Monday, August 26, 2013
I will not get into why, but religion came to the forefront this evening. I never thought it would be a divisive subject, but it somehow always is. I hate organized religion. I hated it when my father beat it into me. I hated it when I was told to sit down and shut up being one of the few protestants in a catholic school. I hate it now that my son is supposed to live in limbo/purgatory because he was never baptized in the catholic church (yes, I refuse to capitalize those words). What bothers me the most is that people...very flawed people (just like me) believe they have it right. How arrogant we are to think we know what is beyond our understanding. No matter if I am wrong or right, God and I will work it out, or not. Either way, I am not going to ask "saints" or "intermediaries" to speak for me. I will stand tall in front of "god" and say what needs to be said. There will be no prayer, no kneeling, no asking of forgiveness...that is not what "god" and I need to resolve. What we need to resolve is very clear and very simple, and when we speak, s/he will give me answers or damn me to hell. I could care less what the end result is, just as long as I get my answers.
Posted by Colin's Daddy at 7:08 PM