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I woke up ready for a fight. I was training in the early hours while sleep. I planning my strategies and picking the words to use as weapons.

Last night my brother called me. Of course he was drunk, he said something about a bottle of whiskey. What worried me was he started off the conversation with an apology. I don't like my brother's apologies because they are normally for something I've forgotten about or already forgiven him for. So when he started to apologize for an email he forwarded to me, I became doubly worried. What sort of email would he forward and why would he suddenly feel the need to apologize. If he forwarded something about YES on 8, he would be deaf in moments. but what he said next shocked me.

He had gotten an email from a childhood family friend. Our families have been friends since before any of us were born. Whenever I hear about Steven from my mom, I always think to myself; "Sad, what happened to him. He was always such a nice guy." So when I heard my brother had received an email from Steven saying "you aren't exactly going to hell but you need to repent" My brother paused to hear my reaction, I could tell he was worried I would be mad at him... although I'm not sure why... of course I couldn't make sense of why he would forward me the email.. but then it came out. My brother eventually revealed why, "He thinks he can save you if you went with him to Church. Eric, He thinks he can FIX us." This made my blood boil.

Remember how I said I wondered what happened to him... Religion is the answer. He has been corrupted by religion, it's tainted and devoured his soul. he lost sight of the things that matter. He is using his own children as weapons against his parents. He and his wife didn't like that his parents weren't religious and didn't go to Church so they broke contact with them and wouldn't let their kids talk to their grandparents. I don't know how this ended or even if it is still ongoing. What I do know is that it's wrong to use kids as weapons to manipulate those that love them. Grrr.

After I got off the phone with my brother I decided to enjoy the rest of my weekend on not check my email until monday morning. But when I checked, I didn't see anything. I really want to see the email and even more I want to send Steven a response. A very well thought out, positive, hope you and yours are happy and healthy email. Of course I'm going to have to get in there something like, "I think love an family are so important to the well being of society. The thought of people being separated from the ones they love against there will seems monstrous to me." or "Sorry as much as you want me to go to hell for being different than you... it doesn't work like that. I won't be going to hell ever. I'm a good person, I follow the 10 commandments... even honor thy mother and father. " Ouch!

I just really want to see the email so I can start my response based on what he says. I'm so agitated with anticipation.


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Oct. 27th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
Gee. Do you think your brother forwarded it correctly. Could he have sent it to an old email you had. Seems like it should be there. I can't wait to read what you put together.


Oct. 30th, 2008 07:03 am (UTC)
I like the idea of cutting family ties and social ties from people who don't fit in well in the universe I live in... this could be why the email didn't get to you. Wrong universe.
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