Reviews for Relapsa
Phoenix Ignition chapter 1 . 6/9/2006
Wow...I can't believe I actually wrote all that crap. Honestly, it's very humbling to come back and re-read some of the stuff I said on here.

Maybe I'll delete my account...
kuroi-urufu chapter 1 . 5/8/2006
It is now that i shall bow down. You wrote something that is true and not just true to you but true to myself and many others out there. Thank you for posting.

Blessed Be
Arej chapter 1 . 3/24/2006
*smile* Again, well done...and it most certainly is more commonly the Christians who condemn. I don't hear anyone else in this world doing it as loudly, as often or as vehemently as they.

BB- Arej
blu chapter 1 . 2/5/2006
that was a great poem expressing urself. i don't think i could ever express myself that well.

did something really bad happen so that u didn't believe in God? or was it that u jus grew out of it.

i'm not sure ur gonna want to read my opinoin about God becuz i'm a christian and becuz ur prolly read what i wrote b4 in sum other review.

But jus in case u do read. i would like to say, i'm sorry that many christian has condemn u. i'm a christian and i done that b4 and believe i was not proud of that. i was a young christian and when i saw that ppl didn't believe. i was afraid 4 them. i didn't want 2 c them go to hell. actually i only did it once, but thats still not any better. i know it was wrong. God gave u a choice and He gives u reason y i believe in God is that it explain me being here. i used 2 think that life had no meaning. u jjus live and die. yup, that was my perspective of life. then something happen and learned more about God. i was able to understand.i really don't want 2 write too much becuz u prolly r getting tire of reading ppl's stories. so i'll jus leave it there.

sumtime i think God is really selfish and i get really angry at Him. i always ask myself if He so perfect then y does life have to b so bad. but i learned that is was Him giving us freedom that made the world so bad. He gave us freedom 2 kill, steal,and hurt others. He gave us the freedom to choose so when we choose the wrong thing, we hurt others and ourselves.

i really do want to pray 4 u, but since its u don't want it i will not. It jus make me so sad that ppl will go to hell. but i'm not saying that u r. i can't judge only God can.

p.s. u have inspire me to write my testimony. i jus hope i get to post it on here.
why can't I just be tall chapter 1 . 1/4/2006
If this makes you free then I am glad. I have to say though that those who "looked down on you as someone to pity" or what ever will not stop, in fact they will only get worse. I am a Christian but I know exactly how you feel. I am known for my opinions most of which are very controversial and I am always getting people in my parish angry with me for stating what I believe. I sort of feel that you have backed down, let them win, given up. I’m to saying that you are wrong or what ever I just feel that you have taking that easy road and rather then attempted to change the church you have run away.A lot of what I am saying is kinda like venting my frustrations with my sister who has been my biggest influence in life and has just said that she hate’s the catholic church for what it has done, hasn’t done and is or isn’t doing around the world and wouldn’t even call Christmas, Christmas but Xmas and spent the majority of Christmas telling anyone who would listen the evils of Christianity. For the most part I just hope that you can keep the faith that made you leave.
StuckInTheMiddle chapter 1 . 11/17/2005
I'm going to stand up for Alyx here. Did she NOT say specifically that not all christians are like the ones she's getting pissed at? I have no clue what she thinks, but she seems to try quite hard to make it clear she's not talking about EVERYONE.

I don't think she's being hypocritical or opressive at all. She's not bashing Christianity, she's sticking up for herself. Is that such a horrid thing?

As a Wiccan, I can understand EXACTLY what she means by not liking having a Christian say they'll be praying for you. If you don't get it, look at it this way. If I were to walk up to you and say "You don't worship the Goddess so I'm going to cast a spell to help you see the great ways of the elements and lead you into the arms of the Lord and the Lady because I'm such a great big arrogant oaf that I think you have to be a Wiccan to. (though, technically I canNOT say that)" Would you be insulted? Heck right you would be, you'd be positively pissed. So just think of it that way.

*read through reviews again* Is that everything I wanted to address? I think so. 'K, on with the actual review now. Sorry 'bout the rant, couldn't keep it in anymore.

I absolutely love the poem...essay... Thingy for lack of a better word (right now...*grabs dictionary*) Absolutely amazing diction, you manage to get a great variety of words without making it impossible to understand.

