There is a blog post floating around Facebook these days called 20 Signs You Grew Up A Church Kid. After 12-years of Catholic school I didn’t understand most of them. Apparently growing up in Catholic school is just not the same as growing up a church kid. They had fun Jesus learning with Mr.Psalty, and we had just plain old nun-ification. With the help of three of my lovely former-plaid skirted friends, I came up with my own!
Let’s get this party started. Are you ready? Cause just like your first two hour mass, it’s going to be a loooong ride.
1. You at one point compared who got the “better” ash mark on their head from Ash Wednesday. Really they all looked like splotchy finger prints, but it kept you busy at recesses comparing noggins.
2. You feel like a rebel when you wear colored socks. Oh yeah…
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I believe the Bible is a collection of metaphors. People just have this colorful way of speaking. It’s how we communicate. A lot of symbolism in religion is intuition.
It’s about energy. Very scientific, really. Call it what you want. But I believe when people congregate in a place of worship we create energy that connects us to people.
A friend wanted to go to church, so I went with her yesterday.
However, I like distance from organized religion because ministers are just vehicles for the spirit, but they are flawed humans.
I love Jesus — the symbol Jesus. He carries our sins because we’re weak – it’s the way we’re made. That’s why spiritual leaders have spiritual leaders. They need someone to advise them so they don’t form cults, and tell people God told them to have sex with them, or to drink Kool-Aid with cyanide in it.
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