I was recently invited for an interview by a woman I've never met before. Sure, we've conversed over Twitter from time-to-time, but all I really knew about Erika before we sat down is that she is an atheist and she has DID (dissociative disorder). What could we possibly have in common? Well, friends, more than you could imagine.
In the course of a little more than an hour, we talked about:
- the ways people use religion (and the Bible) as a weapon
- the difference between a pastor and a preacher
- the dangers of bad theology
- how DID is often assumed to be demon possession in certain Christian circles
- recovery from abuse
- and so much more.
I am honored to be able to share this powerful conversation with you today. I hope you'll take a few minutes to click right here and visit TheWeInMe Blog. Leave Erika a comment, and join the dialogue!
If anything stuck with me from this interview, it's the great reminder that there is space at the table for all of us. That we all matter. That our experiences are as varied as the shades of a rainbow, and that's what makes us all so beautiful.
"Religion is a varied and diverse belief system many are passionate about. God --specifically the Christian god-- is a hot fire button for all whom believe in "his word." What I've personally encountered is pity when I attempt to explain my belief's on the subject. Why? I honestly can't fully explain it. From my perspective (the atheist) it seems those who follow some religious constructs or "faith" truly do believe my soul needs saving or I'm somehow not finding fulfillment. I assure you, I am." -Erika Reva
Click here to read this interview. Thanks so much.
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