For a while I had to pray every time before I ate anything, and if I messed up a word even slightly, I had to say it again. Since my family's Jewish, it was in Hebrew to top it off. And every night before I went to bed I had to say three different prayers, one saying that God is One and the Hebrew word for "one" if pronounced wrong by one letter means "many" and I would have to say it over and over and over again. I overcame this problem recently when I realized that I've always called myself Jewish because I was raised that way and would feel guilty to be anything else. I realized a couple days ago that I am an Atheist, and it took a load off my shoulders in accepting that, but I feel guilty. I also really want to tell all my friends, and none of them have a problem with it, but I have NO idea how my mom is going to react. Ever since she was diagnosed with cancer she got REALLY religious (no worries--she's been in remission for a year now! :D) and I don't know what she's going to say. I think my dad is going to be okay with it.
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