This is a rant. xD
I’ve never been religious… I was as catholic as a 5-year-old could get when their aunts are catholic/christian. Every time we would cross a local church, I would do the cross sign, and I had at least once done the local church tour for Easter week.
I have the utmost respect for people and their selected religion.
However, it really irks me when religious people go on and put down other religion’s beliefs, which is the worse kind of religion and the preferred type churches want their followers to have.
It’s such a pity, because religion can be such a fulfilling experience to some. It makes your life lighter, and sometimes it can get you going.
Guys, you can be logical and have faith. It’s like that bit on Peter Pan. I do believe in fairies, I do! I do! It’s a wonderful thing to have, and to feel.
However, most of the times you’d find yourself with someone who’s religious, and will tell you things are because they are. The [book of your choice] says so. It says that [such and such] will happen, so it’s going to happen because it’s already begun.
Why can’t more people understand that different religions are like different colors… different shades of colors. Purple has shades of blue and red, depending on how deep your purple is… but in the end, all are colors!
Ever since I was little, I’ve always liked variety… different languages, different cultures. It was great that I got the chance to grow up with this little BBC animated show — shown here back when Discovery Kids wasn’t for babies — Religions of the World: Our World Faiths Animated. Besides the animation bit, I found learning about other religions fascinating!
It reminds me of this teacher we used to have in catholic school. I was never into the religion class at school, it was a mission to pass the course with a good grade, but never mind it. However, that teacher came — he told us to call him Grillo… as cricket, Jiminy Cricket — he began telling and testing us about other religions. It was such a refreshing time as a young teen, that quickly ended because he was sacked.
We never knew why.
I’ll always remember him. In a total non-creepy way…