I don’t know where I heard about not talking about religion, sports & politics in public or in mixed company but it’s out there somewhere. Why is it taboo to talk about such things? Who knows. Fear of ridicule, fear of losing friends, fear of mockery, fear of being bullied or whatever.
Religion, Sports & Politics
Today’s #BlogSpringFever asks if you believe in something bigger than yourself, or if you are a spiritual person.
Yes, I believe in something bigger than myself. I am also somewhat of a religious person. I don’t go to church anymore but it’s not on purpose. I do not have a beef with the church like some folks do.
But I am also a private person when it comes to my religion. I am not an outward worshipper; if that is a thing? I personally don’t like to get out with other followers to praise and worship in public. I know! Blasphemy right!? No, I think not.
I am Catholic though. Not only am I Catholic but I am a convert to Catholicism. And I love this faith. I love the traditions and I have my reasons why I converted. I’ve shared my conversion story with some people, not all. If you are interested in the story you can figure out a way to contact me and ask.
There are a lot of different beliefs and religion out there. There are also a ton of people who do not believe. I don’t ridicule anyone else and their belief or lack thereof just like I don’t want anyone telling me what to believe, or what not to believe. It is not my job to save anyone’s soul.
Yes, I would love to go back to participating in Mass on a regular basis. I guess I am just too damned lazy to do so right now. Maybe I’ll start going back soon. I’ve grown accustomed to being a home body. I’ve also grown even more selfish in my old age and like my own time.
These are not excuses, they are truths in why I don’t go to church right now and I am not proud of these truths either.
There is more to why I like being Catholic but I won’t get into the nitty gritty here on the blog. Perhaps one day I can break it down little by little on the blog in The Moxie Column, later, much later.
In the meantime, yes – I believe. But I also feel guilty for not participating and so I find it easier to continue to do nothing than to muster the gumption to participate.
Ciao Mio Amore,