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Fundamentalist Religion


Several years ago, I married this guy.  Little did I know at the time, but he was a member of a fundamentalist Christian religion.  He was "lapsed" when I married him .... needless to say.  Otherwise, I would have played a different hand.

Shortly after the marriage, he informed me that, according to his religion,  a divorced person who remarries is "committing adultery".  That made me feel real good, I can tell you, but it was just the tiniest of what was to come.

I suggested we begin going to his Church.  Slap me upside the head, but I did. 

OOooooh, scary, scary.   

 Next, I hear the the Ten Commandments have been done away with because there is a "New Law".    Only they couldn't tell me what the new law was. 

Then, I'm told women aren't allowed to speak up in Bible Study. 

 Okay, so I couldn't present my position that all modern day law that I'm familiar with was origianally based on the Ten Commandments.

So then, If I didn't help him with his Bible Study lessons he couldn't figure them out,  but if I have a question about the Bible I'm supposed to ask him, not the congregation.  What's wrong with this picture.

Next, he tells me I can't wear make-up or perfume to Church.

Hey, I'm a duck out of water here.  Make-up is my middle name.  Perfume is a spice of my life.

We can't associate with anybody socially outside the Church.

The hairs on the back of my neck are tingling.

Dancing isn't allowed.

Hey., these people are sure a lot of fun to be around.

The only Christians are those that are baptised into this particular church.

If I don't get dunked, I'm going to Hell.

At so called "parties", it's men on one side of the room, women on another.

Well, needless to say, I kicked over the traces.  It took me 2 months. 

Now, I'm wallowing in  "sinfulness" by enjoying my Catholic friends, my Mormon buddies, dancing 'til the sun comes up, eating lunch with Methodists, going to the movies with Episcoplaians, and this weekend, I'm going to the Rez with my friends who all belong to the Native American church.    I don't even care if a person goes to church at all, to tell you the truth, if we're simpatico, we're simpatico.

And if I've stepped on any toes, I apologize sincerely.




Entry #8


Comment by shalini - November 4, 2005, 11:47 am
Your sinfulness sounds like fun and what life should be.
Comment by pacattack05 - November 4, 2005, 11:54 am
WoW!!!!! All those restrictions.....
Are you sure you're not talking about the muslim religion. LOL

P.S. You forgot to mention you have to cover your face with a veil. LOL
LANTERNComment by LANTERN - November 4, 2005, 12:12 pm
It took you 2 months too long.
As soon as he told you about the deal with the Ten Commandments, that should had been more than enough.
Before you get into anything like that ask questions just in case.
Comment by Rip Snorter - November 4, 2005, 1:03 pm
Someone showed me a newspaper cartoon the other day by Patrick Oliphant (guy's been around forever... I was surprised to see he's still alive).

God at a drafting table surrounded by angels looking over his shoulder. "I've been trying to perfect some kind of intelligent design," says God, "But all I keep comin up with is a bunch of simple-minded right wing fundamentalist religious fanatics.

"I think I'll just let the whole thing evolve."

Comment by cowgirlpoet - November 4, 2005, 3:08 pm
And there's the one where St. Peter is welcoming people in, and there's a door that says "Private..No Admittance" "What's that?" asks a new guy "Oh" says St. Peter, "That's for the Christian Fundamentalists. They think they're the only ones here".
konaneComment by konane - November 4, 2005, 7:52 pm
Did you see "Trading Spouses" (Fox non-cable) a couple of nights ago?? One woman on there must have been from the same church as you were talking about.

Hope you can catch the rest of that show next week where previews show her going ballistic saying the money they receive for participating (which is allocated by the other spouse) is tainted because the other spouse was a hypnotherapist and very metaphysical. I'm marking the calendar and having the popcorn ready for that episode!!
Comment by cowgirlpoet - November 7, 2005, 11:18 am
For sure! I'll watch that episode.

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