Religion and spirituality have always been tricky subjects for me. I was raised in a traditional Italian and Catholic household where baptisms, communions, confirmations, and the rest of the sacraments were highly celebrated. I was pushed to attend Mass every Sunday and holiday, and to volunteer or serve at our local church.
As I grew older, that pressure led me to not believe in God and distance myself from religion entirely. After my Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) diagnosis, I didn’t believe there was a God at all. I now have a great relationship with the universe, God, and Mother Nature, which helps me deal with FA.
How can there be a God if I have to deal with something like FA? How can there be a God if beautiful people are constantly taken from earth? How can there be a God when there is so much pain and suffering?
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