Originally posted by @js357
It’s funny but I see you as being in a very precarious psychological position.
An interesting observation and which I think is true of all religious people to some extent. Take myself for example; I tell this forum on a regular basis that I am a sincere Christian and yet the Christians here either don’t believe me or call me a son of Satan.
And why? Because I refuse to succumb to tidal wave of psychological bullying that accompanies non-compliance within religious groups and is manifested in here if one does not toe-the-party-line so to speak. A quick look at the “Leaving” thread bears this out.
I myself am torn between the rational and the irrational and in the past have felt the psychological burden of compliance weighing heavily on my wellbeing. I’m simply not doing it anymore. I left organised religion 20 years ago and I will never go back under any circumstances whatsoever, I am still a little angry at times when I think back on how I was treated; and I wasn’t treated that badly!
The burden of belief, proof, salvation, works, everything, lies with God not with man. It’s his job to sort this shlt out, not ours. I’ll happily bow the knee to him, but I’m not bending over to religion ever again.
Happy Boxing Day!