well i went on this retreat thinking i would be miserable. I knew i would not hide the fact that im atheist and my parents forced me to come. But when i shared it with everyone, noone judged me. Noone tried to convert me. Noone tried to drown me in holy water. Instead they were all very accepting and would always be very careful when talking about faith and my feelings and tried so hard not to be assholes which i appreciated. One girl i met actually wrote me a letter telling me that no matter what my faith is, i can always turn to her or the church. That was pretty cool i think. Well anyway that was the happy part of the retreat, the rest is kinda confusing.
So apparently these retreats get catholics pretty emotional and confused and my best friend went with me and shes very religous. Well when we were on break we got into this deep conversation and eventually i confessed my bulimia problems. Then she completely shocked me. She showed me cuts all over her ankles. My best friend cuts herself. Damn. Anyway the resta the day was emotional for the both of us cuz i did not know howto react and im just focusing now on helping her get thru this and trying to not mention it like she asked and being a best friend. But my point is, maybe people need religion to make better choices. Okay before everyone starts firing hate comments at me i know, religion does not always teach people to make better choices. But my friend was so emotional at that moment and feeling so religous apparently she confessed to me. Maybe religion helps some people like my best friend in the whole entire world...i dunno