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To: Kolokotronis

Your comment sadly reflects so much about Western culture.
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It reflects a normal reaction to be abused as a child by nuns.


12 posted on 04/10/2009 7:06:35 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: wintertime
"It reflects a normal reaction to be abused as a child by nuns."

I too went to Catholic parochial school. I was told in the first grade that unless one submitted to the Pope of Rome, it was off to hell with you. I ran home crying because I thought my Greek grandparents were doomed. Later we were told that if we "missed Mass" and got run over on the way to school on Monday, off to hell with you. I went to the Divine Liturgy so I had nightmares for a few weeks. The list of what the Sisters of Mercy pulled goes on. But it never lead me to reject The Church or to refuse to observe the feasts of the Liturgical Year. What it lead me to do is to reject and ultimately ignore what "some silly nun said", as I was advised by an very old, very kind Irish monsignor, who, BTW, loved "Holy Ortodoxy and the Holy Ortodox people", as he called it and us.

Its time to put those childhood traumas away, wt.

17 posted on 04/11/2009 2:58:08 AM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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