TELL ME A TALE IN 120 WORDS

tmat120

Today’s prompt is:  A little about your beliefs, faith, lack thereof, or why you don’t want to talk about it (please, no attacks on other’s beliefs).

I was brought up in a pretty strict Catholic household. Every Sunday at 6.30am my mother would rouse us from our beds, and we’d be getting ready for the 7am Mass.

I attended Catholic schools, and in my world, at that time the priests were God’s representatives, and we dare not ever question them.

It wasn’t until after school that I began to read about the church and the goings on within it.

I came to realise that religion was a means of controlling people. The Church’s attitude to women is shamefully  disgraceful and the obscenity of child sexual abuse has deeply troubled my sense of belief, especially so when a priest I was friends with was convicted of abuse.

 

Written for: https://rantingalong.wordpress.com/2017/08/03/oelles-tales-first-thursday-of-the-month-tmat120-writing-prompt-for-august/

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9 Responses to TELL ME A TALE IN 120 WORDS

  1. floridaborne says:

    Wow! This is so powerful.

  2. MC Clark says:

    I agree about religion being used to control people. For good or bad, I haven’t been inside a church, other than for wedding and funerals, for years.

  3. Jael Sook says:

    It would be rather shattering to have a friend convicted of such abuse.

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