Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
01 I am afraid of demonic things.
I don’t exactly know how this became a fear, but I think it may have to do with church, of all things. When I was young, probably no older than eight years old, I remember watching a video that was supposed to deter us from participating in Halloween festivities. I don’t remember all the details, but I do remember that it was about Satan worshippers and how they kidnapped a young girl to slit her wrists and drink her blood…or something like that. I also remember demon stories my Sunday school teacher shared with us when I was about eleven years old, and I remember asking to be switched to another class for Sundays because the stories freaked me out so badly. A couple of years later, someone I know became possessed at church and we all stopped the normal worship service to pray for her while the leadership did what they could to help her. I remember she wasn’t speaking English and they had to ask one of the other junior high school students to translate for them.
I think all of this may have something to do with the fact that I can’t handle any scary stories, movies, and (sometimes) even mentions of scary stories or happenings. One of my biggest fears in moving to Japan was actually regarding the spiritual state of things here. Someone mentioned that though Japan is not a Christian nation, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s not a spiritual one. I’d heard that some people who came here on missions experienced very negative spiritual things, to say the least.
02 I’m afraid of bugs.
I don’t know why or how I came to be this way. They just freak me out.
03 I’m afraid of eating live octopus because it might choke me and kill me.
That’s just not the way I want to go.