hey all (srry bout bad spelling, doin this on mobile)) but my parents, mainly mother, wants to go to this southern baptist church. I have a predisposition to get migraines, and this church has everything that gives me one. old people perfume, makeup, heat(stuffy), excessive noise, and the noise being fundamentalist christian ignorance (i have nothing wrong with modern/intelligent christians, but i haye facebook open christians bcuz they r so ignorant. my mother is a strong believer in the "perfect christian family" mentality. how do i convince my mother to let me stay home? please help, this church is literally painful!
I'm sorry you're going thru that Ryan. I grew up in the Bible Belt South and was forced to attend assembly of god and pentecostal churches with my mother. Course, we were so poor, going 'anywhere' was a big event to us as I knew after church we'd go out to a real restaurant too :) I don't know you're age but if you're under 18, you may not have a choice going. As a young child, I suspected about the smoke-and-mirrors trickery of religion and viewed it as silly, fake and money-making. I asked my mother if I could go sit in the 'family/nursery' room which included lots of stained glass art images. Albeit the stained glass has 'religious' images and the sermon audio was piped-into that room... hardly anybody was ever in that 'family/nursery' room so I enjoyed privacy and could block-out the religous audio by day dreaming about all the beautiful stained glass art. You might consider finding a secluded church room to go into if your mother forces you to go and does not belive you about the headaches - then take your hand-help video game or a cool book to occupy your time while there. Hopefully your mother will think you're absorbing the religious messages and just be happy you're there (she may be simply wanting company going to church). Then when you turn 18, you'll can state you don't want to go to church. Good luck.
How old are you? What role does your father have in your decision making? Does he agree with your mother?
tell em tithe is no more than a bribe. take hold of your own life.
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