|Elias||# Posted on January 23, 2013 at 11:53 am|
I don’t ever remember being innocent, in that life was ever without a care for me. However, I remember becoming scared shitless of religion, and because of that, death, and because of that, life in general. I was 8, and a circuit rider was at our Methodist church, and was calling on kids to come up and be ‘saved’. I came up out of sheer terror, and that terror of Christianity stuck with me until I was 39. Then, thank God, I discovered Orthodoxy, and learned what Christianity really is and was baptized an Orthodox Christian on Pentacost in 2010. My mom and dad’s divorce a few years after I was ‘saved’ was the next devastating thing that happened in my early life. Those two events are what destroyed any idea I’d ever had of feeling safe.