I have a....friend.....who is exasperating me beyond belief. This person, who has flipped their political ideology completely since I first began having opinions about world events, (last presidential election was a good time, believe me) has newly re-found religion and is busily hectoring me with it.
I have nothing against religion. I believe, after my own fashion. I even sometimes wish I was better versed in the religion that I grew up with.
But this - this sudden 'the world is going to end! In mid-December of 2012, when the earth will be covered in fire! Get your children to a church so they don't spend eternity in a burning hell!'
is batshit crazy. And scaring me.
Cutting this person out of my life would be akin to slicing my own arm off - it would hurt that badly. It would bewilder my children, who have never heard the ranting and would not understand.
But where is the line between loyalty and distancing yourself?
I may have to find out. And it kills me to think of it.