Think myself crazy
A Place for my mind to wander.
Tuesday, July 7
Saturday, April 18
Monday, February 23
Thursday, January 22
Friday, January 9
Monday, November 24
Wednesday, November 19
Saturday, October 25
Thursday, October 16
Q: And What are your religious views?
A: Religious views? Ha, do you have enough time? I suppose my answer is…that…I don’t have answer.
Q: you think you’re smart don’t you?
A: Generally speaking, yes. Maybe you’re just mad that I didn’t give you a canned answer- a quick response. Shouting from the rooftops with all assuredness that I have the answer the world is looking for…. I can tell you’re not amused. Well, I’m not a Christian. I know that.
Q: Well then what are you?
A: What am I? A Human? A person without a clue? Why do I have to prescribe to some set of beliefs? Sure, I know people who claim to not be Christian anymore. They feel like they don’t deserve the title. Like they aren’t good enough because they don’t actively participate. See, I’m not a Christian because, well, I’m not. It’s about identity [coughs]. Let me tell you something. I was a vegetarian for three years. One day I just decided that meat might not be that bad and I started eating chicken, then pork, and lastly beef. Now, that was two years ago and for a while I still called myself a vegetarian but I wasn’t. That’s the key [pause]. It was one of the identities I gave myself. It was one of the boxes I felt I fit into. Religion is just another box.
Q: Religion is a box?
A: YES! It’s all a box. Democrat, Republican, Christian, Atheist, Aggie, Longhorn, Right, Wrong. What does it matter? I write; does that make me a writer? It’s all a box. Life is a box! Life is the ultimate box because it confines our every action. People see the face of God when they look at people; I just see dignity. The atheists I know are the most moral people you’ll ever meet. You wanna know why? Because they don’t live for anything other than what each person knows is right or wrong. When you are looking to yourself to see the answer, then the answer is much more beautiful than anything I could read out of some book…I mean…
Q: Excuse me. I would actually just like to go ahead and get your answer so we can move on.
A: oh…right, of course.
Q: What are your religious views?
A: Can I check “other”?