Updated: May 7
I haven't had much to say for the past couple of days regarding religion in my life because I don't actually spend a lot of time socializing anymore, but something has been eating at me ever since I got off the phone with one of the few blood relatives I'm still in contact with.
Someone expressed the probability that something has to be "a sign from god" to this person, and the response was that it could just be a coincidence. Apparently, "that's something Jenna would say", and this is obviously not a good thing.
This is the impression I'm being given of myself from the outside of the family. I don't blame anyone. The fact that a grown adult can be insulted when told that a sign from a god could have been something else, I blame on the education system in this country.
A lot of people I know personally operate this way. People see a street name and it reminds them of someone in the family, so somehow this gives them whatever confirmation they're looking for to answer their questions. Some say "that's the parent's job". I see that, and in a way, you're right, but some don't have that option. So many people were raised by superstition and prayer, and that is a hard cycle to break. I keep hearing about how the private schools are the only good schools.. I don't understand why private schools are even a thing? Should you have to be rich to receive a decent education??
Am I the only one that thinks this is a problem???