In the sake of full honesty, which I’m really trying to work on, the only fear I was feeling was that of conflict and confrontation. It is very simple. I try to get my point across with just the right words so that I am not misunderstood, but also so that it doesn’t cause conflict. So I write, trying to keep track of my feelings and also watching for the signal that I know to be my guide telling me to be careful of my words. Fear of conflict is in many posts that I write when I know to be pushing some buttons on an issue and I’m not able to quite get to the place I need to be in order to write without worry. That doesn’t mean I fear what I write, or what I’m responding to. That’s simply not true. The only fear that remained from my religious upbringing was handled about a year or so ago, and it had nothing to do with any of the things you brought up. Now, I am completely free of any of the dogma religions use to control people. Instead I am free to follow a spirituality based on truth. And there is very little doubt in my spirituality, so I can speak from a place of confidence at this point in my life. That may unnerve some people, but to do any less would be to diminish who I am and what I have learned.