Date: March 12, 2018 01:43PM
What do you think of the commandment 'Honor thy father and thy mother'? There are other ones that have some real value...don't kill people, don't steal, etc. But this one I really have a problem with.
In my experience, growing up BIC, my parents viewed that as a free pass to treat their family like garbage....and we better honor them because it's a commandment from God! They are getting worse with age. They want their (adult) children to bow down to them.
It's dangerous. I've been become completely disillusioned not only in regards to tssc, but now also in regards to my parents. The older I get the wider my eyes are opened to the awful, reckless things they do. They are not good people. They hide behind religion in the most sanctimonious fashion. My mother has done things that she should be excommunicated for. But it's a commandment from God that I should 'honor' them no matter what?? I do not trust them. I don't even feel loving feelings towards them. I am in a zone of numbness. Will this feeling ever fade? For those that realized their parents were bad people...where do I go from here? Arms length relationship? Which is pretty much what I'm doing.