Random thoughts from my writing time this morning:

When I was a teenager, I had no fear of bodily harm. I guess that trait served me well when I was out on the street. I went wherever I wanted to and did anything I wanted to and it never once entered my mind that I should think of being afraid.

When I was a teenager, there were people in my life pulling strings and making decisions for me that I never knew anything about. They gave up responsibility for me so they wouldn’t have to be inconvenienced, and they put me on the street, but when I did some things that made life uncomfortable for them, they took authority back without asking me for my opinion. Not that I had one. I had been thoroughly alienated to my own power and never questioned what happened to me.

When people set up a system of religion, it always gets more complicated and less godly as time goes on. Even if it starts out with the most delightful simplicity, the longer it exists the more rules and regulations will be piled on as various people who are in charge impose their own visions of how it should be.

All systems of man are such, not just religious ones. It’s just disappointing that the religious ones follow the same demise as the ones that don’t exist to honor God.

Written by Tina Gasperson

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