There has been a lot of back and forth going on here lately about religion. I know nobody has asked, and nobody probably cares, but I’m going to share my views on religion. I was raised Catholic. I was made to go to church, get communion, be an altar boy (No, none of priests ever touched me, so don’t ask), become confirmed, and I hated every second of it. It was all boring as hell. As soon as I was able to quit going, I quit going.
I have a big problem with religion, not just Catholic, but any and all organized religions. My problem with them is that they try to tell people how to worship God. To me, worshipping God should be a personal thing, something each person decides how to do on their own. Not only that, but they also spend most of their time trying to tell everyone how to live their lives. “Do this, don’t do that.” How I live my life is not going to be determined by any except for me.
Now, anytime people talk to me, or ask me, about religion, I just tell them that I worship Thor. I do this for two reasons: One, it’s funny. Two, it usually stops all further conversation. Now, most people don’t believe me when I first tell them this. The trick to selling it is to act outraged at the comic book/movie version of Thor. It also helps that I have read up a little on Norse mythology and can spout a few facts about him. Either way, it’s a very short talk.