Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Topic: Love and religion)

Subject: Love and religion

I have a really hard task. There is this man that I love and I really do believe that he loves me back. I feel that we would be perfect together, but our religions are in the way. My religion does not allow anyone to date outside of it. His religion is not the same as mine, and while I wish I could convert him to mine I don’t think he is ready for that. My faith means everything to me, and but I really feel something for this man. Am I wrong to feel this way?

No one should ever have to apologize for being “human.” Love is one of our basic needs and while we sometimes try to hide our feelings we can “never” deny them from ourselves. I could “never” tell anyone to go against his or her religion. Sometimes our “faith” is the only thing we have to make sense of this world, and while we are often encounter “worldly” temptations it is most often our “faith” that grounds us. I don’t know enough about your religion and the principles that bind you to it. However, I do know that some of the most “faithful” practitioners have fallen prey to temptation at some point. From the way your express your words, it sounds as though you may have “already” crossed the “moral borders” of your religion with this man. If that is the case, nothing you can do will change or alter history. However, when it comes to love of “any” kind there may be “barriers” along the way. It is how you deal with those barriers that shows the true strength of your relationship. The fact that you don’t think you can convert him to your religion may “only” have to do with his “lack of knowledge”… Most of us become apprehensive when it comes to things that we “don’t know.” You will never know if he is ready to¬† convert to your religion until you first “introduce” him to it and define it for him. There are many different religions in the world with many different ideals, philosophies and customs. Trying to get him to convert to your religion might be just as difficult as him trying to get you to change to his… For this to possibly work, you “both” need to at least have an open mind. Stop looking for excuses to fail and think of ways to make it happen. “Love and religion” may not always mix, but we need both in this world if we are to survive… Never be ashamed of how you feel and if you both are receptive enough, you just may find the answers you seek within your very own religion. Good luck and here is that preacher of complete and utter buffoonery, the Phantom Poet.

This man and I would love to be together, but we just can’t do so with this condition
I am not allowed to date any man who is not a part of my religion
Whether Lutheran, Methodist, Muslim or Baptist
I’d like to take this man in my back room and effectively “tap this”
According to my religion when it comes to dating him I am not allowed
but the temptation is so great because I think this man is “well endowed”
My memoirs feel blank and my life song feels unsung
I keep thinking that this man might be “really” hung
I am feeling a certain way right now and I’d like to sin for “just a minute”
Whenever I am with this man I have to resist the temptation to “get in it”
But I faltered and I blinked….I gave in and now I’m as sorry as I can be
Because I found that when it came to this man his inches only amounted to “three”
I know that I have to be accountable for my actions and this I plan to do
But I think this man also needs to be forgiven for only having 3 inches too
I have violated my own religious beliefs and in shame I am now livin’
I know that I need to pray a lot and hope that I will be forgiven
I needed to go confess my sins to the pastor before it was too late
He confided to me that he also gave into temptation last week, but it was “great”
He say “We all falter at some point, but it is not where we come from but where we’re going”
I fell pray to temptation, but I asked for forgiveness and this much I am knowing
I may have messed up, and for my own actions I do need to atone
But when it comes to judgment, let he who is “without” sin cast the very “first” stone…

“Religiously yours”… from the Phantom Poet

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