What Have I Done?

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What have I done to deserve this? What have I done wrong for my daughter to act this way? I tell her to get up and we walk out the church. As I start the car, I ask “Why did you act like you didn’t want to go to the alter when I went up?” She is silent. As if she didn’t comprehend what I asked, but I know she did.
“Answer the question,” I demanded.
“I didn’t feel comfortable going up there.”
“Don’t you want them to pray on you?”
“Not really”
“Why not? Don’t you believe in prayer?”
She doesn’t respond right away. She’s been hiding something.
“No, I don’t”
“Do you believe in God and Jesus?”
She hesitates once more.
I am speechless. There are only two reasons she is thinking this way. It’s either because she’s stupid, or she is possessed by the devil. I pull out of the parking lot and head home.
This doesn’t make sense at all. She was the one who asked for a bible and wanted to start going to church.
“Do you believe in the devil?” I asked.
“What makes you think you know God doesn’t exist?”
“I never said there is no god. I just don’t believe in God anymore.”
“So you’re an atheist?”
“I’m an agnostic atheist.”
What she’s saying doesn’t sound right. This has to be the devil inside her.
“How long ago did you decide this?
“Three months ago.”
“Didn’t you say you wanted to be a police officer?”
“How are you going to be a cop if you’re mean and cold-hearted? No one is going to want to hire you.”
She looks at me and frowns. “I’m not mean.”
“How can you possibly be

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