The most depressing thing to me these days, is that no matter how hard I try to inform my Catholic family of the truth, they only meet me with anger and fight.
I try to let them know, in every way I can, that they are wrong... I tell them about the Pope. I tell them about that they are not even following the Bible. They tell me I am wrong, and have no idea what I am talking about. They also admit they have never read the Bible fully.... They make no sense, and argue pointless things, that have no base in anything. They eat that vile disgusting filth they call "pork", with no care that I have to leave the area when they do. Lately, they seem to like to not give any warning before they contaminate the air with that filth. I tell them that every religion I have ever heard of is not supposed to eat that nastiness, but they think it is ok for some reason.. because "so many people eat it" No matter how I tell them I could show them in the Bible and the Qur'an (not to mention the Torah) several spots where it clearly shows they are wrong.
I guess I am just more or less venting my frusteration with these unreasonable people. They do not make sense, and thier arguments are things like telling me the sky is not blue, or up is down. They can not prove anything, and when I prove something, they just get mad. They try to take cheap shots at my lifestyle.. talking about how we smoke ganja and lock our hair (making it harder to find work) and they say this in a poor attempt to hurt my feelings.. But if I say something like "but you guys eat swine, drink alcohol, abort babies, approve of homosexuality, and your priests get away with molesting chilren" -they look at me like I'm making it all up, or like they dont see the problem with any of it.
They ask me why I respect and "follow" every other religion but Catholicism, when I was raised Catholic... I try to explain, Jah showed me the truth, and I thank Him for it... but they must hear "I just want to make your life dificult) I try for hours to talk some reason into them, only to end up with a sore throat and my whole family mad at me. Problem is, I love them, and maybe it's that love, maybe it's Jah Himself -but something won't let me quit on them.
... I guess that's it, just my rant. No question to ask, or advice to request. I guess nothing can be done, I have to battle uphill, and never reach the top. They will never hear me, and I have to watch them follow the beast away from Jah. No matter how much I scream to them to watch out, they just keep bumbling backwards, like dumb lemmings, following eachother to thier doom.
I feel terrible saying that about my family, but that's how they appear after years of trying to reason.. I am just starting to see that they will match my efforts with resistance.. all the time, acting like idiots, stubborn in thier wrong ways, happy with thier ignorance.
Here's a picture for you: a person walking down a hall saying "dum, dee, dum..." walks right into a wall >WHAM<, backs up, runs into the same wall, backs up, runs into the same wall, backs up, runs into the same wall, backs up, runs into the same wall, backs up, runs into the same wall, backs up, runs into the same , backs up, runs into the same wallwall, backs up, runs into the same wall....
Get me?? That's how they appear to me, no matter how I love them.
Jah Help Them... please