Monday, November 22, 2010

TDoT(19): What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?

Ooo, controversial, this one, isn’t it? Do I do religion? Or politics? I’m not a lover of either, to be honest, but the fact that most politicians are fat cats puts me off that completely. Religion it is then.

I’m not a fan of organised religion but I believe each to their own. I think it’s safe to say that, through the ages, religion has been the source of some pretty nasty things and that’s the religion I’m against – the one with the idea of “My religion is the only right one, therefore I will spend a lot of energy convincing you of that and, possibly, resort to violence to enforce that fact.”

The one that encourages community, love, human respect – that I can see the point of. I don’t need to go to church for that however, I don’t need to concentrate my efforts on defining one superior being, or another. There may well be a higher power of some sort, I don’t feel the need to define it. In saying that, those who do, are welcome to do so, as long as they don’t use it to give themselves permission to judge anybody else.

I taught Sunday School at high school, would you believe? Admittedly, it was the toddlers we looked after, and we spent the time getting them to draw pictures of their family, who they love and such. I guess I’d already worked out my affiliatons by then.

1 comment:

Angela said...

I can totally agree to what you said. I think you are very sensible.