It's really intresting how you manage to make it flow without actually rhyming. I really should be saying more since there's so much more to say, but I'm more then a little upset, so just know that you're more then a little talented at this. Blessed Be.
Ayx chapter 1 . 10/5/2005
Touche...Very interesting topic to write on. I'm not very big on Christians myself espically the ones that down other people. I am however a believer in Christ but thats something completely different at least for me it is. I hope on your journey you reach the happiness that you seek.

a moo chapter 1 . 9/29/2005
hi, wonderful poem i loved the single words before each stanza- if that even makes sense.

i'm a christian and before you groan or ignore me or whatever i understand how you feel..

i was forced into christianity since i was born because my mum was a christian and when i was little i did as they said and believed every word but as i got older it didn't seem right and it didn't make sense and i didn't believe..

but earlier this year- in easter- our church has camps- korean ones are slightly different to english ones- and i went to one. i have been to many christian camps in my life- to get out of studying and such- but this particular one changed my life. i truly believed- or gradually began to accept it.. you may not agree with me but that's what i believe...

i also believe that faith is a present given by God to everyone but it's our choice whether to accept them. no one can't make anyone accept them except themselves.. like a person knocking on the door you have a choice to ignore them or open the door... and it's not my place to say whether you should accept or you will go to hell..

i read one of the earlier reviews about christians not knowing fully what they believe but God doesn't reveal everything to us, it needs time. i also think christians don't know where or what heaven is because we haven't been there but it's faith..

everyone has their faith and no one should condemn anyone- i hope i haven't condemn anyone because that's not what i was trying to do- in the end we will eventually know what the real faith is..

and- i know this review is really dragging on- i know what you mean by the christians saying they'll pray for you...

of course not all christians are like you say they are, they just care about you and want you to be in God's hands again but i also know some that are just saying that.. i'm not making any sense but i know what you mean! :)

anyway i loved the poem cos i've been there..
jasminejaguars chapter 1 . 9/13/2005
Found your can ignore me now. I think you should update all of the poems you write about Christians to include that, you'll get less people like me that way. So onto the poem!

I don't understand why you place the line breaks where you do. Is it random? Or a style of poem writing I dont know, or personal. But either or, Its a good poem. I see alot of passion in your work.
c0nquestri0n chapter 1 . 2/26/2005
The problem is you misunderstand the whole point of Christianity.. it's not about pressuring other people to change their faiths.. maybe for some that is.. but i still think that is wrong.

Ehh.. so you claim to be part of people who sang in choirs.. and etc.? Then you've only touched such a shallow part of what it is to have a relationship with Christ. It is much more deeper than going to Church and reading the Bible.. the happiness and love you feel with Christ is incomparable.

Can you call yourself free.. when you are free to believe? Well.. you can't feel what it really is to be free until you feel Christ unload your burdens of guilt, sin and sorrow.. taking it upon his own.. to set you free from the bondage of sin.

I'm not trying to pressure you to change your beliefs.. i've tried doing that before.. and I know that won't work.. and I'm not doing it to correct you either.. I just want to show you the truth... and maybe clear some misconceptions and perceptions.. its up to you, whether to accept it as truth or not.

(please email me... if you have anything in my mind to tell me.. whether ur angry or passive... i can tell u more.)
Karen chapter 1 . 1/4/2005
First off i would like to say that this poem is nicely dont and has many good ideas in it. But may i suggest that your next piece seems a little less accusing.

For some of the reviewers: This piece is what she felt you have no right to flame her for writing down her feelings. And she is right, Christianity is the only religion where if some one "turns away" pple think you are gonna go to hell and start to pray for your "soul." Christianity itself is a beauiful religion with strong bliefs in peace and freedom, as do many other religions, but many pple pervert that, thinking that it is the "right way" those pple r idiots. And in the end if there is really hell you will be the first to go for being so close-minded.
jelie36 chapter 1 . 7/11/2004
I know exactly what you mean. I can't tell you how many times that's happened to me. I thouroughly enjoyed this, you spoke exactly what I think. _ Great job, I loved it.
Kyaroru Fanel chapter 1 . 7/8/2004
This is very well written, and I love how you write in general. Excellent job here...I noticed that a few of our poems are similiar, though I must say your one on Cassandra is far more detailed that mine.
It's nice to see another sister-in-all-but-blood.
Program36 chapter 1 . 6/28/2004
To me this poem seemed to get better as it went on. Starting off, you explained your point but you seemed a little arrogant about it at times. About a third of the way in it started to pick up. Liberation is the point, i think condeming other peoples belief's and religion, even if they effected you isn't so. The idea of confines in faith is very relavent though, i think some people try to blind themsleves in faith at times, opposed to actually thinking about their belief and what gives them faith. Perhaps the part about vows drinking blood and so on is a little over the top, but the part about religion being a movement of the spirit is most certainly a valid point.
All-around a relavant and interesting poem.
lami chapter 1 . 6/3/2004
hey that might as well be may in the poem. i can relate. lets just say i've never been a poster child for christianity..;)
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