You could be the youngest; I'd hope others will reply.
At 81, I'm probably not the oldest.
We're all equally welcome here.
You seem to be coping with a -- challenging -- situation well. You have two coping skills that work best: intelligence (to think about what makes sense) and humor (to see that so much of what people consider really big is, well, silly).
They actually let you skip church for a good reason? All is not lost.
Hang in there; how long until high school graduation?
Is college in the cards for you? If so, will it be a really intense bible college(Evangelical, Independent Baptist), or a fairly rational one (Episcopal, Methodist)? Also, a city gives you freedom a small town won't.
Best wishes for the future, both immediate and long term.
It's good to hear from you.
I love that crap about "were you there." What do people like that do about a murder with no witnesses? Are they willing to acknowledge that forensic evidence is generally considered to be stronger and more valid than eyewitness testimony?
Some people want to live in dream worlds, too.
yeah on a night like that ya realize coffee is indeed a drug. And the world at large of coffee addicts just needs a bigger hit to get a fix. Also it aint a stretch to consider how arbitrary it is that marijuana is mostly illegal and coffee is not only legal but wildly embraced. Just as easily and with as much justification it could be that the moralists' refrain is..."keep your kids off of coffee or suffer the consequences of having coffee fiends acting out causing untold harm."
Am just 17 but i dont know your age so don't know, can't say.