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Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:04 AM

37. I just called my "devoutly Catholic" mother (almost 80) to see if she is

braving the cold and snow to go to church this morning. Yes, she is. She does live close to her church and the roads are pretty flat.
She tried very hard to raise my sister and I in the church, but it just didn't stick. I think by the time I was 7 I was seeing it was sort of silly compared to what else I was learning about the world.
My mom raised us as a single mom. My dad was not Catholic so I don't know if their marriage "counted" in the churches eyes. My mom didn't agree with the church on birth control, so that made it easier for my sister and I to question things and get out.
I guess church is a nice social thing, but unless a church is doing a lot for the community, I don't know why they don't pay taxes.
I find beauty and love and amazement in the world without god or a church. I am glad I was able to grow and think for myself. Churches don't seem to like that much. It seems to me they don't really like "free thought" and I can't imagine life without that! I am glad I raised my kids without church or telling them what to think about a god. My sister and I felt being told as young kids we were born sinners was not a really nice way to start out in life.


On another note: try e cigs! I have been using them for 3 years after smoking cigarettes for 33 years. They are amazing. All the nicotine and none of the guilt!

Enjoy your day! Peace!

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