The Devil Is a Lie: 7 Types of Hypocritical “Church Folk” Who Know They Need to Quit

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3. The Redeemed Who Want You To Change Your Life…ASAP

We all have that one family member (or have heard of someone else’s) who went from the pipe to the pulpit. Their very sobriety is built on the fact that there is a higher power than addiction: religious faith. Or don’t forget about the aunt who used to have a promiscuous streak in her and more. They went from going through hell and high water, to receiving hope through their faith. And though that’s great, now they want everybody who doesn’t live the most pristine life to join their church, get baptized and change their life in the span of one Sunday. What people like this fail to realize, is that like them, every individual only changes and chooses to define their faith when they are ready to, not when they are forced to. I applaud all of their accomplishments and efforts no matter which way they chose to get themselves together, but there are some pushy people who forget how challenging sobriety, celibacy and more was for them to achieve, so they take that newfound faith and cast judgment on others. Let he without sin throw the first stone.

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