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The Lutheran's have stolen my brother

  1. Castlepaloma profile image22
    Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago

    Countless time I hear about how Religion that separate families or friends unless you belong to that group's Religion or Cult. At one time my brother and I had a very close relationship, today, my Bro is a pastor. He dose not even sent me as much as a Christmas card. My Ex wife was a Baha’i She tried to steel my Daughter away from me. Right now I am living with a guy who is divorcing his wife over Religion and they are both Christian's. This is the main reason I came on HP, in order to understand Religion better.

    Any of you out there, have had similar problems with Religion's?

    1. A Troubled Man profile image59
      A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to the world religions created. Sounds like you understand it quite well. lol

      1. Castlepaloma profile image22
        Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        LoL  Gee, that makes me feel better

        Well,  I do have a few find healthy relationships with religious people, since they totally surround us, anyway

        1. Castlepaloma profile image22
          Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Nobody else had a family member's mind and body snatched away from a Cult group

    2. Jeff Berndt profile image93
      Jeff Berndtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'd never heard of anyone's family member being stolen away by the Lutherans before. Lutherans are generally pretty laid back.

      Are you sure you and your brother don't have other issues to work out besides religious differences?

      But yeah, in my younger days I've had people refuse to go out with me because of my religion--or I ought to say, because of their religion. My religion never told me not to date anyone, not to be friends with anyone, not to treat anyone with anything less than respect and kindness.

      This is not to say that I've never been disrespectful or unkind to anyone. I have, to my shame. But if I treated someone disrespectfully or unkindly, it was because of me, not because of my religion.

      Some people do like to use their religion as an excuse to be a jerk, though. Sounds like you've had dealings with several of them.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image22
        Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        When I say cult, it is a short form for a kind of culture which a hardcore members, who over dwells within their group. I do respect everyone, just feel I'm shut out by their group in my case to their limited thinking from just one book..

        More people say they are spiritual rather than Religious,
        Maybe it's these kinds of people i'LL move more of my attention to and  hang out more often with them.

        Thanks

    3. AEvans profile image70
      AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No. But I believe.


      For your brother being a Pastor he should not turn the other cheek, he should embrace you. There has to be deeper rooted issues for your roommate to Divorce his wife, even though they are both Christians. As for your ex-wife I really have not studied Baha'i so I do not know if that had anything to do with her trying to take your daughter. If it is because you do not believe in any general religion then that is wrong.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image22
        Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        My brother says I do not support his spiritual journey. What's that? the flight of the 99% unknown world and Universe of the wild blue yonder.

        Ex Wife con artist is the worst mistake of my life , I married her within 3 months and she wiped my out of my bank accounts several times. She got a green card out of the deal and used the Baha'i as a smoke screen. Then my daughter is another cash cow brainwashed story, lucky she followed my foot steps after she hit age 18 and now become a great artist, better than me at her age.

        The guy  l'm living with, gave $700,000 to his church with his wife blessing. Then she claim he is a monster and a cult and he claims she stolen his 3 kids and the bitching goes on and it drives me nuts, day after day.

        Maybe my roommate and brother are just too hardcore of a Christian for me to understand.

        1. Disappearinghead profile image88
          Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It's not Christianity that's the problem, but people being spoofed with the crap that the Church tells them.

          There is a presumption that the pastor is speaking under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and so members are conditioned to accept what is being preached without question. When some other Church pastor says something contradictory, also alledgedly under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, then we have a logic problem. This results in church denominations.

          1. Castlepaloma profile image22
            Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            It  seems my Brother ego as a pastor has gone out of balance. The only thing I think could work on is just keep sending him my love anyways. That's all I could do when my EX had stolen and brainwash my daughter. Afterward my Daughter admits she was brainwash and today the good time roll with her.

            Thanks everyone this venting is helping.. keep it coming

        2. A Troubled Man profile image59
          A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Their brains have turned to mush and no longer function in reality. Good luck with that. smile

          1. Castlepaloma profile image22
            Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            No brain, no pain i guess, to me it would mean greater suffering over the 99% unknown spiritual Universe because i can't find good or god enough answer from one book.

  2. Kyle Payne profile image59
    Kyle Payneposted 5 years ago

    It is a shame that your brother would act that way, religion can bring out the worst in people.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Am I the only one with this Religious culture problem and  sad habit on this forum?

      1. Kyle Payne profile image59
        Kyle Payneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I do not know sir.

  3. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    I am a Pagan and I love everyone and everything equally as an equality of feeling, even if my mind does not too much care for other mind's thinking.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image22
      Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I get you, know you’re self

      If one wonders, where is the source of my problems?

      There it is, it's in my mind

 
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