I know a couple of nice nuns from my high school, but in my earlier days I went to a Catholic summer camp, and they were mean. My mom told me stories of nuns hitting your fingers with rulers. I went to confessions a while ago, but at this point is it safe to be in a room with a priest by yourself? In college I didn’t do it because I didn’t want to be in a room or in a box with a guy by myself.
I have family members who are deeply religious, stayed in church all day on Sundays but that was never me. I could never stay in church for 8 hours or more, lol. I also have uncles and cousins who are ministers/pastors/reverends/elders and have their own churches. I just made up my mind at an early age to treat people the way I want to be treated, and give back by volunteering. I’m just at the turn on Mass on the radio stage, and I can sing the hymns off key in the house, in my car, or the subway haha. I make occasional visits (like if I can sneak in the back and no one notices me). Years of bad experiences have mostly turned me off. You can even arrange for them to bring mass to your house or a version of it. I’m not sure what they call it. My mom did it once and they brought the Virgin Mary statue and everything. The part where they wanted people to come to my house to worship was where we drew the line. At this point that’s the only way I’ll go to Mass every Sunday by them coming to me haha.
I read somewhere that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie while married built a chapel in their backyard and had the pastor come to them. I’m starting to understand why they did that. Keep the backstabbers out and you don’t have no problems. You’re so right on quite a few of them being hypocrites. A lady who calls herself “God child’s” was the biggest backstabber in my school days. She spent her time plotting to destroy me, spread rumors amongst other things. You’re supposed to be “Christian” and “Holy Ghosting” but acting like a devil? And the worst part is old friends defend her like I’m the bad girl for staying away and not tolerating bad behavior. I’ll continue to stay away. F*** them.