Eleanor’s Journal—New Year’s Resolution 2014
I was madly in love with a rock once, but the rock screwed me over. I know I may be stepping over divine boundaries here, but before you are tempted to smack me upside my head, please hear my accusations against the rock I once loved, and who you said would love me—just as I am.
She claimed to be a safe haven for the down-trodden and the lost—stable ground to stand on.
She seduced me with the promises that she was a bastion of integrity.
And she swore her name meant love.
Well . . . she lied!
It took me over a decade to untangle my body and my psyche from her web of lies, but it is done. I plan to write an announcement and publish it on Facebook:
“I, Eleanor Tomczyk, do hereby divorce my former lover—the Christian Church.
Don’t get me wrong: I still ‘loves me some Jesus,’ but the right-wing, homophobic, anti-poor, anti-feminist, alarmingly racist, sometimes child-molesting, anti-science, hypocritical, power-hungry, Bible literalists, and gun-toting wing of Christianity that I’ve been, heretofore, a part of for decades—well, I’m dumping her.
I’m letting go!
And in case other Christians declare that this puts me on a fast track to Hell—well, so be it. I’ll take my chances with God and let him be the judge. At least I’ll be living a fully authentic life for the first time in over forty years.
Signed: Eleanor Tomczyk—officially fleeing Oz.”