The irony sometimes hurts me to think about.
I grew up a fundamentalist Christian. I remember how judgmental I was of others for not believing the same thing I did.
I'm simply astonished at the quick judgments religious people pass off on others. It smacks in the face of the basic tenet of religion - DO NOT JUDGE! TAKE THE LOG OUT OF YOUR OWN EYE .... THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR - PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR **OWN** BEHAVIOR.
God this makes me so mad - to see this kind of arrogant judgmental behavior ON THIS FUCKING FORUM.
We're here to learn how to LOVE OURSELVES, not to be SHAMED!
For all you religious people who want to snap judge other people, proclaiming another person's behavior a "sin" because of a PERSONAL BELIEF - KEEP IT TO YOURSELF.
And yes, your faith is a *personal belief* and not the law of the land to be crammed down other people's throats, no matter how fervently you believe in your religion.
It's a heroes journey, and you are the hero.
Loving Kindness Meditation will dramatically improve your spirits; give it a try for just 3 days: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz7cpV7ERsM