Since so many people feel entitled to tell me what to believe and what I “should” be doing for my children this is my quick quip on that.
I will believe in what I want to believe.
I respect your decision to believe in what you want. I won’t and don’t criticize or put anyone down for having faith in God or anything/anyone else. Everyone is entitled to believe in what they want.
I appreciate your prayers and every single kind hearted thought I.. and my family have ever received from anyone, ever.
I DON’T appreciate and will no longer TOLERATE ANYONE telling me that I am harming my children by not believing. Please don’t tell me that things will be better with “God on my side” – if he’s on your side and you love me, then he’s on my team and that’s good enough for me. I will no longer accept people justifying Ben’s condition on the basis of “God only gives what we can handle”.
Ben deserves more than that.
I personally choose not to believe in God. I don’t need to justify my choices in faith, religion or spirituality. To anyone.
I BELIEVE in power and energy and positive thoughts.
I believe that the only way out of our situations are by being accountable and through changing them ourselves.
I believe that effort and patience and endurance is rewarded.
I believe that LOVE CONQUERS ALL.
I believe that Depeche Mode said it best when they wrote these lyrics:
“Now I’m not looking for absolution Forgiveness for the things I do But before you come to any conclusions Try walking in my shoes”
Please respect and allow me to live and believe in what I want. Just as I respect yours.
If you can’t stand by my side as the person I am (and I will not be changing anytime soon) then feel free to “un-friend” me in whichever way you feel necessary. You’ll be doing us both a favor.