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I think the last 2 commenters didn't read the original post 🤔 and just answered the title

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I’m a Christian too. Not a perfect one, but then who is? I’m having the surgery because for one thing, I’ve defiled this body that God gave me through gluttony and I want to correct that. Would these same people have told Jesus that healing the sick and blind was interfering with Gods will? God gives us miracles every day, and I think that medical advances are some of them.

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Reminds me of a documentary I watched recently on HBO called The Way Down. It's about a diet guru pastor, Gwen Shamblin who wrote a book that swept the nation/world back in the 80s/90s. The Weigh Down Workshop. It basically teaches that all you need to lose weight is self-denial and faith in God. But if you are overweight, you are shamed into believing you're a selfish glutton that lacks self-control and a prayer life.

That same mindset is still quite prevalent today by a lot of churchgoers. So, it's amazing how many sheeples (your so-called friends) buy into this messed up type of teaching. Sure, gluttony is listed as one of the 7 deadly sins but this line of thinking doesn't take into consideration at all that obesity is a medical condition and not just a moral failure.

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On 06/24/2022 at 23:11, SleeveDiva2022 said:



Let me preface tis by saying I'm not a Christian. I have nothing against Christians, I just happen not to be one. Kinda like I'm not Jewish, Buddhist, or Hindu. I'm just not. ANYWAY.... so I'm talking with a few people that I went to school with back in the day, and I told them I had the sleeve done and you would think I just burned down an orphanage or something. I just defiled God's temple, I should have had more faith in the Lord to guide me through this tough time and not desecrated His temple, I should have talked to my pastor about it and went to God in prayer before making a decision like that, and if God brought me to it He could have brought me through it. Ok, WHAT???? How did I become sinner #1 just by having a surgery that is literally saving my life and helping me to be healthier? There was no way I was getting into a holy war with them over this (oh, there's a lot I COULD have said, but it really wasn't worth it) so I dipped out of the convo and came here to rant about it. Things went so sideways so fast that I'm still confused how we even got there.


I am a Christian and proud of it! Never the less Who are they to judge? Christ does not want Christians to judge others.
I had revision band to RNY 5/15. I applaud you for taking this difficult step.
Oddly people think you walk in have a quick simple procedure and the weight Miraculously starts melting away. They turn a blind eye to years of struggles, the fight to be approved and the work before and after surgery.

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Man, that sounds frustrating as hell. Dealing with judgmental attitudes like that can really make your blood boil. It's wild how people feel entitled to push their beliefs onto others, especially in situations like yours where you're just trying to do what's best for your health.On a lighter note, I recently stumbled upon this concept of Bible Verse wall art that caught my eye. Thinking of incorporating some elements into my home decor. I think it might add a cool vibe without all the drama. Hang in there, mate, and keep doing what's best for you.

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See this is where I go back to the “if you didn’t ask for an opinion or advise- please don’t offer it”. I admit I have a pet peeve when people bash others over the head with their personal beliefs. If that’s how they feel wonderful it’s not an option for them- but I’m not them and didn’t ask for their approval. I’ll say you handled it better than I would have. I think I’d have went one of two directions. Laughed at their idiocy or verbally lashed out. Either way doubtful any lightbulbs would have went on.

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