Posted November 24, 2018 09:02:38 As a former Jehovah’s Witness, I was raised in a Christian home, which I now consider to be a cult.
This was not a loving environment for anyone.
As a child, I spent a lot of time alone and in fear of being alone.
I was constantly told that I was ‘weak’ and that I ‘did not know God’.
I was taught that my life was ‘a fraud’ and ‘a waste of time’.
I spent countless hours reading the Bible and believing that it was the word of God.
I did not understand why I was supposed to be doing this to myself.
I became convinced that I had to ‘believe’ it.
After I was expelled from my Christian home and was put into foster care, I started to see the world differently.
I had never seen a woman before in my life, and I found it hard to believe that I could ever be with a woman.
I struggled to reconcile my religious beliefs with my new reality.
When I became an atheist, it took me a long time to accept my own lack of faith.
For many years, I believed that I would be able to reconcile the faith I had with the world around me.
However, I realised that my faith was no longer a personal, internal one.
For some, it can feel as if you have to be ‘faithful’ to yourself.
It feels as if, because of your faith, you cannot accept other people.
I feel that, for many people, their faith can feel like a burden.
I’ve often been asked how I’ve become so certain of my belief.
I don’t want to answer this question, because I fear that it will cause others to think I’m an idiot or even worse, a liar.
My answers are a mixture of the hope that God will help me reconcile the conflicting thoughts that I have about my faith and the hope to be honest with myself about how my faith has shaped my life.
My belief was shaped by a combination of a childhood spent in a fundamentalist Christian home that taught me that God had to be in charge and that if I wanted to do good, I had no choice but to obey him.
It also shaped my belief in the concept of faith and how it was a personal journey, not something I had decided to believe or act upon.
It was not my belief that I needed to believe everything I heard and read in order to be good.
My faith was something I could discover through my own experience and research, which meant that I found faith as something that happened to me.
As an adult, I have found that my beliefs have grown in my faith, and have led me to see things in a different light.
I have learned to trust my own experiences and beliefs more than other people’s, and to feel more at peace with myself when I see myself as ‘believing’ something.
I find that I no longer need to ‘Believe’ everything.
I believe that my belief is the same as anyone else’s belief.
My hope is that God, through the power of His love, will open up my mind to new and exciting ideas, which will allow me to discover a new way of living.
As my faith grows, so too will my outlook.
I will no longer believe that there is a god or a supernatural being that is in charge of everything, and that everything in the universe is governed by divine law.
I no, no longer have to believe ‘God is good’ or ‘God does not exist’.
In fact, I no more need to believe in ‘God exists’.
I will have faith in God and His love.
God is in control.
God makes everything possible.
God loves us all.
Faith is what brings us joy and happiness.
Faith will not bring you happiness.
My life has always been full of joy, and my faith brings me joy every day.
I know that it’s important for me to express my faith in the most personal way I can, and this is what I’ve done through my blog.
My experience has led me down a road of self-discovery.
In my heart, I know I have to ‘befaithful to myself’ to have faith, but I also know that faith can be found in any situation.
I still believe in God, and am willing to let Him take control of my life in the future.
If I have a choice between living a life of faith, which is a bit like being raised in the cult I grew up in, and living a real life, which has more in common with life in a loving and supportive environment, I will always choose to live a life that is full of hope and love.
The words of my dear friend, Elizabeth, have always been in my heart.
She said: ‘If you believe that God is your guardian angel, you’re going