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My beliefs are shattered


Sir -- It's 3am. I can't sleep. The woman I loved and kept warm for the last 50 years is dead and now lies in a cold box six feet underground.

It has taken me 79 years to realise the fact that, from the cradle, I have been brainwashed by an institution which I now know to be false.

My beliefs are shattered. I still pray but only because I have no other option.

If my poor parents came back what would they think now? In all their troubles they always said "God is good, everything will be all right".

The Vatican, Pope, cardinals, bishops and priests were people you could depend on and turn to through all your difficulties.

Do those people realise what they have done? The church does not know the damage it has caused.

The institution is far removed from that which claims to follow in the footsteps of the man who walked in rags.

But "Father, forgive them because they know not what they do".

The dawn is breaking now and I'll carry on -- but I don't know why.

Please, will someone, somewhere tell me where I am going?

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