There isn't any respect for religious diversity among this family's leaders, except for asking if I want to not be there while the food is blessed. I'm sick to death of having their faith held up, celebrated, and imposed on everyone younger than them, while I have to stay quiet about mine.
I've tried to talk about my experiences and stuff, but they just stay silent. There's no curiosity. No desire to actually learn from anyone different from them. What's there to learn from people who are going to hell?
... I think I remember you talking about being clergy, before. Is it okay to ask what that's about, or which faith / tradition you're part of?
(I personally see myself as closest to other female Inari shamans who channel / are chosen by her, today. Who are outside of her formal priesthood but provide necessary care to her petitioners, and who have a long-standing symbiotic relationship with her priests and shrine maidens. I have yet to charge for aid, but I keep thinking of starting a Patreon. I just don't yet know how to justify it, or what to provide.)
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