not for a reward in heaven or because I fear hell, just because we are all creatures on this planet at this time.
|Days growing shorter but this seems to be the hottest part of summer,|
only a few daisy blooms this late in the season.
I like how the buds look like fairies in the evening light.
All of us should be following what we believe. I can't see life being any better than being free to believe and live as we want to, except maybe being able to tell anyone who asks "This is what I believe" and know that they will accept me and love me just as I am.