My brother told me that im no longer in the family because Im an atheist.Then he told me that im a sad person and god will never love me again and God wants to smite me and everyone like me. I looked and laughed at him.
It's way too late for that in my case (Dad's dead, Mom's 87), but you'd think that I'd get at least one of 3 siblings that could see reason. But no, they're all religbious. To be fair, I only got over it a couple of years ago. I am so happy to find out that my sister's kids are nontheists. Yay!
All this is by way of saying I wish I could have some new sisters, and yeah, sisters can be pretty uselss too. Mind you, I like their kids.
"God loves you like a Father. No matter where you go, he always knows where you are. You can't hide from the love of God. He just wants you to let him show you how much he loves you and all that you have to do is let him. No matter what is happening in your life, God is always there to love you."
Not said directly to me, but delivered as part of a sermon that some unusual circumstances caused me to attend. It didn't help that the message was delivered by a grey-haired old woman using a sing-song voice. I had to wonder if that's the kind of thing going through the minds of pedo-priests and they're seeing themselves as bringing such 'love' into the physical realm.