Well, the rant is already embedded in the cartoon. You get my meaning.
I get served pity every day. I don’t want it. And I don’t need it. Actually, I’m healthier and happier than I’ve ever been.
For example, some people have a misconception about the membership of my other site, The Lasting Supper. They think the hundreds of members there are composed of people wounded by the church. Sure, we’ve all been hurt by the church at some time or other. That’s beside the point. All the members there I know are strong, courageous, funny and intelligent people who have left the church because they know how to take care of themselves. Mostly, they’ve left for reasons the woman in the cartoon gave. Of course, some of the members have never been a part of the church, and some are still within it.
I think people who pity those who’ve left the church have unrealistic ideas about the church, and that it is unquestionably required and beyond question. They see those outside the church as outside of, well, salvation and lost. Second-class citizens. Plan B. Spiritual invalids.