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I have been dealing with HIV since 1985. I think it gave me far less trouble than my Christian friends in a similar boat. The thing that bothered me was I had so much I wanted to get done that I would not have the time/energy to do.

I did not waste a microsecond fretting over Jehovah the god judging or tormenting me. I wasted no time imagining I was being supernaturally punished. It was just some small creatures had taken up lodging and there were nasty side effects. I did not even feel any great antipathy to the viruses. They were just trying to make a living. Most of my friends died, and I survived. Part of it surely has to be that I did not add unnecessarily to the stress with religious imaginings.

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:34:37 UTC | #950793