Comment: An epiphany and smoking shoes

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An epiphany and smoking shoes

I was raised in the catholic church and as soon as I left school I ran as far and fast as I could from organized religion...there must have been smoke coming from the bottom of my shoes when I finally slowed down to realize what I was really running from....hypocrisy...power and control....spiritual abuse and enslavement...

And many years later...I had an epiphany....and the epiphany was simple...it was that Jesus was a good guy....an incredible guy....a prophet...a teacher....and what he was telling us...was the the kingdom of God is within you...not in the church..not by way of the pope or the king or the dictator trying to rule you....but in you....and that give's you the power to be free...and you don't need anyone to give it to you...you already have it....you just need to open your heart to it...you are that powerful....

and what a mighty threat that was...