Growing up in Organized religions like Christianity or Catholicism is so damaging… Especially for us who are mentally ill.
Why? Because it teaches us to have blind fucking faith instead of facing the issues in a healthy way. Whenever my bp acted up I remember people telling me to have faith and I just needed to pray more and seek Jesus. What a load of shit.
It’s one thing to have faith and know there’s a higher power that is inside of you and supports you. Something bigger than us that can help us see logic in most things and help us find reason and understanding in suffering. But it’s another to never deal with your emotional baggage and throw it under the rug to just leave it because it’ll work out.
Those types of habits permeate the rest of our actions and screw us up.
Sorry I’m venting. I have a lot more to say but I should get some sleep.