Wednesday, May 10, 2006


Gotta love the kid.
This time, I refer not to my spawn as usual, but my original "kid" – the sis.
She has always been and will always be my kid sister, and today she worked her normal blog magic to wake this sleeping giant to post again.

Here was the deal: quoted from her site:
1. I'll respond with something random I like about you.

2. I'll tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.

3. I'll leave you a quote that is somehow appropriate to you.

4. I'll ask you something that I've always wondered about you.

5. If I do this for you, you must (please) post this on your journal so you can do the same for other people.

So here was the kid’s response:
1. Despite being a callous asshole at times, your love and support for chosen people is limitless.

2. "Come Sail Away" as sung by Cartman. That, and "Crying" by Roy Orbison.

3. People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962), My Day

4. Dude... what was UP with that whole Harry-Krishna episode?

Allow me to answer her question.
I never had a “Hare-Krishna” episode, however I must admit to seriously turning my back to the Catholic Church. It’s amazing what happens when you open yourself to other thoughts and ideals, in that you may just begin to understand what or why other people do what they do. You may appreciate the finer things, or be disgusted at the vast majority of ignorance and apathy that surrounds us all.
In my case, I went on an exploration. I learned about who other folk pray to and why, or why they don’t at all. Never along this journey did I ever lose my personal conviction, faith, or dialogue with God.
Before this gets hairy, I must point out that you, gentle reader, must not confuse the terms faith and religion. Religion is a man-made set of rules. Faith is a personal understanding.
I don’t want or have to write a thesis here, but let it be said that my episode is not yet finished. I don’t fully agree with the doctrines of the Catholic Church. Our catechism is a fun bunch of rules du jour that can easily be changed with a cash-based indulgence system, without any real biblical basis. How many rules do we have to adopt from pagan religions to convert more to “our” side?
The basics are essentially real, though. One God and Father Almighty? Check. Lord King, Messiah and Savior JC? Check. We’re all waiting for JC’s big return for final judgment and Earthly cleanup? You betcha dupa.
So, kid – Hare Krishna? That dude’s a mess. Me? Yeah – I’m a mess, too, but dammit – I’m proud to be straight up callous about the stupid shit that gets us bent outta shape and diverts us from the real stuff that life should be made of.

Last note: Roy Orbison was teh kewl.


Blogger Carrie said...

hmmm. I think I already knew that. but that's not too far a stretch, cause you've always been up front about shit.

Despite knowing the questions were always there, I think I was still a bit shocked when Dawn called me one day. It took what I perceived as normal Catholic Discontent to something more real and deep that you were feeling, which of course appealed to the barefoot-hockey-stick-wielding 9th grader in me. ... cause let's face it.... I'm a cold hearted selfish bitch, and if ANYTHING is going to cause you angst... it's gonna be me!

love you, big bruddah.

10:53 AM  

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