How faith turned my life around (hint: It didn't)

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Don't be a born again wanker.

I long time ago, I wasn't struggling with a gambling addiction, I didn't have a coke habit which was morphing into a heroin addiction and I wasn't doing anything shameful. One day while I wasn't being a piece of shit, I didn't go to the top of a tall building intent on jumping off. While I wasn't there I didn't suddenly feel the urge to pray. Consequently I never had an epiphany of faith and never turned my life around. So here we are now, years later and I haven't changed, I am still normal, still good (or at least I hope so).

Too often I hear stories about how horrible people find God and what a good person that has made them and how they we able to turn their life around because of it. Most religions even allow their followers huge transgressions as long as you ask God for forgiveness, then, everything is ok again.

It is not o.k.

You will get a smidgen of my respect for cleaning yourself up (regardless if faith had anything to do with it), but I tend to respect more people who were never wankers to begin with.

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