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AIBU to really hate religion?

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speakout Mon 30-Oct-17 07:41:18

My 5 year old great niece is very upset right now,
She was given a fairy door- small wooden one that sticks on the bottom of a skirting board.
My sister- very religious has seen it in her room, ripped it off and broken it telling the child that Satan will come through and it is an evil trap.
I am trying to be respectful of my sister's religion but it is hard.

Whambarsarentasfizzyastheywere Mon 30-Oct-17 07:44:40

That's nothing to do with religion. That's your sister being a cunt.

Yanbu to hate religion though.

LaurieFairyCake Mon 30-Oct-17 07:45:13

So this isn’t her Mum it’s her Aunt?

Then I’m surprised they’re not calling her out on it. If the parents won’t then you should. She’s completely wrong.

justilou1 Mon 30-Oct-17 07:45:48

How many types of stupid is your sister to believe that crap?

missyB1 Mon 30-Oct-17 07:46:00

Nothing to do with religion, she sounds deranged.

AfunaMbatata Mon 30-Oct-17 07:46:24

Nothing to to with religion, just someone being nasty to a child.

speakout Mon 30-Oct-17 07:46:44

My sister is the gran.

And her actions are very much part of her religion.

FittonTower Mon 30-Oct-17 07:46:50

The hatred of magic and fairys and stuff is a very medieval version of Christianity, I'm not religious myself but I don't hate religion, lots of very lovely religious folk out there, quietly being relgious. I do think religion is used as a form of control by a lot of people though. Gives them a handy book of (pretty contradictory) rules to keep their children/womenfolk/working classes in line.
In your case I think I'd have a problem with my sister, not religion. You can object to fairy doors without ripping them off walls and wittering about Satan.

speakout Mon 30-Oct-17 07:48:07

The mother is now regretting allowing her daughter to have the fairy door and is praying for forgiveness.

CaoNiMwahaha Mon 30-Oct-17 07:48:28

I personally would pay money to see Satan coming in through a fairy door. I imagine him swishing through some sort of fabulous drag outfit, flicking his hair.

misses point

Member984815 Mon 30-Oct-17 07:49:02

One of our local schools had a priest in who told the kids there is no such thing as fairies .

missyB1 Mon 30-Oct-17 07:50:23

Exactly what religion is this supposed to be then?

Lottapianos Mon 30-Oct-17 07:52:45

'The mother is now regretting allowing her daughter to have the fairy door and is praying for forgiveness.'

What a mess. Sounds like everyone in that family has had their head messed up by religion.

I agree with you OP. I remember a friend of mine saying that she had shown her children 'photos' hmm of Satan online along with dire warnings about what would happen if they did XYZ. Terrifying your children into obeying you is emotional abuse. None of that is anything I could respect

WhatwouldAryado Mon 30-Oct-17 07:54:40

Not part of her religion. Part of her personality. It's time people stopped using religion to blame for their actions and took some ownership.

topcat2014 Mon 30-Oct-17 07:54:47

Exactly the type of religion I cannot be doing with.

'Vicar of Dibley' style I am ok with (others) doing.

sharklovers Mon 30-Oct-17 07:55:54

Poor kid, they sound like a bunch of idiots.

Lime19 Mon 30-Oct-17 07:57:58

It's just crazy. I know someone that thinks Harry Potter books are "evil". She's catholic. If she wants an evil book she needs to look more closely at the rape and incest in the bible confused

This is the same lady that told me that evolution is made up and "utter nonsense" I should add, I'm a scientist. I was told at the time I can't argue back "because it's offensive to argue with her beliefs".

The thought of living my whole life praying and saying sorry for my sins and judging people for not being religious, it's just insanity. She's anti abortion, anti anything the bible says is a sin. She's bitter and filled with rage at just about anything!

I like some aspects of religion. I have a Buddhist friend. He's a very calming influence on me and does not force his beliefs on me. He's great and very interesting to chat to.

If, as an atheist, I'm not allowed to voice my views then why the hell should people be allowed to pull fairy doors off! Makes me really angry.

corythatwas Mon 30-Oct-17 07:58:07

There is no religion I know of that focuses on trap doors. If she is that deranged, then I expect she could equally well have been a deranged atheist and wrecked something because she insisted it was religious.

SapphireSeptember Mon 30-Oct-17 07:59:44

Don't be respectful, she's an extremist. I find the people who obsess over Satan and demons a bit weird, surely you should care more about the other side? And don't get me started on the "Satan will make you do xyz if you don't do abc!" <sigh>

Lotta That's awful. sad

Cao Brilliant post! thlgrin

Lime19 Mon 30-Oct-17 08:00:10

It's the "magic" aspect that people don't like. Certain Christians don't like it and think it's evil. There was a thread not that long ago about some idiot spoiling a Halloween disco for a whole school because it was evil

speakout Mon 30-Oct-17 08:00:29

missyB1 it's christianity.

gunsandbanjos Mon 30-Oct-17 08:01:46

YABU to hate all religion on the basis that your sister is a lunatic.

speakout Mon 30-Oct-17 08:09:24

My sister is a science teacher. Not a lunatic at all.
All staff members at her school share her views

BadCarrot Mon 30-Oct-17 08:14:06

Yanbu. DD’s Baptist friend wasn’t allowed to go on a school trip to Rome because she would be visiting the Vatican. Her Mum and Dad has and still have some v peculiar views IMO. hmm

Notreallyarsed Mon 30-Oct-17 08:16:01

I grew up in a very religious house, my dad is a church minister and my mum was very very religious. What your sister did isn’t about religion, it’s about her twisted interpretation of it and scaring the shit out of a 5 yo. That’s brutal.
I’m an atheist, but YABU to hate all religion based on your sister’s frankly batshit reaction to something. Surely you’re more concerned with the impact this is having on a small child?

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