Question: You, understandably, haven’t joined any discussion, so what would you call yourself? Christian, Atheist, Agnostic, Scientologist? –Alcari
Question: What is your religious history? –sidfaiwu
Answer: Once upon a time, gasmonso was raised in a happy Catholic home. I have been baptized and even received my first communion along with all the other standard Catholic stuff. I attended a Catholic school for eight years and went to church every Friday during that period.
But even at an early age, I felt uneasy about religion. I always felt that my teacher in religion class was full of shit. It seems like she was just reading from a book of propaganda and didn’t even fully understand it herself. It’s tough to explain. I found church to be just creepy. The idea of hundreds of people gathering together to pray to some "thing" struck me as really odd even as a kid when most just go with the pack. Then there was the idea that we were already sinners and needed forgiveness. Having to go to confession at such an early age struck me as silly. The worst thing I had done was shoot spitballs in class and goof off. I remember wondering, "why would God give a crap about this?" Yea I know about original sin, but I don’t buy it. As the years went on, I could see myself growing further and further apart from the people who bought in to this "charade."
Upon completion of Catholic school I never went back to church except for weddings, funerals, etc. I became more spiritual and realized that I was actually more so without religion. I started looking at life for what it was, an exceptionally complicated, yet beautiful phenomena that beckons to be analyzed, observed, and enjoyed. To this day I laugh at people who think they have it all figured out because I guarantee you don’t. Nobody does, and that’s the beautiful part of life. There’s so much discovery ahead of us and I feel that brings purpose to our lives. I’d rather be dead than believe our sole purpose on Earth is to please God and die. There is much more to life in my book.
So to answer your question, I guess that makes me some type of Agnostic. Oh and I subscribe to a belief in Karma as well :)