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Growing up means things change. Your experiences shape your perceptions, and eventually you stop seeing things the same way and realize you might not believe in what you used to believe. Just like you thought Dragonball Z made sense or you could grow up to be a tiger-training astronaut, some people grow up and question whether or not they truly believe in God, and sometimes come to the conclusion that the religious organization they’re part of is wrong. While there are plenty of complex, tragic tales out there regarding loss of religion, for some of us, it was much simpler: we realized we didn’t believe it, wanted to get out, and want to move on with our lives. But sometimes, that’s the hardest way to go.
(Please note that, while I’m addressing religion of all types in the general sense, my examples and references will be predominantly related to Christianity, simply because that’s where my personal experiences lie. ALSO I’M ‘MURIKAN, AND ‘MURKIA IS CHRISTIAN NATION!)
I’ve been “officially” out of the closet for a little over 9 months now, and while at first I was just kind of “meh” about it all, after getting out of the comfortable college atmosphere and thrown into the world of working 9-5 and still living with my parents (who don’t know I’m gay) I’ve started to make some observations. Nothing profound or monumental, just logical conclusions about where my life is headed.
Let me put this out there–I’m proud to be who I am and all that, and I don’t hold any malice towards what life has handed to me at all. I also figure that once I settle down and actually do the “man having relationship with man” thing, any semblance of insecurities will continue to die down. However, there are things that will occasionally pop up in my brain and make me realize “Holy shit, this kind of sucks hard sometimes.” And thus, regardless of scientific evidence, my belief that homosexuality could not be solely choice comes from the idea that I sure as hell wouldn’t have chosen it.
Before you jump to conclusions about that statement, read on to see my explanations laid out in a way that in-no-way-whatsoever resembles a Cracked.com article that I in-no-way want to write for one day.