Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I'm A Believer

I know better than to debate anyone about religion. And yet, I found myself doing just that last night -with my cousin no less! It was all done on Facebook but still! It all started because I commented on a quote someone else had posted having to do with religion. I said I didn't agree with the quote and it was on after that! It didn't escalate to much but only because the post was deleted. Just as well because I was getting angry and that's never good when you're trying to win a debate! Nevertheless, I am growing irritated at the fact that I keep having to defend my beliefs and my Catholic upbringing and the fact that I'm a practicing Catholic. -A big sinner, but Catholic just the same. Enough already! I know Catholicism is flawed but show me a religion that is not! And yes, I've heard all the priest jokes, the nun jokes -hell I even made some up! I went to a parochial elementary school and then an all girl Catholic high school. There is very little that I have not seen or heard or lived in that regard. Why can't we as a whole, as a society just accept each others' beliefs and let everyone go about their lives? Why in the year 2010 are we still persecuting each other over this? It's dumbfounding to me. I consider myself to be open-minded and so I have no problem exploring other beliefs, other sanctuaries, churches, etc. Just don't try and convert me or criticize what I believe in. I respect you and your beliefs and you respect mine. -in a perfect world.

Meh! I just needed to vent.

Rant over.

4 comments:

Shady Del Knight said...

Religion and politics. Too many people have an all consuming need to be right and to make the other guy wrong.

Yvonne said...

Exactly!

Annah said...

Oh GURL. Trust me don't get me started on that. I'm a Catholic too and I believe in my God but I think people take it WAYYYYYY too far. I worked in a Christian church for over two years and trust me there was a whole lot of greed and sinning going on in there.

Just don't let 'em get to you. Keep on keeping on. And remember that God loves when you do good.

My Christian friend told me "Being good and doing good isn't a one way ticket to heaven" and I'm all "Well neither is praying and preaching and reading the bible all the while being a damn hypocrite so shut the fuck up."

Oh Lord, don't get me started (yes I said that already).

Kisses!

Yvonne said...

Ha! Thanks chica! Ugh! Hypocrites, that's soooo true!!! :)